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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Derek Shepard Program features: Service-Learning
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Housing options: Guest House
Program type: Third-Party Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English, Vietnamese Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
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CET: Vietnam (Development Studies Summer)

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship

This program gives you a window out-of-reach to most of Vietnam's other visitors. Area studies classes such as Challenges in Vietnam's Development touch on every facet of Vietnamese society. Language classes help you engage with the people around you, like your Vietnamese roommate. Through a service-oriented internship, you will volunteer at a local public health or other philanthropic organization.      


CET Vietnam’s home base is in Ho Chi  Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most  market-oriented city. Life in Ho Chi Minh City is colorful and vibrant, with high-energy street scenes juxtaposed  with several hundred years of tradition. While in Ho Chi Minh City, students can take advantage of the city’s numerous resources--universities, NGO’s, non-profits, etc.--for their service-learning placements before venturing on a traveling seminar through central Vietnam in the fall and spring

CET’s overseas partner is Hong Bang University, accredited by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education. Students study Vietnamese language at Vietnamese Language Studies Saigon (VLS), Hong Bang’s affiliate. Located in the heart of the city, VLS offers excellent learning facilities and employs some of the best-trained language teachers in Vietnam. The CET Center is conveniently located near VLS.

Courses & Credits

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
 Study Abroad Credit Transfer: Grade and Credit Conversion Chart


CET students live with Vietnamese roommates in a student guesthouse.

Program Costs

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.

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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/14/2018
03/06/2018 06/13/2018 08/12/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications