Program Details

The tour is filled with teachings of practical and theoretical applications geared towards economic development, which will be conveyed in the form of workshops. Alongside the educational experience, a tour of Hanoi city, a trip to Thung Nai, visiting the
Location:
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Microfinance and Community Development Study Tours offers students interested in learning about economic development, a unique perspective on the development of Vietnam and the social work being done to support the rural communities of Vietnam, helping establish small business through micro-finance loans. Students will get to integrate with communities, attend workshops on economic development, and get a first hand look at how micro-finance loans are impacting the rural communities of Vietnam. Throughout this adventure, students will get to see the different lifestyles encompassing Vietnam and experience the different cultures that come along with it.

The tour is filled with teachings of practical and theoretical applications geared towards economic development, which will be conveyed in the form of workshops. Alongside the educational experience, a tour of Hanoi city, a trip to Thung Nai, visiting the old capital of Vietnam or spending a day with a micro-finance project hosted by the World Bank in Ninh Binh is sure to peak the interests of those interested in seeing the beauty of nature as and taking in the breathtaking views Vietnam has to offer.

Academic credit is an optional, but integral component of programs for those students who are in gap year and oversea studying schedule. Educational opportunities with extracurricular activities can be a more effective way of learning along with a conventional classroom model. These credit opportunities are the results from the cooperation relationship with supporting faculty from Seattle Central Community College. If you are interested in earning credit while joining a MACDI's Study-Tour program, please contact us for further information and the necessary documents for certification.
Setting Description:
Hanoi: Visits will be made to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, the Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi Attend workshops held at Sunset Westlake Hotel Hoa Binh: Stay at Coconut Island Visit Thac Bo Grottoes, Thac Bo Temple and Microfinance Initiative (Vong Ngan Coopoerative) in the Hoa Binh Province Ninh Binh: Visit Trang An, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, King Dinh and King Le Temples, Bai Dinh Pagoda Attend World Bank Project seminars relating to Water Sanitation and Microfinance, Women Union workshops relating to microfinance Ha Long Bay: Tour Ha Long Bay in a cruise ship Visit Sung Sot Cave Take part in cuttlefish contest Spend a night on the boat
Cost:
$1600

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