February 07, 2006

Volunteer in Asia - Feb. 23 deadline

Interested in a reason to spend a year or two in Vietnam? Try this program called VIA based out of Stamford, CT. Christine Tran, the current Vietnam Program Director, writes:

Our Vietnam program was established in 1990, making us one of the first American organizations to return to Vietnam after the war. We have sent over 200 volunteers to Vietnam on summer and long-term (1-2 year) volunteer opportunities.
These are two types of volunteer opportunities we offer:
With college degree - VIA has 1 and 2 year long volunteer opportunities teaching English in Vietnam, mostly through local universities.
For continuing undergraduates - VIA has a 7-week long summer program called Teach-in-Hue. Volunteers teach American Culture at the University of Hue to 1st and 2nd year English majors and gifted high school students.

The application deadline is Feb. 23 and volunteers leave between mid-June and mid-July each year. If you've ever thought about living/volunteering in Vietnam, take a look at our website to learn more about our program.

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