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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Exchange, Internship Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Partial
College: College of Arts & Science, Walker College of Business Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
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Experience Vietnam for a Semester or Year!


Duy Tan University (DTU) is the first and largest private university in central Vietnam and was founded under by the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Vo Van Kiet, on the 11th of November, 1994.  Duy Tan has grown into a university with six campuses; four in the heart of Da Nang city, with a total area of 12,000 m² (five campuses of 30 hectares).


Da Nang is the largest city in central Vietnam and the fourth largest city in the country with a population of around 700,000.  Situated halfway between the north and the south of Vietnam on the South China Sea, Da Nang is accessible from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), and other regions of Vietnam by road, rail, and air.

Duy Tan offers an internship program for Hospitality and Tourism majors. This internship can either be completed during the semester as a part of the students' studies or at the end of the semester.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early August to Early January
  • Spring Semester: January to June


Accommodation for exchange students at Duy Tan University is located at the Staff Apartments. Students will be assigned to single or double occupancy rooms. The room comes with a separate bathroom, access to Wifi, and cable TV (including HBO, History Channel, Star Movies, CineMax, etc.).

As Duy Tan is a partial exchange program students will pay the Partial Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State. Duy Tan will cover the housing costs for students during the program. Students will be responsible for budgeting for their meals.

For more information about housing please visit Duy Tan University’s accommodation web page.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
Housing Partial Exchange Fee
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $1200 - $1800  $1200 - $1800 
Meals $800 - $1200  $1600 - $2400 
1Personal Expenses $800 - $1400 $1600 - $2800
Books and Materials $50 - $100 $100 - $200
Local Transportation $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Visa (for US Citizens) $155 $155
Passport $150 $150
2US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies
School Uniform $25 - $50 $25 - $50
3Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000 $1000 - $2000
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.  
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: FallSpringAcademic Year.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East of Southeast Asia.


For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


To locate specific course offerings please visit the Study Disciplines web page. To access course descriptions, students can click on any hyperlinked course which will then open the course overview in a new dialogue box. Hospitality and Tourism majors please contact the Education Abroad office if you are interested in applying for the semester internship option.

In addition to the courses at the above link Duy Tan also offers a few Vietnam related courses such as: Tourist Destinations in Vietnam, Vietnamese Cultures, Cultures of the Champa Kingdom, Vietnamese Cuisines, Vietnamese for Beginners, and Intermediate Vietnamese.  

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Duy Tan program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.