Communication Arts in Vietnam program runs for 14
days, January 5- 19, 2012. The program is a
collaborative project of Salisbury University and the
Vietnam-USA Friendship Society. It provides an
opportunity for students of any age and any discipline
to travel through contemporary Vietnam while reading,
hearing lectures, and experiencing first hand the
beautiful and complex history and culture of the
Vietnamese people. The program includes presentations
on Vietnamese history, music, literature, economics, and
politics. Participants visit three of Vietnam’s most
important cities: Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City.
All participants register for the
4-credit course CMAT 399:
International Studies in Communication. Coursework includes lectures
throughout the two week experience, site visits, a
selection of readings, reflective essays
based on important themes in Vietnamese culture and
history, and group conversation and participation.
Vietnamese scholars, artists, and professional
practitioners make presentations to the group throughout
the program. Attendance at all program events and
participation in all academic activities are strictly
The program begins in the northern city of Hanoi where
participants will visit the US Embassy and Ho Chi Minh
Mausoleum. The program then explores the region outside
of Hanoi including a boat cruise along Ha Long Bay and a
tour of Long Tien Pagoda in Hon Gai. The last two days
in Hanoi are spent visiting the Vietnam Museum of
Ethnology, the Van Canh Friendship Village, and local
artisans. Participants then fly to Danang for two days.
The program visits the ancient town of Hoi An and the My
Son Temples, the ancient holy sanctuary of the lost
Kingdom of Champa (IV-XIII centuries a.d.). Finally, the
program flies to Ho Chi Minh City in the south.
Excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City include the
Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, the
Cao Dai Temple,and the Cu Chi Tunnels.
During their stay in
Vietnam program participants will be housed in double
occupancy rooms in three-star tourist hotels.
Breakfasts at the hotel are included each day.
Estimated Costs Worksheet
|Housing in 3
(Billable by SU)
(none required, see your physician for
Entertainment (includes some meals varies by individual)
Estimated costs are $3465. A final cost
will be determined early in fall semester 2011. The
price will include all tuition, round-trip international
airfare, housing in three-star hotels throughout the
program, breakfast each day, welcome and departure group
dinners, several additional group meals, all in-country
ground transportation and airfare, most activity
entrance fees, honoraria for guest lecturers, all
interpreters and tour guides, international health
insurance, and substantial travel support by the Program
Director and the Vietnam-USA Friendship Society. Not
included: passport and visa fees, some meals, personal
Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited.
Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program
Students should also submit the following
directly to the program director:
word typed essay answering the question:
"How will my participation on the
Commuication Arts in Vietnam study abroad program contribute
significantly to my academic career and influence my future
completed faculty recommendation form from a faculty member who
knows the student well.
Recommendation form available here.