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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
02/10/2019 05/25/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
09/03/2019 12/16/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: SIT Vietnam

Approximate Dates: 
Fall: late September to mid-December
Spring: February to Mid May

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing.

Academic Focus and Program Overview:
Political Science, South Asian Studies,Development Studies, International Relations. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed.

Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and complementary educational excursions led by academic and community experts, students learn about Vietnam's history, social characteristics, and recent economic development trends. Intensive language study, learning activities with Vietnamese peers, and a meaningful home stay further facilitate deep cultural immersion and cross-cultural learning. Field study outside the program base is an essential component of this program. In most semesters, program participants are able to examine Vietnam's different cultural contexts and development processes in three distinct regions: Southern, Central, and Northern Vietnam.

Field sites and excursions include the Mekong Delta Rice Institute, the Highlands, the imperial City and the capitol city. Additionally, students gain first hand experience through service projects and visits to indigenous communities.

The courses include:
  • Economic Reform and Development (3 credits)
  • Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Change (3 credits)
  • Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Vietnamese (3 credits)
  • Field Methods and Ethics (3 credits)
  • Independent Study Project or Internship*  (4 credits)
Credit and Grade Translation - SIT Vietnam Development

More course information and syllabi are found here. Please see the Blanket Approval List to view previously approved courses. If you wish to seek approval from other academic departments at Emory, you must complete this course approval form and include the Faculty Representative at the bottom of the form.

Living Arrangements:
The home stay includes three weeks in Ho Chi Minh City. Other accommodations include hostels, guesthouses, or small hotels.

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. (Fall and Spring).

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Fund for Education Abroad, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, and SIT Scholarships. Please click here for more information.

SIT provides an array of need-based scholarships that range from $500 to $5,000. The scholarship application is integrated in the application, so no additional application is needed. It is best to apply earlier to the program as it takes two weeks for scholarship request to be reviewed. You can find a list of SIT scholarships and FAQ's here

SIT Scholarships:
SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.

  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. 
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
Tim Edenfield, Study Abroad Advisor,

This program is currently not accepting applications.