Loyola University Chicago

Vietnam Center

Academic Excursions


During the course of your semester in Ho Chi Minh City, you will have opportunities to further explore Vietnam or the surrounding area as part of your program. You will experience Southeast Asia's geographical beauty and cultural diversity through academically-oriented excursions that are included in your program cost. Here are some highlights you could visit during your excursions, including a number of UNESCO-designated sites: 

Mekong River Delta

  • Enjoy a floating market in Can Tho
  • Visit a Durian orchard and coconut candy production in Vinh Long
  • Tour an offshore wind farm in Bac Lieu

Central & Northern Vietnam

  • Explore the Ancient Town in Hoi An
  • Learn about Vietnam's last imperial dynasty on a tour of the former Imperial Citadel in Hue
  • Experience Vietnamese nationalism at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Ha Noi

Kingdom of Cambodia

  • Enjoy a boat tour of Tonle Sap Lake in Phnom Penh
  • Tour the Khmer Rouge Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Visit the Angkor Temple Complex in Siem Reap