Finances vietnam EAP Is AFFORdAbLE FInAnCIAL AId And sCHOLARsHIPs Don’t assume you can’t afford it! Studying abroad on EAP is financially • Students who do not currently receive UC financial support may comparable to studying at your home UC campus. In some cases, study qualify for aid while on EAP on EAP costs less. • Students who receive UC financial aid continue to receive grants, loans, and scholarships toward their EAP studies abroad FOR COmPARIsOn • EAP students are eligible for special grants and scholarships For comparative purposes, at the time of publication the average from UC, the host country, and other sources (see eap.ucop.edu cost of study at UC in 2007–08 was estimated at: /eap/scholarship) Fall Semester Program Average UC budget • Each year over $1 million in need-based scholarships are Off Campus On Campus • awarded to EAP students EAP awards typically range between $1,500 and $4,000 and vary 2008 UC Academic Year $23,5 14 $21,690 by program and participant’s financial situation UC Semester $11,955 $10,304 UC Quarter $7,794 $7,230 Consult with your Campus EAP Office, Financial Aid Office, and the EAP website at eap.ucop.edu for details about financial assistance and Estimated costs are for undergraduate students. Variable program costs. miscellaneous campus fees, non-resident tuition, and graduate fees not included. PROGRAm COsTs (CURREnT YEAR 2007–08) Below are the estimated program costs for the current year (2007–08). Costs for next year (2008–09) will vary due to program changes, currency fluctuations, changes in UC fees, and other factors that could not be anticipated at the time of publication. The estimate excludes miscellaneous campus fees. Students’ personal expenses may vary. The professors are amazing. They Fall Program Fees* $4,858 are highly knowledgeable about their Room/Meals 2,700 material. Along with routine lectures and Other Expenses** 950 Round-Trip Airfare 1,300 discussions, courses include field trips Total $9,808 around Vietnam. For example, we took a *Includes UC fees, program-specific fees, and mandatory insurance Hanoi trip to Sapa to stay in a Hmong village for **Includes incidentals, transportation, books, and pre-departure expenses the ethnic minorities class. The sights, sounds, and smells of Hanoi are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.” Campus EAP Offices —Hai Truong, UC Berkeley Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad san Diego Programs Abroad Office (510) 642–1356 160 Stephens Hall (858) 534–1123 International Center 0018 studyabroad.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA 94720-2302 programsabroad.ucsd.edu 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093-0018 Davis Education Abroad Center (530) 297–4633 207 Third St., Suite 120 san Francisco Education Abroad Program eac.ucdavis.edu Davis, CA 95616-4547 (415) 476–4351 1855 Folsom St. Mission Center Bldg., Room 548 Front and back cover photos by Kathy Bach irvine Center for International Education Box 0934 (949) 824–6343 www.cie.uci.edu 1100 Student Services II Irvine, CA 92697-2475 San Francisco, CA 94143-0934 Application due dates santa BarBara Education Abroad Program los angeles Education Abroad Program (310) 825–4995 B-300 Murphy Hall, Box 957108 (805) 893–3763 2431 South Hall Deadlines are earlier than you think! www.eap.ucsb.edu Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3040 international.ucla.edu/eap 405 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90095-7108 santa cruz Office of International Education Don’t miss out! MerceD Student First Center (831) 459–2858 oie.ucsc.edu 107 Classroom Unit Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077 See the EAP website or visit your (209) 381–6990 First Floor, Kolligan Library, 5200 Lake Rd. www.ucmerced.edu Merced, CA 95344 The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not Campus EAP Office soon. discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, age, medical riversiDe International Education Center condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran or eap.ucop.edu/eap/country/vietnam/vnapp.htm (951) 827–4113 Statistic Computer Bldg., Room 1669 special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the University’s internationalcenter.ucr.edu 900 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92521-0307 student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the campus affirmative action office. eap.ucop.edu The World Is Your Classroom Fall Language and Area studies Program On-site support If you want to … HAnOI UnIvERsITY Language study EAP students are supported by UC’s network of EAP offices at every Language study is required. Students with no prior experience study UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout Earn UC credit and graduate on time This English-language, semester program offers a combination of beginning Vietnamese as a second language. Heritage learners study the world. EAP-designed courses in Vietnamese and Southeast Asian studies, Attract future employers and graduate schools Vietnamese language courses, and a limited number of Hanoi University introductory, intermediate, or advanced Vietnamese. The Vietnam program is administered on site by a Liaison Officer Promote and gain a deeper understanding of other cultures courses on business or economic subjects. A number of study trips, Units . affiliated with Hanoi University as well as EAP The Liaison Officer including week-long trips to central Vietnam and to southern Vietnam, works closely with UC students on academic and logistical matters and … then EAP is for you! Students are required to take a full-time course of study on EAP; 21 UC are integral features of the program. All courses (except language serves as a resource for housing, medical, and personal issues. A local quarter units per semester are required, which is normally four courses. For more than 40 years the University of California Education Abroad courses) are taught in English by US and local faculty members or other program assistant provides support with program administration. Program has sent students to some 35 countries and 130 top host expert scholars. minimum Eligibility Requirements institutions worldwide. See also General Selection Requirements in this brochure. Students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Explore your duration options at eap.ucop.edu/eap/reference/guide/disabilities.htm. EAP provides UC-quality academic experiences that encourage Fall semester: mid-August to late December Class level: junior, senior, graduate academic, professional, and personal growth. Costs are affordable sTUdEnT sAFETY See the EAP website for current calendars. Graduate study: Graduate students with EAP-approved study plans and comparable to a term or year at UC, and many scholarships are Student safety is a top priority. EAP continually monitors local and can be accommodated in fields related to Vietnam or Southeast Asia. available. If you are on financial aid, you can apply those funds to EAP. international conditions and provides support, counseling, and safety Academic Focus Research requires fluency in French or Vietnamese. advisories. In addition, EAP networks with local US embassies and Join the thousands of UC students who will study abroad this Contemporary issues in Vietnamese society and politics, history, GPA: 3.0 cumulative GPA by the end of the last term prior to departure consulates, the US Department of State, and other international international relations, literature, and Southeast Asian studies; a few year on EAP! courses at Hanoi University, mostly in business administration and (or earlier if required by the Campus EAP Office). Students below a student exchange programs at each site. 3.0 must confer with a Campus EAP Advisor before submitting an sTUdY In vIETnAm economics. application. See EAP Emergency Alerts at eap.ucop.edu/911. Courses previously offered include: In this rapidly developing country EAP offers distinctive study opportunities • Society and Culture in Contemporary Vietnam Other: Demonstrated academic interest in Vietnam Plan Ahead for students of all backgrounds and (required core course) There are special passport requirements for this program. See your The key to success on EAP is careful planning. You can make normal majors. The program is ideal for Campus EAP Advisor for details. progress toward your UC graduation by fulfilling major, minor, breadth, • Vietnamese International Relations or elective course requirements while abroad. You earn UC credit students interested in international Admission for the work you complete abroad, and EAP courses and grades are relations, history, development studies, • Modern Vietnamese History The Campus EAP Office determines selection and final admission. recorded on your official UC transcript. Your home UC department and and Asian studies, as well as for • Vietnamese Politics those who want to focus their studies Housing college will determine how courses taken on EAP apply toward your • Political Economy and Development major and general education requirements. Meet with your academic on Vietnam. In Hanoi, the country’s EAP students reside on campus in international or local student bustling cultural and political capital, • Organizational Behavior dormitories. Off-campus and private housing is not permitted. advisors to discuss study abroad possibilities. You can find program EAP students experience a society rich • Principles of Marketing details and links to host institutions, and can search for programs by in history, culture, and economic vitality. • Macroeconomics subject Areas specific areas of study at eap.ucop.edu/programwizard. Hanoi is a charming, pleasant city with a plethora of sidewalk eateries, busy • Beginning Vietnamese as a Foreign Language The following is a quick reference to available subject areas. Course availability and areas of study may change. For a list of courses EAP General selection Requirements markets, and restful parks and lakes. • Vietnamese for Heritage Learners (introductory, students have taken in recent years, course descriptions, and possible Requirements vary by program. Most programs have prerequisites With one of the world’s fastest growing intermediate, and advanced) restrictions, see the EAP Course Finder search engine at eap.ucop. and all programs have a minimum GPA requirement. Some programs economies, Vietnam is quickly assuming For course descriptions and additional information, see the EAP edu/coursefinder. require one to two years of university-level training in the host country its role as the new “Asian Tiger.” Course Information page at eap.ucop.edu/eap/country/vietnam • Anthropology • Political Science language. For further details see your Campus EAP Office and the /vncourse.htm. • Business Administration • Sociology EAP website. • Development Studies • South and Southeast Asian Studies In addition to program-specific requirements, all applicants must meet Students attend EAP-designed classes with UC students; they attend I worked as a volunteer on a research project with regular university courses with host university students. • Economics • Vietnamese the following minimum requirements: • History • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP a non-governmental organization concerned Language of Instruction studies into the student’s UC degree program with children and Vietnam veterans affected English Transporting rice • Social and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; ability to adapt by Agent Orange. I was very moved by their successfully to a different environment and a new education lives and daily hardships. One little girl bought system; ability to assess and exhibit appropriate behavior in a variety of situations me a wooden keychain with my initial carved • Willingness to abide by program regulations on it. I was grateful because I realized that • Endorsement by the Campus EAP Selection Committee and it cost about one week of her hard-earned completion of all campus-specific requirements (an interview may be required) money. I will never forget that moment.” —Tina Pham, UC Irvine HOW TO APPLY Students must submit a complete application to the Campus EAP Office. Applications are due about six to eight months before the programs begin. Application information, exact deadline dates, and This brochure summarizes program highlights. Program details other details are available at your Campus EAP Office and on the EAP and host institution information are available at eap.ucop.edu website at eap.ucop.edu. /eap/country/vietnam. The information in this publication is correct at the time of printing Virginia Clarke-Laskin (summer 2007). Information may be subject to change. Updates are posted on the EAP website.