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UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"
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UC Davis Summer Abroad "Vietnam — Then and Now"

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This program begins by examining the Vietnam most Americans know—the one synonymous with war. We’ll look at the roots of the war, how it was fought, and how it ended. Next we’ll look at the legacies …

This program begins by examining the Vietnam most Americans know—the one synonymous with war. We’ll look at the roots of the war, how it was fought, and how it ended. Next we’ll look at the legacies of the war—the boat people and the rise of Vietnamese-American communities in U.S. cities. Finally, we’ll turn our attention to Viet Nam today—its politics, its culture, and its people. Our journey will begin in Ha Noi, continue to central Viet Nam with a visit to Hue, the ancient imperial capital, and end in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon as many still call it), a modern, thriving metropolis. Along the way we’ll use various lenses—history, literature, film, and social science—to study this fascinating country. http://summerabroad.ucdavis.edu

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  • 1. Vietnam—Then and Now Info Session summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 2. Instructors Eric Schroeder  Director of UCD Summer Abroad Program  Author of Vietnam, We’ve All Been There  Leader of 18 Summer Abroad program in Scotland (6), Australia (6), and South Africa (6) Chung H. Chuong  Professor of Asian American Studies at City College of San Francisco  Founder of the first Vietnamese Studies program in the U.S. at SFSU  Leader of numerous travel study programs in Southeast Asia summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 3. Basic Program Info  Program Dates: August 16 – September 13  Program Location: Hanoi, Hue, Saigon, and more…  Course 1: Comparative Literature 157: War and Peace in Literature (4 units) AND  Course 2: Comparative Literature 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) P/NP grading only. summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 4. Location About Vietnam  People first inhabited Vietnam 5,000 years ago.  Since the Chinese invaded in 207 BC Vietnamese history has been characterized by colonization.  Vietnam is 250 miles longer than California but only 30 miles wide at its narrowest point.  Vietnam has diverse ecosystems from lowland rain forests to towering mountain ranges.   While most people still live in the countryside, the cities are becoming increasing populous and developed. Religious beliefs are centered on the ―Three Teachings‖ of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 5. Location North Vietnam About Hanoi      Vietnam’s original capital. Colonial city center was developed under the French and remains one of the best preserved city centers in Southeast Asia. Became the capital again in 1975 at the end of the war with the U.S. Famous for its lakes, museums, and old quarter. Now a city of 3 million people summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 6. Location North Vietnam summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 7. Location Central Vietnam About Hue    Emperor Gia Long unified Vietnam in 1802 and made Hue his capital. Some of the worst urban fighting during the war took place in Hue (see Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.) Hue today is a beautiful canal-lined city with famous archaeological sites nearby. summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 8. Location Central Vietnam About Da Nang   During the war Danang housed a large US naval facility and a giant airbase. Danang today is a thriving city— Vietnam’s 3rd largest—and has beautiful mountains and beaches nearby. summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 9. Location About Nha Trang    Central Vietnam Popular with tourists for its beautiful beaches Center of the ancient Champa kingdom The nearby Hon Mun protected marine area was one of the first such area in Vietnam About Hoi An   Historical trading center on the South China Sea A UNESCO World Heritage site for its port, Hoi An Ancient Town summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 10. Location About Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon     South Vietnam Sai Gon was the capital of the French Colony of Cochin China During the war it was the capital of South Vietnam and some of the fiercest fighting during the Tet Offensive The city today has a metropolitan area of more than 7 million people. Its French colonial buildings include the Opera House, the City Post Office and the Cathedral summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 11. Location About the Mekong Delta    South Vietnam The Mekong Delta forms the heart of Vietnam’s rice-growing agriculture. The Mekong River is one of the most important in the world, with more than 60 million people in the lower basin alone. There are many floating markets in the Delta where local people sell produce and other goods directly from their boats. summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 12. Food Vietnamese Cuisine        Fresh ingredients Chinese influence French influence (i.e. sandwich) Regional specialties Noodle soups (i.e. pho, bun) Tropical fruits Check out CNN’s list of 40 most delicious dishes to try. summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 13. Food summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 14. Academics Class Schedule  Class meetings mostly in mornings; field trips all the time Subject   Comparative Literature 157, ―War and Peace in Literature‖ Comparative Literature 198, ―Group Studies—Field Trips‖ Expectations   Academic program Attend lectures and field trips summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 15. Academics Famous War Photos summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 16. Academics See Syllabus* for     Grading Policy Textbooks Required Reading & homework assignments Tentative schedule of classes and field trips Advice from instructors   Do your reading before program start Don’t wait until the last minute to do your assignments *Syllabus subject to change summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 17. Field Trips & Excursions In North Vietnam  Hoan Kiem District  National Museum of Vietnam  Thang Long Water Puppet Performance  Hoa Binh Village, Center for Agent Orange Treatment  Mai Chau Thai Village summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 18. Field Trips & Excursions In Central Vietnam  Imperial Citadel in Hue  Hue River Cruise  Han River walk  Marble Mountain  China Beach  Hoi An Old Town summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 19. Field Trips & Excursions In South Vietnam  Cham Tower of Po Nagar  Emperor Bao Dia’s summer retreat  Museums of War Remnants  Can Tho floating market  Tunnels of Cu Chi summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 20. Program Logistics Accommodations  Simple shared rooms Internet  Sporadic! Laundry  Sporadic! Other   Airfare Booking Arrival instructions and more info in Program Specific Guide summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 21. Fees & Funding FUNDING • Financial Aid • Study Abroad Awards • Scholarships • More info online UC Davis Study Abroad Award Deadline: March 6th! See breakdown online Fees include:  Lodging in shared rooms at various types of accommodations—hotels, hostels, homestays (tentative)  Transportation for program related field trips and excursions  Meals during most field trips and some program activities  Entrance fees, tickets for performances, and guided tours by regional specialists  Cultural activities and lessons by local educators  Travel health and accident insurance  Travel Guide to Vietnam Fees do not include:  Airfare, airport transfers, books, & incidentals  Personal travel during and outside of program dates  Entertainment expenses including alcoholic beverages, and personal purchases  Expenses for medical and other emergencies  Medical expenses for special needs summerbroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 22. Enrollment Start your enrollment online • First completed, first reserved • Limited space in program Enroll by March 6th to be eligible to apply for the UCD study abroad award. Enrollment Period: January 8 – April 4, 2014 Enrollment Materials:  1 photo (2" x 2" color headshot) with your name, program, and 2014 written on the back.  $300 non-refundable deposit (check or money order made out to "UC Regents")  Enrollment Checklist  Statement of Intent to Enroll  Summer Abroad Contract  Health Clearance  Unofficial transcript (print from campus online system)  Copy of your valid passport or receipt/proof that you have applied for one summerbroad.ucdavis.edu
  • 23. A Street MU 207 Third St. Third Street UC Davis Study Abroad 207 Third Street, Suite 120 Davis, CA 95616 (530) 297-4633 studyabroad@ucdavis.edu studyabroad.ucdavis.edu

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