Teachers for Vietnam BLOG

TfV Board Member Helps with Ken Burns’ Vietnam Documentary

The PBS documentary The Vietnam War by renowned film maker Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is a remarkable multi-part film. James Lapp, a Teachers for Vietnam board member, taught co-director Lynn Novick Vietnamese so that she could interview people for the current PBS...

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Happy 1 Month!!

In some ways, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been a month.

But most days, I feel like it’s been a year. Not because time is moving slowly, but because the United States feels so distant, and because Can Tho has become home so quickly.

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365(ish) Days in SE Asia – August 27, 2017

By Maddie Oaks Yesterday was a dream. It really all began after a few bánh mìs and cà phê sữa đás (coffee with sweetened condensed milk) and the realization that both of us were pretty over feeling isolated in this new city. To find ourselves some friends, Jules...

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365(ish) Days in SE Asia – August 25, 2017

By Maddie Oaks Wow the last five days have been a whirlwind! I am happy to report that Julia and I have made it safely to our home in Can Tho with all of our belongings, minus a pair of my sun glasses…whoops. Our trip over seemed almost too easy so I’m very thankful...

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Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

I’m back on the bus headed home. It’s funny how after a few months my vocabulary around my living situation has changed. I quite like it, really- I live in Vietnam. Writing that out and saying that to people feels so good now. I am comfortable. I am loving it. I am so...

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Hello! Xin Chào! Здравствуйте! from Nha Trang!

My plane ticket lolol I’m sitting on the bus back to the city I’m teaching in.  It’s 10:20 in the morning. I’ve been up since 3:15. I’m exhausted and trying to reflect on this past weekend, though I can’t get past the thought of how much bacteria I have on my feet...

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hi friends!

I can’t believe it’s already been 5 weeks since I arrived. So much wonderful stuff has happened! Lots of amazing interactions and conversations…

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Globe Trotting Updates

It has been a while since my last blog post, but I plan to make it up to y’all with a long and juicy post about my recent globe trotting shenanigans. Like most American Universities, Vietnamese students at CTU get a month off between semesters in December. Naturally,...

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