Learn more about the O’Neill in Vietnam program

June 29 - July 20, 2019

E482/V482 - Environmental Policy and Management in Vietnam (3cr.)

Program Director: Rajendra Abhyankar

As one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, Vietnam faces abundant job growth, city expansion and increased access to higher education, health care, and internet access. However, this explosion of economic growth has also led to policy concerns regarding human health and the environment.

This course will explore issues of environmental sustainability in the context of Vietnam’s rapid economic growth. Join with students of Hanoi University of Science, to learn about threats to environmental quality, ecosystem health, and biodiversity, and about policy and management options to manage these threats. Explore Hanoi urban environments, agricultural practices in rural areas, and protected area management at Tam Dao National Park and the MeLinh Biodiversity Research Station. Your instructors include experts in policy making and conservation, and you will also meet with members of the national government, agricultural experts, and resource managers. Field trips will provide experience in scientific, cultural, political, and historical issues of the region.

In Hanoi, you will stay at the Army Hotel in a double-occupancy room. The hotel has free Wi- Fi, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.

Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill International program:

  1. O’Neill International program fee (two payments)
  2. IU Bloomington Tuition

Please see below for additional details.

2019 O’Neill in Vietnam Program Fee: $2,200*

The program fee will be charged to your Bursar account in two installments:

  1. A $550 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program
  2. The remaining program fee balance will be charged in March, due in April

The program fee for this program includes:

  • Lodging
  • Medical insurance
  • Some meals
  • Group transportation in Vietnam
  • Cultural excursions

* Program fee information is from summer 2019. Information for summer 2020 will be available by the end of October.

IU Bloomington Tuition – 3 credits

The tuition cost for this O’Neill International program is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The cost of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status. For more information on the cost of summer tuition, please contact IU Student Central.

Additional Costs

You will need to pay for your flight to Vietnam, any food not included in the program and other incidentals.


The O’Neill International Scholarship/Fellowship is available to help O’Neill students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

This course is open to undergraduate students only. Juniors and seniors are preferred; sophomores are welcome to apply. All applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

During the application period (October - December) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 11:59 p.m. on December 15. 

Detailed application instructions

If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the O'Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, oio@indiana.edu.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

— Saint Augustine, first century philosopher