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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Quarter 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/10/2020 08/09/2020
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Primary Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
UW Study Abroad Program Manager: Shannon Quinn
Program Information:
 
QUICK FACTS    
Location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Academic Term Autumn Semester / Spring Semester
Summer Quarter
Credits 15-18 semester credits per session
Prerequisites None
Program Manager Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
Application Deadline May 1 (Autumn Semester)
Nov 1 (Spring Semester)
Financial Aid UW students on semester programs automatically receive $1,000 off the program price. In addition, all accepted students can also apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans
HIGHLIGHTS
General This semester welcomes students from all majors and all language levels. Students get to immerse in the Vietnamese culture and gain real-world skills through internships.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
CET Vietnam is for students interested in seeing international development in action. Conduct internships at local philanthropic organizations. Take multidisciplinary courses, taught in English, that contextualize your hands-on experiences. Study Vietnamese language and live with a Vietnamese roommate.

HIGHLIGHTS
Service-learning internships in local non-profits, foundations and schools
An option to conduct a semester-long guided research project in lieu of an internship
Electives that examine the challenges of development in Vietnam: women & gender relations, public health, environmental development
Traveling Seminar to North & Central Vietnam
Excursion to the Mekong Delta 
Hands-on exposure to the local community
Vietnamese language classes at all levels
Local roommates
No language prerequisite


CONNECT WITH CET
Visit the CET website
Call the Admissions Hotline at (800) 225-4262
Email cet@cetacademicprograms.com
Read updates from the field on the CET Student Voices Blog
Follow CET on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
Watch student videos on YouTube
 
LOCATION

Site

Ho Chi Minh City is a fast-paced city, divided into 24 districts. The city is well known for its outdoor markets, street food like bun cha (grilled meat on vermicelli loaded with spices and fresh herbs), and water puppet theater performances, among many other things. Visitors also enjoy the plentiful mountains, highlands, deltas, and coastlines surrounding the city.



 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

No prerequisites.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 22-27 UW credits per term. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.

Courses

As part of this program, students have the opportunity to do service-learning internships in local non-profits, foundations and schools. As an alternative, they can also conduct a semester-long guided research project or take electives that examine the challenges of development in Vietnam: women & gender relations, public health, environmental development.

Please visit the program website to learn more about the courses.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Students will share a room with a local roommate at a guesthouse in the center of the city, a stone’s throw from the CET Center. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with basic furnishings and attached bathrooms. For meals, students can choose from hundreds of nearby restaurants, cafés, and street vendors.

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the CET program website.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. Visit the program website to complete it.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.