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CET Vietnam: Development Studies

What are the Traveling Seminars?

The Traveling Seminars are about zooming out your lens, and getting a broader perspective on Southeast Asia. These immersive, multi-day journeys get you out of the big city, seeing and experiencing other sides of life in the developing world—in the more remote sections of Vietnam, and in Cambodia. You’ll tour, visit, engage, taste, discuss, ride, and travel.

This is learning at its best.

Angkor Wat and Siem Reap

Traveling Seminar to Cambodia

You’ll journey to Cambodia for a long weekend. Visit a temple complex—one of the largest religious monuments in the world. Learn about local handicraft production. Interact with the local Women’s Union. Discuss the effects of tourism on development. 

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...Take You Through Vietnam

Central Vietnam & Hanoi. Go on a fine arts tour. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites. Eat at a restaurant that provides vocational training for disadvantaged youth. Travel to remote islands by boat.

Mekong Delta. Live with locals on an island in the Mekong river. Bike through mango orchards. Visit a coconut candy workshop. Take a cooking class. Enjoy cai luong (traditional live music).

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Unwinding in Ho Chi Minh City

All of your traveling, interning, and studying make unwinding a must. Luckily, there’s plenty to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Relax in the Botanical Garden. Check out a modern art museum. Try tropical fruits. Stroll past colonial French villas. Have dinner on a rooftop restaurant high above the Saigon River. Go to an “AO Show,” which depicts life in rural Vietnam as well as the country’s urbanization. What will you love best about Ho Chi Minh City?