Teachers for Vietnam BLOG

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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Chào bạn from Vietnam!

Wonderful. Challenging. HOT. Eye-opening. Thought-provoking. HUMID. Exhausting. Emotional. HOT. So many ways to describe the first two weeks here in Vietnam. My first weekend was sort of a blur and I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since arriving. I spent...

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Taylor and her Students

This is Taylor Caldwell's first week of classes in the new (spring) semester at Can Tho University.  Her mom took these pictures during visit....

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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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Vietnomz

My least favorite thing about Vietnam: The mosquitos My favorite thing (or rather, ONE of the many favorite things: Food        

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Vung Tau

This past weekend I embarked on my first trip outside of Can Tho. We rolled out of the city at 3 am with a solid crew of 7: two vietnamese friends, 4 PiA fellows, and myself. We thought it would be totally awesome to road trip on our motorbikes and we optimistically...

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Sunday Funday!

Let me start by saying that weekends aren’t really a thing in Vietnam. It is not unusual for teachers to have a full workday on Saturday, and I, myself, have class starting at 7 am (I know, its practically ungodly). Basically, the intense euphoria of “TGIF” that I...

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Journey to Phu Quoc

As I mentioned in my previous post, Matt and I spontaneously decided to take a trip to Phu Quoc island, which is south-west of Can Tho (on a map, it is the big island that looks like it belongs to Cambodia but it doesn’t).

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So… I guess I’m a teacher now?

One thing I have come to know and love about Asia is that everything is chaotic. Everything from street traffic to making dinner plans takes on an air of casualness that I can’t quite put into words.

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Can Tho – First impressions

Yesterday was very disorienting and after I ran out of water, I definitely let the heat get the best of me. Amidst my first bout of homesickness and culture shock I wrote a list of tragedies that have occurred thus far.

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