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Public Health & Service-Learning in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam_Photo by Kevin Dinh


Gain hands-on work experience at a local organization. Interested in Public Health? Sustainable living? Education? We can set up your internship at a non-profit, NGO, or even a business that focuses on one of these areas. And better yet, you’ll leave the program with a service-learning portfolio in hand…perfect for touting on a résumé or showing off at a job interview.
Cambodia_Photo by Pia Mingkwan

Travel as You Study

Your courses will lead you not only around Ho Chi Minh City (head to a Daoist temple with your class), but out of the city to rural Vietnam and even all the way to Cambodia. On your three overnight Traveling Seminars, you’ll explore archaeological remains. You’ll visit with villagers. You’ll learn about local trades. You’ll tour remote islands. And you’ll get a wide-lens perspective on development in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam excursion_Photo by CET Staff

Experience an Emerging Nation

In Vietnam, you’ll delve into topics that are relevant to all developing nations—environmental degradation, public health infrastructure, economic inequality, the effects of war. Study these issues in class. See them firsthand on site visits. Talk about them with your local roommate. Intern for organizations that do the work of trying to solve them. What questions will guide your exploration of Vietnam?

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Spring 02/17/2016 06/05/2016 16 Weeks 14-18 $16,990
What’s Included
None November 1
Fall 08/31/2016 12/18/2016 16 Weeks 14-18 $16,990
What’s Included
None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Your transcript will come from Hong Bang University.


Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $14,290 goes to tuition & fees, and $2,700 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$16,990/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $950 for airfare and $1,100 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,500 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is bring your camera.

Traveling Seminars

Your Traveling Seminars (all 3 of them) are covered. You bring your luggage and your curiosity. We’ll get the rest.

Housing with a Local Roommate

We arrange your housing in the guesthouse, and find you a local roommate, too.

Internship Support

We don’t land you an internship only to walk away. We make sure you’re well prepared for your job, and we stay in close touch with your host organization…all semester long.

Visa Fees

We process your standard visa in Washington, DC, and cover the fees for you.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Vietnam. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.


Need money? You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample (if applicable), one letter of recommendation and an application fee that is applied to the tuition balance upon acceptance. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students from any US college or university are welcome to apply.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Vietnam, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.