Vietnam is one of the countries that have a long and multi-cultural history. With thousands years of formation and development, Vietnam is always a fascinating case study for many fields such as History, Business/Economics, Art, Language and Culture, Political Affairs, Communications…
Please find out some reasons why amongst so many countries in the list for your study abroad programs, Vietnam is the one worth being put on the top.
Vietnam has a history span of more than 2,000 years, more than half of which was in war time against big countries in the world. Therefore, Vietnam’s history has in it a treasure of invaluable lessons from Communications, Marketing, PR to Military and Political Affairs, Education and many other fields. More interestingly, those lessons depend on your point of view. They will be different if you see them in the view point of a politician, a business start-up, a communications specialist, or a journalist, etc…
After you have come to Vietnam and studied more about our country’s history, we look forward to hearing your own opinion about what has happened in Vietnam and what you have learnt from it.
2. Learn how a country shakes off and steps up after the wars.
During the history span of more than 2,000 years, Vietnam had undergone many wars against big countries in the world. After you have come and studied more about Vietnam’s history, maybe you can let us know your own explanation why this nation had to bear such events?
The nearest war in Vietnam was just 40 years ago. After the war, Vietnam started to build up the country from scratch and it has changed a lot since then. In terms of economic development, now, with the gross domestic product (GDP) estimated from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations equivalent to $546 billion, Vietnam's economy ranks 35th in the world and 5th in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines (Source: IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO), April 2015).
(Read more: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vietnam’s Rise)
Please come to Vietnam to learn about how Vietnam rebuilt the country after 40 years. It must be a very good case study for you to look into in terms of what this country has done, both right and wrong, and what it has achieved so far.
3. Racial & Cultural Diversity
Each of the 54 ethnic groups has their own special cultural and racial identity, which contributes to the cultural diversity of this beautiful land. It’s worth exploring more about the unique culture of these 54 “brothers” in the big family Vietnam.
4. A Safe and Tourist-friendly Destination
Moreover, everywhere you go, you will be welcomed by friendly smiles and kindness from the locals. The memory will be reminded in your heart whenever you think about Vietnamese people.
5. A Breathtaking and Stunning Landscape
In addition, three quarters of Vietnam's territory is made up of mountainous and hilly regions. The newly discovered Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the now biggest cave in the world. The precarious mountain pass with mountains on one side and water on the other side or the charming Mekong Delta River promises to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
Beside the natural beauty, travellers can be impressed by the beauty of architectural buildings and cities. The architecture of Vietnam is affected by both Eastern Culture and Western Culture. Therefore, visitors can be fascinated by not only Buddhism pagodas but also the churches built after Gothic architecture or villas constructed since the French colony. Apart from modern buildings, the old streets filled with ancient-styled houses, the ancient town of Hoi An, the traditional market will probably make you feel excited.
6. Cuisine Diversity
Pho (beef noodles), Banh mi (bread), Nem cuon (spring rolls) and many other Vietnamese dishes have been regarded as one of the most delicious, must-try dishes in the world.
7. Pleasant Climate
8. Hospitable & Friendly local People
Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed by friendly smiles and kindness from the locals. Vietnam has been known to be amongst the most tourist friendly countries with positive feedbacks from nearly all foreigners. It can be said that the friendliness and hospitability of the people here is one of the main reasons for visitors to come back to this beautiful country. The memory of warm, nice and friendly locals will surely be reminded in your heart whenever you think about Vietnam.
9. Low Cost
Besides, due to the low living cost, students coming to Vietnam to study can enjoy quite a lower tuition fee than in their home country.
10. “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vietnam’s Rise”
In 2012, the Foreign Policy Magazine summarised the list of “” from the report “Sustaining Vietnam’s Growth: The Productivity Challenge”. The things include:
1. Vietnam has grown more rapidly than any other Asian economy except China.
2. Vietnam is moving out of the paddy fields.
3. But Vietnam is a leading global exporter of pepper, cashews, rice, and coffee.
4. Vietnam is not “China+1.”
5. Vietnam is a magnet for foreign investment.
6. Vietnam has more advanced road infrastructure than the Philippines or Thailand.
7. Vietnam’s young generation is going online.
8. Vietnam is becoming a top location for outsourced and offshore services.
9. Vietnamese banks are lending at a faster rate than their Chinese, Indian, or ASEAN counterparts.
10. Vietnam’s demographic dividend is waning.
Further to the developments as in 1. above, these things may surprise you and if you are finding a country to explore and give your own judgements, Vietnam should really be that one.
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