Vietnam is a majestic country, offering students an exciting mix of adventure and culture. The country’s captivating natural wonders span from the mountainous north and the fertile plains of the Mekong Delta, to the spectacular coastline of central Vietnam and the imperious Halong Bay. With an intriguing history spanning back over 4,000 years, including occupations from both the Chinese and French, strong cultural influences can be found in the architecture and cuisines.
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, along with China, Cuba, Laos, and North Korea, is one of the world’s five remaining single-party socialist states officially support communism. Discuss communism as a system of government.
Learn about the Vietnam war, which was a long, costly armed conflict with over 3 million people killed in conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. Students will discover first hand, the key aspects of the Vietnam war and the impact it had on Vietnam, the United States and other allies such as Australia and New Zealand.
Discover the rich culture of Vietnam with the number of different distinct ethnic groups in rural villages and local cities. Students will be exposed to authentic Vietnam cultural life with tours of small villages, adventures, activities and community service.
Since the late 90’s, Vietnam has become a major tourist destination with showcasing UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the ancient town of Hoi An and the limestone pillars of Halong Bay. Significant state and private investment, particularly in coastal regions, has promoted this growth. Report on tourism trends and include the positive and negative affects tourism brings to a developing nation.