Vietnam is a relatively new study abroad destination for American students, but is a “hidden gem of Southeast Asia” that has much to offer...
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2011
IEM Study Abroad expands its program offerings to the fast-growing country of Vietnam. The program includes summer, semester and internship options in Hanoi. IEM has partnered with Vietnam National University, Hanoi, one of the top university's in Vietnam, to teach the course curriculum. Students will immerse themselves in the Vietnamese culture where they can more easily learn the Vietnamese language. Students will also see the visually breathtaking Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) among others. “Vietnam is a relatively new study abroad destination for American students, but is a 'hidden gem of Southeast Asia' that has much to offer in terms of culture, traditions, spirituality and globalization,” said Kieu Vo, the General Manager of IEM Study Abroad. “We look forward to placing students in relevant and meaningful programs in Vietnam and providing services that exceed student expectations”.
An internship with IEM is one-of-a kind experience. IEM uses its strong ties to place students in relevant fields with top multinational companies. Students can choose from 8, 12, 16 and 20-week options with monthly enrollment. All of our students are guided through the internship process by a local internship coordinator.
Students arriving in the summer can choose from the above internship option as well as the Service Learning Global Citizenship Program and a Cultural Immersion Tour. Students selecting the Global Citizen Program will be partnered with a non-governmental organization (NGO) and participate in activities that benefit the local organization and the local citizens. Students looking for a less rigorous but still rewarding option can choose the Cultural Immersion Tour. At just three weeks, the Cultural Immersion Tour can easily be accommodated into a student’s busy schedule. Students will tour the country with an instructor and certified tour guide, participate in guest lectures and assist with an online travel blog.
Semester programs are run during the traditional U.S. academic calendar. Students enroll in 12-15 semester credits, including a Vietnamese language course. In addition to their coursework, students will also participate in various excursions throughout Vietnam. All study abroad students will be assigned a Vietnamese peer mentor upon arrival. The peer mentor will help facilitate an easier transition to the Vietnamese culture and assist the student with any questions they may have during their stay.
All programs have housing arranged prior to a student’s arrival by an IEM study abroad advisor. Additionally, all programs have scholarships that students can apply for to help fund their study abroad experience. A full list of IEM’s scholarships and the requirements for each is available on our website. Students can also apply online.
IEM is based in San Diego and specializes in promoting international education and creating lasting partnerships with academic institutions throughout the world. IEM’s areas of expertise include: Marketing and Student Recruitment, International Enrollment Management, Study Abroad, Student Services and International Education Policies and Regulations. For more information on IEM’s Study Abroad programs, visit http://www.iemstudyabroad.com.