Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad




Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and be of a sophomore standing at the time of attendance.


Total coursework is 13–19 credit hours. All courses are 3-credit-hours (unless otherwise noted) and are offered during both the Fall and Spring semester (unless otherwise noted), . You will be required to take SOCL 264 for a service learning placement or IBUS 370 for an internship placement. All students also must take UNIV 103 Seminar: Orientation: Encounters, which is a 1-hour seminar used to process the entire experience and introduce excursions.

Below are the courses offered and if you click on the course title you'll be brought to a sample syllabus for the course.

Subject Area

Course Number

Course Title


Cross Listings/Tags

Core Area/Pre-Requisites



FINC 301


Intro to Business Finance      

SCMG 332


‌Operations Management    

ENTR 310


‌Innovation and Entrepreneurship    

MARK 201


Principles of Marketing Establish a basic understanding and appreciation of the theories and practices of marketing, and how marketing interacts with the entire business process.  

MARK 310


C‌onsumer Behavior    

MARK 363


International Marketing    

MGMT 201


Managing People and Organizations Overview of management functions, fundamental principles of organization behavior, individual differences, motivation and leadership for beginning management majors.

MGMT 321


International Business Ethics   ECON 202
MGMT 201

Environmental Science



Humans and the Environment in Contemporary Vietnam Learn about environmental degradation in Vietnam as well as current sustainability efforts, especially those pertaining to forest conservation and biodiversity.   CORE Tier II Scientific Literacy




History of Southeast Asia since 1858 Course lectures will be supplemented with class visits to historic sights, museums and memorials. GIST CORE Tier II Historical Knowledge Area



IBUS 370


‌Internship in International Business  This is the required course for Spring semester internship students.  

Vietnamese Language


VIET 101

Elementary Vietnamese Beginning students will develop basic conversation, reading and writing skills.

VIET 111

Intensive Elementary Vietnamese This language-intensive course for beginning students covers twice the course material. (6 credit hours) College of Arts and Sciences 102 foreign language requirement.

VIET 252

Vietnamese for Native Speakers Native speakers will focus on developing advanced reading and writing skills.

Literature  and Film


LITR 245*

Modern Vietnamese Literature: Asian Masterpieces Read and analyze Vietnamese literary masterpieces. GIST CORE Tier II Literary Knowledge Area

Political Science



Culture and Politics of Development Learn about the concept of development from a political lens in Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia. GIST



SOCL 264

Contemporary Vietnam  As part of this course, all students will participate in a service placement at a community organization.
See the Service Learning Sites.
GIST CORE Engaged Learning requirement.



THEO 299

Religions of Asia Study Vietnam's major religious institutions, traditions and practices. GIST CORE Tier II Theological and Religious Knowledge

For information about how the Vietnamese language courses correspond with Loyola University Chicago, please click here.

*LITR 245 is eligible for Honors. Interdisciplinary Honors students can fulfill an area studies course requirement while studying at the Vietnam Center. Please meet with Dr. Claudio Katz, Director of the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, to discuss your plan for integrating Honors into your Vietnam Center experience!