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Vietnam: The Brockport Vietnam Program
Danang, Vietnam (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/11/2018
Rolling Admission 08/24/2018 12/06/2018
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 02/08/2019 05/12/2019

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Program Name: Vietnam: The Brockport Vietnam Program Country: Vietnam
Program Type: Full-time Study, Service Learning Region: Asia
Term: Fall, Spring City: Danang
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
Other Requirements: Demonstrated ability to do upper-division work in subject chosen Language of Instruction: English
Academic Fields Available: Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies, Social Sciences
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About the Brockport Vietnam Program

The Brockport Vietnam Program in Danang provides participants an international adventure in an exciting, safe, friendly, and historically rich community with a political system and social traditions that are fascinating. Participants will take classes in language, culture, politics, and history from professors that also teach at Danang University (the state university), Duy Tan University (a private university), and The School of Politics (a state political education institute). Each institution will expose students to different philosophies and teaching approaches in Vietnam. Students also perform community service at a variety of locations including a group home for disabled children, nursing home, teaching English to local students, etc.

Vietnam Program Handbook (pdf): VietnamHndb-1.pdf

Check out this video and participate in the Brockport Vietnam Program!

Danang is the capital of Central Vietnam, about 400 miles midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The small city is on the shore of the beautiful South China Sea and the Han River. It is a safe, tropical, quiet city that reflects a rich culture and tradition. Once the scene of a massive US military build-up, it now welcomes the Brockport Vietnam Program and its students as friends. The city is proximate to the mountains, seashore, museums, historical sites, tropical forests, recreational facilities, and a variety of fascinating activities. English is a fast-developing second language in the city. Americans are welcomed, not with a recollection of the past, but with a focus on the present and the future. Exciting shopping, recreation, eating, and social resources are everywhere. 

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The Brockport Vietnam Program offers you the opportunity to:

  • Build bridges of friendships between our two nations.
  • Live and study in a vibrant developing city in a comfortable yet challenging academic atmosphere.
  • Improve your understanding of Vietnamese Language, Culture, History, and its traditions.
  • Study Vietnamese language at any level of proficiency.
  • Be privately tutored in Vietnamese Language outside of regular instruction.
  • Receive instruction in courses specifically designed for program participants in English.

Your experience in Vietnam will:

  • Provide the opportunity to experience the satisfaction of helping local Vietnamese through community service sponsored by US charitable fund.
  • Foster development of a deeper understanding of yourself and Vietnam.
  • Change your view of the world.
  • Change the world.

In Vietnam you will:

  • Live with other program students in our spacious program house with modern facilities (internet, air conditioning in bedrooms, some ensuite bathrooms, lounge with TV, VCR, and Karaoke, etc...).
  • Enjoy home cooked meals by program staff (breakfast, lunch and dinner), daily room and linen cleaning, daily laundry service.
  • Receive comprehensive orientation from Resident Director and Vietnamese staff upon arrival.
  • Enjoy an extensive program of field trips and excursions.
  • Have numerous and continual opportunities to interact with local Vietnamese and participate in traditional ceremonies and holiday celebrations.
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Housing & Orientation


The Brockport Vietnam Program is housed in a building which includes housing for the student participants. The building is air-conditioned. The students share double bedrooms. Television, radio, telephone, recreation, and computer services are available. Meals (included in the cost) are prepared by the staff, and laundry will also be done by the staff.


Orientation materials will be provided to each participant after acceptance and enrollment in the program. These consist of basic English-Vietnamese language materials, cultural and historical information, and detailed materials to assist in preparation for the experience in Vietnam. A one-week orientation program will be completed during the first week in Danang to familiarize students with the community, resources, and other relevant information.

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Fees for Brockport's Vietnam Semester Program

Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Fall 2018) $10,537.68 

Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program: Spring 2019 
$10,687.68 (Estimated Cost)
$7,337.68 (Estimated NYS Resident Discount Costs)
$9,147.68(Estimated Non-Resident Discount Costs)

Discount Rate is for student whom ALSO attended Vietnam Winter 18/19


  • SUNY International Health Insurance*
  • Campus-specific fees** (college fee and technology fee)
  • HOUSING (in double occupancy rooms) in Vietnam during the whole time program is in session
  • Program acceptance fee
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • On-site orientation program
  • All course textbooks
  • Field Trips
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services (including the presence of our Vietnam-based Resident Director and program staff)


  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses
  • Round-trip Airfare to/from Vietnam
  • Travel while in Vietnam

This estimate does not include the purchase of clothing; travel in Vietnam outside of the excursions/field trips organized by the program.

The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.

Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/ missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning) such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.

Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.

Scholarship: We encourage you to apply to all scholarships that you qualify for, including the Benjamin A. Gilman International. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or gour-year college/university to participate in a study abroad program worldwide.


*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.

The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.


Click on an outline for more information:

Language Course Outline: language.pdf

Culture Course Outline: culture.pdf

Politics Course Outline: politics.pdf

Community Service Course Outline: cs course outline.pdf

History Course Outline: history.pdf


Students earn 15 credits (divided between the seminars and the community service activities) for a spring, summer or fall semester of participation. All credits earned in the Brockport Vietnam Program will be counted towards undergraduate degree requirements for graduation. Non-SUNY students and students who wish to use these credits for their academic major and/or minor should consult with their home campus academic departments prior to participation.

Letter grades for the courses taken will be transmitted to the participant's home campus Registrar via the Brockport supplement at the conclusion of the semester. Graduate students who wish to contract through the program to use the program for additional research activities may do so.


Each participant will take courses in language, culture, history, and politics from professors from Danang University (the state university), Duy Tan University (a private university), the School of Politics (a state political education institute), and other Vietnamese scholars. Each of these professors will expose students to different philosophies and teaching approaches in Vietnam. These seminars will take place for three hours a day, Monday through Thursday. Participants will also engage in educational activities by providing service in the community for two hours or more four afternoons per week, M - Th. There are occasional weekend service activities. These activities may range from work in a group home for disabled children; in a local nursing home; food and clothing distribution in poor, mountainous villages; service in urban or rural health clinics; etc. Also, each student will spend one hour each week teaching English to local university students in a community continuing education program in Danang. There will be a road trip of Vietnam from Danang to Hanoi and another to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by the Brockport Vietnam Program as well as all of Brockport's university programs in Asia, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in Africa and Asia.pdf

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Student Testimonials

"Vietnam: an unforgettable place, with unforgettable people, and most importantly, an unforgettable semester. Thanks for the opportunity!"
-Brittany Regan

"The Vietnam Program was an amazing experience that allowed me to grow as an individual and gain new skills. The various service works were organized very well and allowed us to work with a wide variety of people and people I will never forget. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to take part in this unique program."
-Felisa Erway

"I studied on Brockport's Program, and this turned out to be one great adventure. Not only did I learn about the customs, history and culture of a land I had no prior knowledge of beforehand, but I also learned a great deal about myself. I have left Vietnam having a greater understanding and respect for another culture as well as many lifelong friendships. All in all, studying in Vietnam was an experience that I will never forget!"

Candra's Video: "My Real Experience in Vietnam"



Fall 2018 (est.): August 24, 2018 - December 6, 2018
Spring 2019 (est.): February 8, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor. 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.