Category Archives: VIA's Vietnam Program

Teachers’ Day and Thanksgiving in Vietnam

Jenelle Thomson, one of VIA’s Vietnam volunteers, depicts her experience celebrating both Vietnamese and American holidays in Hue. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ November 20 marks Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, which has been one of the highlights of my time here. On that day, I … Continue reading

Settling in to a Year in Vietnam

Hue University volunteer Jenelle Thomson reflects on coping with homesickness in Vietnam. ———————————————————————————————————- It took about seven weeks for the glow of new surroundings, people, and experiences to slightly fade and the first wave of homesickness to roll in with … Continue reading