It is a nation of over 80 million people, struggling to become
one of the "Asian Tigers" in the midst of globalization. Eleven St.
John’s students studied this developing nation first-hand for two
and a half weeks. As they traveled through Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh
City (Saigon), the Cu Chi tunnels and the Me Kong River Delta,
students were challenged to think about solution-based approaches
to peace, development and sustainability in Vietnam.
Students attended lectures by the professor and distinguished
Vietnamese and American experts, toured a Nike footwear factory and
met with members of Global Alliance. This partnership of private,
public and non-governmental organizations is charged with
researching workplace experience and the future prospects of
workers for Nike contracted factories. Truly, an unmatched
inside-out view of global production.
Future program opportunities to study in China, The Galapagos
Islands and Bulgaria are planned for 2005.
View more on the Vietnam