At the CET Vietnam: International Student Program, a US university-style academic environment comes to you. Your instructors are experienced, your peers are other international students also earning their degrees at US universities, and your classes are taught in English. Take on engaging in-person coursework, seminars, and assignments while fulfilling credits at your home institution.
Curriculum & SYLLABI
You enroll in a combination of courses to meet a total of 12 to 15 recommended credits. Choose from CET courses, direct-enroll courses, and–if your school provides the option–online courses with your home institution.
These courses are conducted in English using US-style teaching methods. Each of the following courses is worth 3 credits and 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted.
- HC/INTS 350 Internship: Bridging Theory and Practice (150 hours. 3 credits.)
- HC/DEVS 350 Development Studies in Southeast Asia
- HC/DEVS 380 The Vietnam Diaspora: Origin, Identity, and Influence
- HC/PBHL 370 Public Health in Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Approach
- HC/MDST 390 Visualizing Southeast Asia
- HC/DIRR 399 Directed Research
You can also choose to take direct-enroll courses at University of Economics at Ho Chi Minh City (credit and contact hours vary). These classes are taken in English or Vietnamese and are offered in the following departments:
- Political Economy
- Planning and Investment Economics
- International Business
- Foreign Trade
Some universities may offer online coursework to supplement in-person classes. Please check with your school for more information.
Select universities have options for enrolling in online coursework that complements the in-person coursework offered at CET and UEH. Online courses are administered by US universities, and are not included in the CET VIetnam program transcript. Please check with your university for more information.
Take classes that mirror the teaching styles of American classrooms. You and your classmates (other international students unable to take in-person classes in the US) participate in seminar-style classes with active discussions and assignments that encourage analysis and critical thinking. And because these courses fulfill credits at your home school, you can take in-person classes while in Vietnam, strengthen your English proficiency, and stay on track to graduate on time.
Conduct a Part-Time Internship for Credit
HOUSING & ACTIVITIES
Settling in for Fall
Your semester starts off with a three-day orientation to help you get settled for the semester. Two days are dedicated to introducing you to your CET coursework and extra-curricular activities, while the third day focuses on University of Economics HCMC and registration for direct-enroll classes, should you choose to take any. Orientation will also cover health and safety guidelines and procedures.
Connecting with your Community
You might not be at your home university, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the social aspects of on-campus life. Your cohort includes other Vietnamese international students from both your US school and other colleges across the country. Take classes together this fall, and when US schools are once again open for in-person learning, return to campus with both academic credits and new friends.
Who is CET?
CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and operating innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, later expanding to other locations around the world. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and customized programs around the world for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students.
Your CET courses are taught by passionate faculty recruited to instruct specific courses, and most hold PhDs from local universities. The recruitment and hiring process for faculty members assesses their prior teaching experience, research expertise, fluency in English, and history of teaching US undergraduates.
All of your classes and program-related learning are included with your tuition.
If you live outside of Ho Chi MInh City and are unable to commute to classes daily, we arrange for you to live in off-campus housing. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.
From pre-program preparation to orientation, and on site to re-entry, CET provides you with the support you need every step of the way.
The extra-curricular activities that we arrange are included in your program fee.
If you choose to intern for credit, we help you land the internship and make sure you’re prepared. And after you get started, we stay in close touch with your host organization to provide support all semester long.
Your textbooks and course supplies are covered and waiting for you on site. Please note that textbooks for direct-enroll classes at UEH are not included with your program fees.
- Start an application with your home university.
This is generally done through the study abroad office, though it may differ from school to school.
- Click “Enroll Now” below to open your CET online account.
In the online portal, complete the forms and submit required materials.
This is an online form that your study abroad office or international student services office completes. To send the electronic form request, simply enter the name and email address of your advisor in the designated fields of your online account.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
Complete and electronically sign this document through your online CET account.
Your online CET account contains other components to complete your enrollment (e.g., forms for housing, emergency contact information, course preferences, etc.)
*Your school might have its own internal deadline, check with your home institution to confirm.