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Building for Peace in the Wake of War

Dong Ha and Hanoi, Viet Nam

Term Offered: 
Students and locals dig dirt for a restoration project
Approximate Dates of Instruction: 
June 19, 2013 to July 24, 2013
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2013

Application deadline extended to March 1st!

This program explores the legacy of war and ongoing rebuilding efforts in Viet Nam. In partnership with PeaceTrees Vietnam, a Seattle-based organization working on land mine clearance and environmental/community restoration in Quang Tri Province, our group of 12-18 students will pursue historical studies in Ha Noi and Hue and participate in community-building projects with local people in and around Dong Ha, near the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

  • CHID 498: Understanding Contemporary Viet Nam (2 credits)
  • HSTAS 265/JSIS A 265 or equivalent: The Viet Nam Wars (5 credits)
  • CHID 475: S.E. Asia Study Abroad: Engaged Community Learning (5 credits)
Fulfills Requirements: 
CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement
CHID Power & Difference
I&S Credit
Total Program Fees: 

*Please note that this cost does not include UW Study Abroad (IPE) Fee ($300), airfare, Study Abroad Insurance ($37/month) and personal spending money.

Students applying to the Viet Nam program should also apply for the Freeman-ASIA study abroad scholarship! The deadline is in mid-February.

Make sure to read our Fees, Financing, and Withdrawal page for information on paying for your trip.