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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Winter
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Program Description:
ILR Engaged Learning Vietname

ILR Vietnam Winter Break, January 4-18, 2017

The ILR International Programs Office and the Scheinman Institute are offering a winter break Engaged Learning (EL) opportunity in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam.   The focus of the program will be in the area of labor relations and conflict resolution and will be overseen by Richard Fincher (ILR’73), the Executive Director of the Asia Labor Arbitration Project (ALAP) in the Scheinman Institute.  Students will learn about labor relations and dispute resolution with peers from Ton Duc Thang University (see website for English video:
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Program Term: Winter Break
Courses and Credits:


Students accepted into the program are required to take the pre-departure seminar and post-experience directed study

The class meeting time will be set according to students’ schedules.

Costs of the Program

Program costs including housing, meals, program-related transportation, excursions in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the Mekong Delta, and the Chu Chi Tunnels will be covered by the ILR School through a special grant.

Students will be required to pay for all personal-related spending in Vietnam (souvenirs, post-program travel, etc.), passport costs, immunizations, and health insurance coverage while in Vietnam (most health insurance policies already cover international healthcare costs).

Who Should Apply?

The ideal candidate will demonstrate cross-cultural skills, flexibility, adaptability and maturity.  Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in conflict resolution/negotiations though coursework, research, or an internship and should exhibit excellent written and oral communication skill, a service orientation, and have experience working on a team.  Completion of Labor Relations ILRLR 2050 (formerly Collective Bargaining) and/or interest in Southeast Asia is preferred. In addition student requirements are:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of departure. 
  • Good standing with the ILR School and the University (no pending Judicial Administrative violations).
  • You must be enrolled in ILR School for spring 2017 to be eligible.
For more information and to apply for the program, apply here. Login with your NetID and password. The application deadline is Friday, October 7, 2016. 
Note: that international exchange students are not eligible for this program.

Program website: For questions contact Donna Ramil at

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.