The International Honors Program (IHP) is a program of World Learning / SIT. In 2012, this is the 4th consecutive year The Population, Health and Development (PHAD) has undertaken to hold this Program in Viet Nam. This year, the program was implemented from February 28th to April 2nd with the participant of 34 students from different U.S well-known universities such as Harvard, Brown, Yale, Williams, Colby…During learning time in Viet Nam, all students were found out health issues and health care system also explored Vietnamese culture through lectures from professional people and experiencing real life here. All students had a profound experiences when site visiting to Hoa Binh village – where undertakes to raise, treat and educate for kids affected by Agent Orange (AO). This visit helped the U.S students to know more about the negative effects on human health, especially Viet Nam young generation. And an experience which has made an unforgettable memory for students was site visiting to Lac Village, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province. All students were explored many ethnic minorities’ life such as Thai, Mong… and found out health issues also health care system there. Besides the study course, IHP students also had opportunity to explore many famous places in Viet Nam such as Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Huế, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh city, Phu Quoc island for one week vacation.
End of the course, each student group had own case study about health issues in Viet Nam (ex: Food and Nutrition, Traditional healing, Occupational and Environmental health, Mental health, Aging, Infectious diseases). Besides, all the U.S students have evaluated highly of Vietnamese friendship, cultural and traditional family values.
IHP 2012 Pictures