Studying abroad in Vietnam provides students with a once in a rare opportunity to explore a unique, historic, exciting, and rapidly-developing country. With a deep history and a rich culture, Vietnam is full of intriguing stories, friendly people, amazing food, and astounding beauty. The culture in Vietnam is distinct, with influences from China, Japan, America, and France. ISA students studying in Vietnam can take advantage of the country's diverse scenery, as they will find everything from soaring mountains and white sandy beaches, to tropical jungles and mysterious caves.
Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, and Cambodia to the southwest, Thailand is across the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are all across the South China Sea to the east and southeast.
Located in the south of the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam sits in both a temperate and tropical zone. The country's climate varies from region to region, but can be split into two main seasons: wet and dry. Typically, the dry season lasts from November until April. May through October sees hotter and more humid weather, with June, July, & August receiving the highest rainfaill.