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HWS Students Study in Vietnam

The program focused on interdisciplinary studies of Vietnam's rich history and culture through photography and the social sciences
(Jan. 21, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y.– Fifteen Hobart and William Smith Colleges students studied abroad in Vietnam during the Fall 2004 semester.

The students — Jacob Dewey '06 from Hanover, N.H., Adam Swartzbaugh '07 from York, Maine, Morgan Callahan '06 from Newton, Mass., Clair Catillaz '06 from Victor, N.Y., Lucy Crawford '06 from Wayland, Mass., Kaitlin Daniells '06 from Essex, Conn., Abby Gray '06 from Glendale, Mass., Chloe Hall '06 from Concord, N.Y., Sarah Hauck '06 from Rochester, N.Y., Freya Hoffman-Terry '06 from Chatham, Mass., Helme Hunin '05 from Brooklyn, N.Y., Margaret Lawson '06 from Duxbury, Mass., Alicia Laible '05 from Niagara Falls, N.Y., Megan Scanlon '05 from Rome, N.Y., Carolyn Smith '06 from Walworth, N.Y., and Alyson Spery '06 from Salisbury, Md. — spent their semester in Hanoi, the country's capital city.

The Vietnam program allows students to explore the ancient Asian civilization while witnessing the country's dramatic process of modernization. The 2004 program focused on interdisciplinary studies of Vietnam's rich history and culture through photography and the social sciences. Before their trip, the students began intensive Vietnamese language instruction courses that were provided by a U.S. Department of Education grant. During their stay in Vietnam, the students had the opportunity to visit Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and the Hoi An and Hue seaports. The students were housed in dormitory units at the Vietnam National University of Hanoi.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges have one of the nation's top study abroad programs and are noted for their dedication to community service. Home to three Rhodes Scholars, Hobart and William Smith provide an interdisciplinary education, where learning is reinforced through on-campus academic centers and initiatives such as the Finger Lakes Institute, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, and the President's Forum Lecture Series.

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