Until Next Time, Vietnam

What started as simply a two-week study abroad, molded itself into a once in a lifetime experience showing and teaching me more than I ever could have expected. The most special part of this trip was working directly with a Vietnamese college, UEF, and interacting with people my age who grew up and live in…

The most anticipated day

Finally, it’s our day to go to the Mekong Delta! This was the most anticipated day for me, and I could not wait to start the day as we loaded the bus. We exited the busy city and rode around two hours to the Mekong Delta where we loaded a boat and started our amazing…

Reunifying Vietnam over land and sea

We woke up bright and early this morning and hit the road in pursuit to Cat Lai port on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh city. Saigon Newport Corporation is in charge of the operations of this port which is home to thousands of shipping crates, multiple ships and trucks, and one large control tower…

Buddha, Battlefields, and Bargaining

Today was an extremely busy day as we had many different things planned. We started our day by going to UEF and hearing a presentation about Buddhism, its origin, and how it spread throughout Asia. I have only heard of Buddhism before but had no idea of it’s principles and history. The most interesting thing…

Lions and Tigers and Two Site Visits in One Day, Oh My!

It was another beautiful day today in Ho Chi Minh city as we woke up and got our usual breakfast at the hotel. On our agenda today we had our last two company site visits featuring a stop and lunch at a local mall. We drove about an hour to the first site, VSIP, which…

An adventure in the Cu Chi tunnels

We started our day once again by enjoying a great breakfast at the hotel. I am a huge coffee fan and have been absolutely loving the coffee here as they used condensed milk as their creamer. This tactic is something that I am for sure bringing back to the U.S. with me. We finished breakfast…

A different side of Vietnam

Today we lived like tourists and took an all day trip to Vung Tao Beach and stopped to see the statue of Jesus on our way. We woke up at 5:30 and caught our bus at 6 to ride nearly two hours to the statue. On our way there, we passed through a different part…

Vietnam is a country, not a war

Today started off fantastic as we were able sleep an extra hour than usual as these past couple days have been exhausting but unforgettable!  We ate breakfast and started our day by visiting the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh city.  We listened to a short talk from two foreign service officers who work at…

It’s decided, I’m moving to Vietnam

We started today as we have every other day so far by going to UEF and hearing a lecture, followed by a language lesson. Today’s lecture was more focused on the cultural aspects and influences in Vietnam. One thing that stood out to me today was that the different sections of Vietnam (north, middle, and…

What kind of chicken hatches a Glass Egg?

Today, we went back to UEF for a lesson on the history of Ho Chi Minh city and how it has been and is continuing to expand exponentially since the 1970’s. The focus of this trip is globalization, and I feel as though this morning’s presentation encompasses this idea. The plot of land that Ho…

I’m figuring out this chopstick thing

We started our second day by doing as everyone should, enjoying an amazing breakfast.  We then got dressed in our business casual attire for the day and made our way over to the UEF (University of Economics and Finance) to hear a presentation about the Mekong River Delta and how the people who utilize it…

Jet Lag who?

After spending countless hours in the airport and on three different planes, we finally arrived in Vietnam and got settled in to our hotel last night.  We started our day today by arriving at UEF (University of Economics and Finance) in Ho Chi Minh City, and were greeted by the friendliest group of Vietnamese students….

Good Morning Vietnam!

              Hello everyone, my name is Josh Gailey and I am attending the Plus3 Program to Vietnam this summer!  I am pursuing a degree in Accounting and Finance with an intended minor in Economics.  My ultimate goal with this degree is to become a CPA and hopefully help those in low income areas manage their…

Meet Plus3 Vietnam 2019!

Welcome to the Vietnam Plus3 Study Abroad Program! During their two weeks in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, students will experience a dynamic mix of educational and cultural activities. Plus3 participants will have the chance to be immersed into Vietnamese culture during the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus 3 program features visits…