Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Excursions

Students will experience Southeast Asia's geographical beauty and cultural diversity on the following academically-oriented excursions.

Cu Chi

  • Explore the tunnels and learn how many Vietnamese in this area experienced the war with the United States.
  • Also known as ''the underground  village,'' the tunnels were the most complicated and longest system in Vietnam at 250km.

Mekong Delta

  • Visit a temple of Cao Dai, a religion created in Vietnam.
  • Tour the area through local experiences by visiting a floating market, brick kiln, handicraft village, homestay with local family, and cycling around the islet under the fruit tree shade.
  • Spend an evening eating food and listening to folk music unique to the Mekong Delta.

Central & Northern Region

  • Visit temples and tombs from the ancient Cham society at My Son.
  • Learn about Vietnam's last imperial dynasty on a tour of the former capital of Hue.
  • Experience Vietnamese nationalism at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Ha Noi.
  • Enjoy other sites including the ancient town of Hội An and Hạ Long bay. Both have been recognised as cultural and nature world heritage sites, and top destinations in Vietnam.

Cambodia

  • Compare Vietnam with its neighbor to the west during this 4-day excursion.
  • Visit two of Cambodia's national treasures: the Royal Palace and Angkor Archeological Park.‌