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Building Peace in the Wake of War

Ha Noi, Hue, Hoi An, Dong Ha, Viet Nam

Term Offered: 
Viet Nam
Approximate Dates of Instruction: 
June 14, 2017 to July 19, 2017
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2017
Information Sessions: Feb. 9, 4:30, Padelford C101, and Feb. 13, 5:00, Thomson 317

Fee reduced!

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.

For a student's perspective, read alumna Jennifer Louie's account of the 2015 program.

  • CHID 470: 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 do not include some additional costs, including, but not limited to: airfare, Study Abroad Insurance ($2/day), 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.