OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Vietnam

SAS: Semester At Sea

Program Administrator: 
Semester at Sea
Country: 
Multiple Countries
Host Institution: 

Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.

Click here for a presentation from an OSU Student who participated in this program.

Location: 

Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for more information.
See the SAS video to learn more about the program.

Program Costs: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for program cost details
$350 per term OSU Education Abroad Administration Fee

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biology
Business Admin.
Civil Eng.
Digital Comm Art
Earth Science
Economics
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
General Science
Geography
History
Int'l Business
Management
Marketing
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.

SIT: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (Culture, Social Change, and Development)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Vietnam
Host Institution: 

University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City

Location: 

This program is based in Ho Chi Minh City, in southern Viet Nam. The program explores Vietnam's history and cultural heritage while closely examining the country's more recent economic, social, and environmental transformations.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial and cultural center, serves as the program base and is where students begin their thematic coursework, field study seminar, and language instruction. As the country's most populous metropolitan area, Ho Chi Minh City serves as an exceptional location to examine Vietnam's rapid pace of urbanization.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Vietnamese
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Other
Varies
Requirement: 

Good academic standing
Minimum 2.5 GPA

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the SIT website for more details.

Program Costs: 

Visit the SIT website for more details.

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Liberal Studies
Women Studies