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  • Locations: Can Tho, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vinh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • Budget Sheets:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: Non-USF Applicants, USF Students Language of Instruction: English
Language Requirements: English Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate
Credit Offered: USF Credit Program Primary Subject: Natural and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Society, Culture, and Language, Sociology
Sponsoring College: College of Arts and Sciences, Honors College, USFSP - College of Arts and Sciences Program Advisor: Kelly Moore
Program Description:
USF in Vietnam: Society, Energy & Humanity

July 7 - July 30, 2018


Program Description

In this dynamic and intensive program, a cohort of students at USF will embark on an exciting journey to Vietnam with two professors to study the social structure and how this rapidly developing country is coping with the current and future energy demands.  Students will spend 4-5 days at the Mekong delta, where large populations are relying on agriculture for livelihood, to observe current efforts to harness energy from animal waste and other waste products.  They will be involved in projects conducted by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) to improve energy harvesting techniques that are unique to this geography. 
Subsequently, they will travel to Vinh University at Vinh City to spend 2-weeks for a learning experience that is unique to this program.  They will live, work, play, and travel together with a group of Vinh University students.  While at Vinh, students will attend two lectures everyday, one in Renewable Energy Technologies and the other in Sociology.  At the end of the program students with their Vietnamese partners will make joint presentations on a project that they researched during their stay in Vinh. 

Tentative schedule for the program is outlined below.
July 07 - Leave Tampa to Saigon, Vietnam
July 08 – Arrive in Saigon
July 09 – Tours in Saigon
July 10 to July 14 – Project in Mekong Delta
July 15 – fly to Vinh City and Join the Vinh University student group
July 16 to July 26 – Attend classes and visit local attractions
July 27 – Final Presentations
July 28 – Leave to Hanoi by train
July 29, 30 – Flight back to Tampa

Who Can Participate?

This program is open to Honors and Non-Honors students of any academic discipline, undergraduates and graduates, and non-USF students. USF in Vietnam is ideal for rising freshmen and sophomores.

This program is currently not accepting applications.