Returning to Vietnam
Eight students and one professor from the University of Montana will be in Vietnam from December 28, 2016 – January 19, 2017 for the seventh annual study abroad field course focused on climate change impacts and adaptation in the Mekong Delta. This innovative program is made possible through a partnership between The University of Montana’s Mansfield Center and Can Tho University.
Students will study the intertwined relationships of society, environment, and economy, and look at the potential impacts of climate change to see how people are adapting, or planning to adapt, to the coming changes.
The group will spend several days in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), take field trips to coastal fishing communities, meet with rice and aquaculture farmers, and visit cultural sites. They’ll also travel to mangrove forests in Ca Mau Province and tropical forests in Cat Tien National Park (one of the largest areas of lowland tropical forests left in Vietnam), and spend four days in a homestay.
Meet the group and follow along through our daily blog posts and photos.