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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Ashley Krause Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Art History, Asian & Asian American Studies, Public Health, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sustainable Community Development Click here for a definition of this term Program Options: Internship Credits, Service Learning, Undergraduate Research
Click here for a definition of this term Key Word Search: Asian Studies, Development Studies, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary, International Development, Language Intensive Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Vietnamese
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 0 College-Level Semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Credits Available: 6 credits +
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Program Provider: CET
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: All US Students
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 1st Semester Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Guest House
Program Description:

CET Vietnam: Development Studies

CET Vietnam excursion
CET Vietnam is for students interested in seeing international development in action. Conduct internships at local philanthropic organizations. Take multidisciplinary courses, taught in English, that contextualize your hands-on experiences. Study Vietnamese language and live with a Vietnamese roommate.

Pursue an Internship. Study Development. Live in Emerging Asia.

  • Service-learning internships in local non-profits, foundations and schools
  • An option to conduct a semester-long guided research project in lieu of an internship
  • Electives that examine the challenges of development in Vietnam: women & gender relations, public health, environmental development
  • Traveling Seminar to North & Central Vietnam
  • Excursion to the Mekong Delta 
  • Hands-on exposure to the local community
  • Vietnamese language classes at all levels
  • Local roommates
  • No language prerequisite
Visit the CET website to learn more about this program.