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Ho Chi Minh City
4 days, 3 nights
- Cu Chi Tunnels tour
- City Tour including Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum
- An Excursion that will provide the opportunity to explore snippets of the American Presence during the Vietnam War, and the new life of Saigon after that war.
- Ben Thanh market for souvenir hunting
3 days, 2 nights
- Danang – stop to visit the Marble Mountains and Cham Museum
- Hoi An ancient town walking tour where you will see the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, and Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market.
2 days, 1 nights
- En route to Huge, stop at Red Beach, the actual site where the Marines first landed in 1965. Driver over the Hai Van Pass and stop to check out the US and French constructed bunkers and the spectacular view. Upon arrival explore Hue’s famous highlights including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City.
4 days, 3 nights
- Vietnam Museum of Ethnography
- Jeep Tour – stop at Silver Bamboo Lake, drive along Hoang Hoa Tham Street, and stroll around the ‘Village’ observing local daily activities.
- Hoa Lo Museum
- Authentic Farewell Dinner where you will be joined by a Vietnam War Veteran who will share his experiences and allow for questions
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
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.
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