Gap at CET Vietnam

Why choose Gap at CET?

We understand the specific needs and interests of gap students.

Our gap programs go beyond college credits and preparedness, though they cover that too. Each site provides a unique platform to explore your interests, future goals and plans, and helps you develop skills critical for success moving forward (e.g. independence, time management, good study habits, etc.).

We have 35+ years of experience in study abroad.

CET Academic Programs began in Beijing with our first cohort on the ground in 1982. These days, we send about 2,000 students abroad annually. Over the years, we have built effective curricula, strong networks of passionate educators and staff, and comprehensive risk management strategies that prioritize health & safety, especially in response to COVID-19.

Our programs are designed with CET values in mind.

There are a few things we don’t compromise on: flexibility, environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, student support, academic excellence, and local roommates. Read more about CET’s mission and values.

Intern in Vietnam

Taking on an international internship during a gap semester abroad teaches you intercultural skills, workplace etiquette, and gives you space to explore potential career paths or college majors.  We work with you to match your interests and language skills to the needs of a host organization in our local network. 

Placement Examples

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

OUCRU has a large clinical and scientific research program that focuses on infectious diseases in Vietnam. You might write research briefs on how public health campaigns best reach key populations, or help develop English-language training materials for staff working with vulnerable populations. 

LIN Center for Community Development

Helps support local nonprofits to improve access to opportunities for disadvantaged people in Ho Chi Minh City. You might research potential international partners, provide administrative support, or help prepare for events with local philanthropists.

G.A.P. Institute

Aims to narrow the gap between Vietnamese and international students by building a talented generation of local youth in a variety of fields. You might conduct research to determine best practice for problem solving, visit various local companies to understand human capital issues, or participate in data collection and analysis work to measure the impacts and efficiency of initiatives. 

Foodbank Vietnam

Looks to eradicate hunger and reduce poverty through food storage and resource management. You might manage logistics and provide support for cooking events at FoodBank centers, conduct site visits to local food markets, and implement market research to better understand people’s food consumption, food concerns, and methods of preservation. 

Course Availability

Our goal is to offer every single course every term, but sometimes factors like faculty availability and program enrollment keep us from reaching that goal. If you’re concerned about needing to enroll in any one particular course, please contact us! We’ll try our best to get you the course you need.

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