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  • Ambassador David Shear toasts the friendship between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    HCMC Celebrates U.S. Independence Day

    In observance of the 238th year of U.S. independence and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the U.S., the U.S. Consulate welcomed distinguished businesspeople, government representatives, and prominent HCMC citizens to the Fourth of July Celebration.

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  • U.S.-bound students to meet with their peers currently studying or about to begin studying in the U.S.

    Pre-departure Orientation for Study in the U.S.

    On June 27, EducationUSA Advising Center hosted a Pre-Departure Orientation for Study in the U.S. at the American Center, geared for Vietnamese students enrolling to study in the United States for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • U.S. Navy Capt. Brian Shipman, Pacific Partnership mission commander, answers questions at a press conference on the pier aside JS Kunisaki.

    Pacific Partnership 2014 Begins in Da Nang

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Osumi-Class JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) carrying a multinational crew of U.S., Australian, and Japanese personnel arrived in Da Nang city, Vietnam on June 6 for the Pacific Partnership 2014, beginning collaborative medical and activities with the people of Vietnam.

  • Let's Ride for a Green Environment

    Let's Ride for a Green Environment

    The week before World Environment Day, 700 riders including Ho Chi Minh City government officials, the business community, and youth joined the first-ever bicycle ride to promote green urban living.

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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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