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  • Counselor Shannon presents a gift to Can Tho University

    Counselor Discusses Environmental Challenges

    On October 11, 2014, Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, arrived in Can Tho for two days of visits on the challenges facing the Mekong Delta.

  • Conference “Growing the Future VII” in HCMC

    Conference “Growing the Future VII” in HCMC

    Consul General Rena Bitter on August 19 opened the agricultural biotechnology conference “Growing the Future VII: The Role of Biotechnology in Emissions Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and Increased Farmer Prosperity” in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • General Martin Dempsey visits the Danang dioxin remediation site

    Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Danang

    On Friday, August 15 the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey visited the Da Nang thermal treatment system currently remediating 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil at the Da Nang airport.

  • Group photo with Consul General Rena Bitter

    International Youth Day Celebration

    To celebrate the International Youth Day, the American Center organized a basketball event for HCMC youth on August 12.

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  • Dr. Lynne McNamara gave students some communication techniques.
    VEF Oral Examination Orientation

    On June 9, EducationUSA hosted an oral examination orientation for the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs at the American Center. Dr. Lynne McNamara, VEF Executive Director, gave a lively talk about building confidence and how to best prepare for fellowship and grant interviews. 

  • Professor Wolff discussed LGBT rights with educators at the HCMC University of Law
    U.S. Speaker Engages Law Faculty, Lawyers and LGBT community

    During a State Department-sponsored visit to Ho Chi Minh City in early June, Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff held discussions with Vietnamese teachers of law, lawyers and the LGBT community. 

  • -	A Danang English teacher and a Fellow share their action research with other participants in Hue
    “From Action to ASEAN”: Colloquium for Language Teachers in Central Vietnam

    From May 29-31, English Language Fellows (ELFs) Jill Kester, Lesley Newman and Amanda Hilliard conducted colloquia on action research for 130 university English teachers, postgraduate students, and high school teachers in Danang and Hue, in Central Vietnam. 

  • Phu Yen University instructors of English exchanged ideas on effective English teaching techniques with ELF Amanda Hilliard
    Supporting English Teaching in Central Vietnam

    From May 7-9, English Language Fellow (ELF) Amanda Hilliard conducted English teaching methodology workshops at Quy Nhon University, Phu Yen University, Nha Trang University and Nha Trang College of Education. 


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  • Visa Application Processing Fees to Change on September 12, 2014

    The State Department has adjusted visa application processing fees. The new fees are scheduled to go into effect on September 12, 2014. All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day of payment, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid domestically to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of the date of billing. To view more information, please click here

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