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Study Abroad: SIT Vietnam: Culture, Social Change and Development
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Program Terms: Spring,
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Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior
 Fields of Study:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 Program Language(s):
English, Vietnamese
 Minimum GPA Required:
 Housing Options:
 Program Structure:
Program Description:
Application Process

Applying to study abroad through a non-Yale program is a simultaneous two-step process:

  1. Application for Admission into Program/University: Apply directly to the university or program abroad that you would like to attend. You can access this application and deadline information from the program's website. Please note that program deadlines may be earlier or later than Yale's Year or Term Abroad deadlines for credit.
  1. Yale Year or Term Abroad Application for Credit:  To earn credit for a non-Yale program, you must complete the Yale Year or Term Abroad Application by the relevant deadline:

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Visit the Yale Year or Term Abroad website to learn more about the application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.

Program Overview

The SIT Vietnam study abroad program examines SITeconomic and social development patterns in the cultural context of one of Southeast Asia's most fascinating and rapidly changing countries. After emerging from decades of war and isolation, Viet Nam today is experiencing tremendous growth and, over the last decade, has boasted one of the strongest economies in Asia. Concurrent with this growth, the country has been wrestling with critical issues such as sustainable resource management, intense urbanization, changing family and marriage patterns, and integration with global networks and institutions.

Important:  Students are required to seek a Yale faculty member to serve as advisor to the Independent Study Project portion of SIT programs. This faculty member must submit a letter (via email is fine) to the Year or Term Abroad Program Committee which states that s/he has agreed to serve as advisor and will review the ISP for Yale credit upon your return from the program. Contact a study abroad advisor if you have questions about this requirement.


Before selecting and applying to a program, we encourage you to meet with a study abroad adviser.  Advisers can help you identify goals for study abroad and guide you through thoughtful program selection.  Advisers will also go over the application, credit transfer and financial aid processes with you.

Program Reports

Click here to read program reports from Yale students who have studied abroad.

Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.