David Lipani with students
Dr. David Lipani with students in Vietnam

ENGL 373SA - Literature and Film of Vietnam and Cambodia

Explore two fascinating countries in Asia on this three-week study abroad program!

Vietnam, a republic larger than the state of New Mexico and the 13th most populous country in the world, is a country made up of incredibly varied terrain with blue-green waters, fascinating islands, and lush countryside – things not usually seen on the pages of a textbook.

Through films, fiction, and other literary forms combined with in-country excursions, this program is designed to introduce students to the beautiful landscape and rich cultural heritage of both Vietnam and Cambodia.  While experiencing hands-on the reality of present-day life in the countries through lectures, visits, and interaction with the Vietnamese and Cambodian people, students will also examine the social, philosophical, and emotional consequences resulting from the Vietnam war – the longest-ever war in American history.

Excursions to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, Cu Chi Tunnels, Cat Ba National Park, make history come alive and allow for positive cultural exchanges as students gain an understanding of the Vietnamese people and something of the consequences of the war fought there.

Prerequisite: ENGL 220

Dr. David Lipani,
Dr. Mike Santos,