Students will be partnered with Vietnamese university students at Bach Khoa University. These partners are trained to help students navigate Ho Chi Minh City and will contribute to the overall student experience at the Vietnam Center by providing cultural and social insights about Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City. They will also plan and participate in student activities such as group dinners, in-country excursions, and social outings. In the past, Vietnam Center students and their Vietnamese partners have made lasting friendships that give both students a new perspective on the world. You may even get the chance to do a short-term homestay with your partner to see how your partner and his or her family live. You will learn more about the partner program once you have arrived in HCMC and events will be planned for you to meet the partners throughout your Welcome Week.