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Building for Peace in the Wake of War

Dong Ha and Hanoi, Viet Nam

Term Offered: 
CHID Viet Nam program
Approximate Dates of Instruction: 
June 17, 2015 to July 22, 2015
Application Deadline: 
February 27, 2015
Information session for this program on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 11am in the CHID Lounge (Padelford C101).

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 a community-building project with local people in Dong Ha, near the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Professor Giebel has directed seven Comparative History of Ideas programs in Viet Nam, all of which have received uniformly excellent student evaluations.

Ability to speak Vietnamese is not required, and students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply.

  • CHID 498: Understanding Contemporary Viet Nam (2 credits)
  • HSTAS 265 / JSIS A 265: 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: 

*Note that the fees stated above includes the CHID fee of $300 but do not include some additional costs, including, but not limited to: airfare, Study Abroad Insurance (about $42/month), and personal spending money. Remember that these costs will differ by program. Be sure to read our Fees, Financing, and Withdrawal information for details about the fee structure and payment schedule.