Earn a Certificate of Completion from The University of Hanoi as well as 3 credits from GMU
This program is open to graduate and undergraduate students.
Minimum 15 students
This is a winter break course. Spring financial aid can be used for payment.
Course Directors: Bob Deitz, Stuart Kewley, and Michal McElwain Malur
Promotional video on Schar, GMU from the National University of Vietnam.
The program will be hosted at the Vietnam National University and will focus on regional security challenges and economic development.
Led by Robert L. Deitz who was Senior Councillor to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 until February 2009 and from September 1998 to September 2006 General Counsel at the National Security Agency where he represented the NSA in all legal matters. Professor Deitz has also held positions as Acting General Counsel at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Acting Deputy General Counsel, Intelligence, at the Department of Defense.
While Vietnam has remained relatively conflict-free since its Cambodia days, tensions have arisen in the past between Vietnam and its neighbors, especially in the case of China since both nations assert claims to the Spratly Islands, an archipelago in a potentially oil-rich area of the South China Sea. Vietnam and Russia declared a strategic partnership in March 2001 during the first visit ever to Hanoi of a Russian head of state, largely in an attempt to counterbalance China’s growing profile in Southeast Asia. The U.S. has begun to push back against China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea and elsewhere.
The start of the 21st century has witnessed a historic rebalancing of the world economy in favor of the world’s most populated region, Asia. At its core is the rise of China, which is now the world’s second-largest economy. Today one quarter of the world’s total manufacturing output is produced in China.
As China’s economy matures and inevitably slows down, however, Chinese manufacturing has become less competitive in the more labor-intensive parts of the supply chain. In response, corporations are shifting this type of manufacturing to countries with lower wage rates. At the forefront of this shift is Vietnam: a dynamic economy in Southeast Asia Vietnam.
* This schedule may be modified
Introductory Notes for Participants
The Early Bird registration fee for this program is $4,200 until October 8, 2017.
Please Note: For Early bird registration pricing you must complete your online registration forms by October 8, 2017. The $1,000 deposit or completion of financial aid paperwork must be submitted before October 23, 2017. After October 8, 2017, the price will increase $300.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
- All application fees and deposits are non-refundable.
- If a participant cancels or withdraws, voluntarily or involuntarily (including dismissal from the program), less than 45 days prior to the program start date or after the start of the program, no refund will be issued.
- All cancellations or withdrawals from a program must be made in writing to Michal Malur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
- 3 credits tuition
- 7 nights of single occupancy accommodation
- Most meals
- In country travel to all program activities
- Cultural excursions and site visits
PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Some meals
- Expenditure for items of personal nature (laundry, telephone, internet fees, etc.)
- International Airfare
Hotel address: Số 49/165 Xuân Thủy - Cầu Giấy - Hà Nội
T : 04 3795 6390 - 04 3795 6391
Students who intend to use financial aid to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the Intent to Use Financial Aid form completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the deposit deadline. This form is available once you have applied to a program as a material item in your application. If your completed form shows an anticipated aid amount that will cover either your deposit amount or the full program fee, the deadline for making these payments can be extended while we wait for your financial aid to be applied to your student account for the term you will be studying abroad.
Students who submit the Intent to Use Financial Aid form, will be provided with a Confirmation of Financial Aid form which will also need to be completed and submitted to the Global Education Office later in the application process once aid for the term can be confirmed.