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CET Vietnam: Development Studies

Living with a Local Roommate

Insider's Access to Vietnam

You can learn everything you need to know about Vietnamese college life from your local roommate. The coolest music venues. Where to find food from all over the country. The prettiest parks with the best people-watching. Some roommates invite CET students back to their home for dinner or a weekend away, giving them a glimpse of Vietnamese family life, too.

It’s no wonder students often tell us that their roommate is “one of the best parts of the program.”

Who Are The Local Roommates?

Roommates are undergraduates from local universities who apply to participate in the program. We select roommates who are enthusiastic about the opportunity and excited to share their culture (and their city!) with a new foreign friend. Roommates speak very good English, but are always happy to let teach you some Vietnamese slang, too.