Update on study abroad in Vietnam
The recovery of study abroad in the post-pandemic reality has allowed Loyola to evaluate various aspects of international programs, including the option to study at the Loyola Vietnam Center (LVC) in Ho Chi Minh City. All operations at the LVC have been suspended since the Spring 2020 semester and the University will now move forward with closing the LVC this Spring 2023 semester.
The University remains committed to providing impactful and diverse study abroad opportunities for our students. Throughout our 12-year presence in Vietnam, we have developed meaningful partnerships with local agencies and universities to provide our students with research, academic internships, and service-learning opportunities. These partnerships will now allow Loyola to explore other study abroad models in Vietnam without needing to maintain a study abroad center. Students who wish to study in Asia may contact a study abroad advisor to learn more about these opportunities. Updates on study abroad in Vietnam at a partner university will be provided as soon as they are available. Currently, students can study on exchange at Loyola’s Jesuit partner institutions, Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, plus many other approved programs throughout Asia.
We wish to thank Chris Albright for his tenure as Director and Chief Representative of the LVC. He has been involved with the LVC since it was founded in 2011 and helped grow the program until its suspension in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.