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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

				
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