Category Archives: VIA's Vietnam Program

A Day in the Life of a VIA Fellow

Last year’s cohort of fellows wanted to share their experiences in Asia. Check out the videos below to experience a bit of life in Asia. Fellow Country Post/ Video Grace Kistler-Fair Indonesia Gadjah Mada University Karen Schousboe Myanmar International Rescue … Continue reading

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