Program Details

This is a wonderful trip for volunteers who would like to spend time on the beach and relax while also benefiting a local community with a real need. The beaches in this area are known to be some of the most beautiful in Vietnam, and while the school is l
Location:
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
Teach Abroad:
Placement
Placement Audience:
6-12 years old

Program Overview

Program Description:
ELI works with Betanian nuns in the town of Cap St. Jacques in Vung Tau. The nuns work wtih disadvantaged children from the neighboring fishing village whose parents are too poor to pay for their school fees. Volunteers work with the nuns teaching English and playing with the children until their parents pick them up in the afternoons.

This is a wonderful trip for volunteers who would like to spend time on the beach and relax while also benefiting a local community with a real need. The beaches in this area are known to be some of the most beautiful in Vietnam, and while the school is located in a more traditional Vietnamese area, tourist areas are easily accessible by bus.

Setting Description:
Vietnam is a vibrant, alluring country with a history stretching back over 4000 years. In the last 30 years, the country has had to recover from the ravages of war and the challenges of a planned economy. The economy is growing, but not for everyone. Vietnam has captured the imagination of travelers wanting to see misty rice paddies, dramatic karsts, and the sensory overload of the cities. Ornate Buddhist temples, sparkling silk shops, and a cuisine flavored with exotic spices constantly remind visitors of the country's rich civilization and heritage. The streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are rivers of motorbikes carrying everything imaginable from families of five to kegs of beer and kitchen sinks. overview-2Outside the cities, visitors can explore Vietnam's natural wonders including Ha Long Bay, beautiful beaches, dense rainforests where new species are being discovered every year, and remote forest covered mountains. The people of Vietnam are proud survivors of colonization and
Cost:
Cost varies. Please contact ELI Abroad for details.

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