Dr. Nathan Gehlert leads a short-term study-abroad course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for John Carroll students. Frequently, Drs. Tracy Masterson (psychology) and Martina Moore (counseling) also travel to Vietnam and participate in the course. The course fulfills the requirement for CG563 Diversity Issues, or may be taken as an elective in the Department of Counseling or Department of Psychology.
The course is an exciting opportunity to learn about issues related to multicultural counseling and diversity while experiencing an encounter of self and other in a foreign culture. The course involves 12 nights and 11 full days in Vietnam, where students are hosted by the Department of Psychology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH).
The 2018 course itinerary can be viewed here to give a sense of what the 2020 course will entail. Here are some preliminary highlights about the course:
The cost of the course is $4,490, which includes tuition and all travel costs – airfare, hotel, two meals each day, local transportation, entrance fees for cultural excursions and day trips, and Vietnam visa. Students are responsible for costs associated with obtaining a passport and any necessary vaccinations. Students on financial aid are encouraged to speak with the Student Enrollment and Financial Services office about aid eligibility during the summer term.
Please use the online application to apply for the course. Applications will be reviewed by Drs. Gehlert, Masterson, and Moore and other John Carroll faculty who have worked in Vietnam. The course is limited to 10 students.
January 25: Application deadline and $1,000 deposit due*
February 1: Notification of acceptance and submit passport application, if needed
February 15: $2,000 installment due
March 13: Summer registration ($500 course fee)
March 13: $990 final installment due
April: Travel clinic (exact date TBD)
*The $1,000 deposit is fully refundable for students who are not chosen to participate. The $1,000 deposit is not refundable once a student is accepted. After February 15, the amount that will not be refunded is $2,000. After March 13, no refunds will be given.