Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Da Nang, Vietnam; Ha Long Bay, Vietnam; Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; Hoi An, Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam; Mekong Delta, Vietnam
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Elon applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Winter
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility:||0-First Year and Above||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite:||None||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options:||Shared Hostel/Hotel|
|Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option:||No||Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||01+04||Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available:||Elon Core Curriculum|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity:||30||Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager:||Maria Papapietro|
|Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Course #:||GBL 148||Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 1:||Todd Stonitsch|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 2:||Ifeoma Udeh||ELR Unit:||1 unit|
This course will take you to five different cities in the ancient and culturally-rich country of Vietnam. We will learn how Vietnam developed politically and economically after a long and difficult war. You will learn about Buddhism and its role in the religious life of Vietnamese people. We will also learn why multinational companies are currently building factories in Vietnam, manufacturing goods, and creating jobs in that country. Vietnam is rapidly becoming a tourist destination. With its beaches and new hotels, cities like Nah Trang are attracting visitors from all over the world. You will learn about the booming hospitality industry in Vietnam and why name brand hotel companies such as Sheraton, Hilton, and Novotel have built new hotels in this location.
Prerequisite: GBL 148. Application and acceptance required. Additional travel fee is required. Counts toward Society or Civilization requirement, and satisfies one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Counts toward Asian Studies minor.
Students will be housed in shared accommodations.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
The eligibility requirements specific to this program are listed in the Fact Sheet at the top of this brochure.
See the Deadlines and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during pre-registration for Winter Term.
This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall pre-departure course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the pre-departure course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.
To prepare for our course in Vietnam, we need to learn more about the country. Unless we increase our understanding of the people, history, culture, religion, government, economy, and business of Vietnam, we will squander the Winter Term opportunity and waste our investment. It is just as important to learn more about each other. As we shall see, Vietnam will be a fundamentally different environment for us. In order to adapt successfully, we need to learn how to work together and develop trust between us.
1. Learn more about each other.
2. Learn more about Vietnam; specifically its people, history, culture, religion, government, economy, and business.
3. Learn more about the specific places we will be visiting: Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Preparation for the fall semester course will involve reading a book and selected articles as well as viewing documentary videos during the summer.
It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall pre-departure course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for winter term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of winter term tuition will not be collected.
There will also be a required meeting about the course in May.
The spring meeting date, time, and location to be announced.
The fall pre-departure course will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m., dates and location to be announced.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.Per the Study Abroad Policies webpage, please note the following payment and cancellation deadlines:
*All students are automatically enrolled in a travel insurance policy through iNext, an outside insurance provider. This policy covers students who must cancel their participation due to serious health issues that occur after October 1. In some instances (evaluated on a case-by-case basis) the travel insurance may insure against changes in mental health. The insurance does not cover any other changes in circumstances such as disciplinary or academic status; job, internship, graduate school or theatrical performance opportunities; leadership opportunities on campus; fear; other personal issues. Students who must cancel their participation after the final day to have the $400 deposit refunded may be able to seek a refund through the travel insurance company.
If airline bookings have already been made by the time of a student's cancellation, some airlines may issue the student a voucher for the value of the ticket less some penalty fee for change in ticketing. These are usually valid for 12 months with the airline issuing the ticket. The airline can provide specific details.
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email--they are looking forward to hearing from you!
Program Leader 1: Todd Stonitsch
Assistant Professor of Finance
2075 Campus Box, Koury Business Center 252
Program Leader 2: Ifeoma Udeh
Assistant Professor of Accounting
2075 Campus Box, Koury Business Center 207A
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center
CB 2375, Global Commons 360
Elon, NC 27244
|Elon's winter term study abroad program is one of the best opportunities I have taken advantage of as a student. I had never thought I would spend a month in Vietnam, but now can't wait to go back and visit. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I feel I have ever had, and with so many other countries to see and become immersed in I hope to go abroad again before I graduate.|
|— Haley Burniston, Winter 2013|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter||2018||08/31/2017 **||Rolling Admission||01/03/2018||01/22/2018|
See the Deadlines and Cancellation Policy page for full deadline information.
The start date is the date students are expected to meet at the U.S. departure airport. The end date is the date students will meet back at that same airport.
These dates reflect the best information available to the GEC but are subject to change. Please do not purchase domestic flight tickets based on the dates listed here.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.
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