Although Americans are now frequent visitors to Vietnam for tourism, humanitarian work, and business, these engagements exist in the shadow of a war that ended forty years ago. In this course, students will explore the legacies of the Second Indochina War in Vietnam, asking how the war has been remembered and how Vietnamese people and visitors from around the world respond to those remembrances.


  • 01/07/2018 to 01/17/2018


  • International air
  • Ground transportation
  • Intra-city transportation
  • 9 nights hotel
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners
  • Guide
  • Admission fees
  • Country guidebook and pre-travel docs
  • Embedded medical insurance
  • 24/7 emergency support

Info Session

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Customized Content

Meet with companies in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to learn about the Overview of Vietnam and US Relations, the Restoration of Vietnam Over the Years, and join in a Service Learning Opportunity at NGO Agent Orange (subject to availability)

Meet the Faculty

David Kieran

Assistant Professor of History
David Kieran is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Washington & Jefferson College. He teaches a broad range of courses in U.S. history after 1900, with a special interest in war and society, the United States' global engagements, and public memory. He was trained in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies, and encourages students to analyze a wide range of sources that challenge their prior assumptions, are relevant to their own experience, and help them better engage with historical and cultural factors that shape the world in which they live. He is particularly interested in developing opportunities for students to engage with historians working outside of the College and to present their research in ways that reach an audience beyond the campus. Kieran's research focuses on matters of war and society and public memory in contemporary U.S. culture. His first book, Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2014. He also edited a collection of essays, The War of My Generation: Youth Culture and the War on Terror (Rutgers University Press, 2015). He has also contributed chapters to several edited volumes, and his articles have appeared in American Studies, The Journal of American Studies, War and Society, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, and M/MLA.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

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For Parents

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