I noticed that we have a free day at the end of our trip at Vietnam, so I have some plans for this day. Central Post Office: The post office was built during 1886- 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel- a well-known French architect together with his assistant Foulhoux. I really want to see the building and maybe use it. I'm an old-feshion person, so I wold like to … [Read more...] about Free Day to Explore
Going to Bambu with the group on Friday was quite enjoyable. It was fun to catch up with everyone and hear from a couple of last year’s participants. Of course, the food was good too. I’ve honestly never had Vietnamese food before. I’ve had Chinese and Thai food, but never Burmese or Vietnamese. It was definitely delicious. I had lemongrass chicken with rice, and I can’t wait … [Read more...] about It’s Almost Here!
We have read a lot of articles about how much government takes control in business and ownership in Vietnam so I would like to bring up something different in this post about health care and medication. Vietnamese government health insurance plans are available to its citizens for purchase at around $35 per year. Through this plan, people will be assigned to a specific public … [Read more...] about Healthcare in Vietnam
As one of the three pillars of the university, we as students are suppose to strive to be global citizens. The words by themselves make sense. As we all can agree, this study tour highlights even more the importance of being a global citizen. In one of the agreements we signed online when applying for this study tour was the dos and don'ts in a different country. If you … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a Global Citizen?
There's about three weeks left in the semester and less than a month away from our study tour trip (and summer)! It's not too early to start thinking about preparing for the 2 weeks away from home. While any trip can be good and fun, a well-prepared trip is the most enjoyable. Ms. Pham has a great itinerary planned; however, there should be some preparations on our end as … [Read more...] about Getting ready for traveling