For information about this program for summer 2012, please contact Cathy Lancellotti, Director of Vietnamese Initiatives at 718-990-6331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, February 6, 2012
1:30 - 3:30
D'Angelo Center, Room 210
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Considering summer courses? Travel to Vietnam and embark on the experience of a lifetime, all while earning 3-6 credits. Travel to Ho Chi Minh City, situated on the banks of the Saigon River. You will visit temples, museums city hall and many other places of interest. Before leaving for Hanoi, you’ll explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of underground passages used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Your second week is in the beautiful capital city of Hanoi, filled with old world charm. Experience 600 year old architecture in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and shop for elegant silk clothing and souvenirs in the Silk Village. The program cumulates in a magical overnight cruise down Ha Long Bay
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Students must select a minimum of 1 course (3 credits) and a maximum of 2 courses (6 credits).
Please note you may only register for graduate or undergraduate level courses, but you may not register for both levels.
Dates: May 15 - May 29
Depart NY: May 15; Arrive Ho Chi Minh City: May 17
Arrive NY: May 29
NOTE: Classes for this program will begin on the Queens campus on May 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14.
- Application deadline: Friday, March 23
- Deposit deadline: Friday, March 30
Monday, February 6
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
D'Angelo Center, Room 210
Program Fee: $1,990 (Tuition and airfare not included*)
*Please note: Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.
Ho Chi Minh City
City Hall (1908 French, decorated by Ruffier)
Reunification Palace (Reconstructed in 1966, Architect Ngo Viet Thu) Museum of Vietnamese History (1927 French, it documents the evolution of Vietnam’s various cultures; the Dong Song Bronze Age, Southern Chinese Funan, Cham, Khmer and Vietnamese)
Ho Chi Minh City Museum (1866 French Colonial, contains pictures of the Wars amongst other displays such as the flat-bottomed boats)
Notre Dame Cathedral (1828 French Colonial)
Thien Hau Pagoda – Dedicated to Lady Thien Hau, The Sea Goddess (18th century Chinese)
Phung Son Tu Pagoda – Dedicated to the God of Happiness and Virtue (1914)
Independent private art galleries
Old Quarter (This area was one of the main resistance centers against the French colony, it contains a remarkable example of six hundred year old architecture and lifestyle)
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Soviet Architectural Influence 1945)
Fine Arts Museum (Beginning with 10,000-year-old Dong Noi Stone carvings to the Post-Impressionism of current day)
Temple of Literature Van Mieu (1076 built under the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong)
Women’s Museum (Exhibitions focus on the female dress of various ethnic groups)
Workshop with local artists at the Hanoi Institute of Fine Arts
Art workshop at Vietnamese orphanage
Cook off with local chefs
Attention all Graduate Students:
Please be advised that at this time graduate students are unable to apply through the St. John's UIS system for graduate level courses. Graduate students must file a paper application and an approved course option form in order to apply for this program. Print the Application PDF and course option form, complete the application and submit to the Office of Global Studies located in Sun Yat Sen Hall. The course option form should be signed by your Dean or Academic Advisor to ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of study.