Lawrence H. Hyde '42 Center for Global Education

Hanoi, Vietnam

In collaboration with Blue Dragon, a local foundation working with street children and issues of human trafficking, the Vietnam Service Immersion program allows students to accompany the organization in its vibrant mission. 
In addition to performing community service, students will participate in cultural activities throughout the trip. The majority of their time will be spent in Hanoi and Hue. Exploring Hue by bicycle, experimenting with traditional fishing on bamboo canoes, and participating in local farming and cooking are all part of this experience which is packed with service, movement, opportunity and excitement. Junior students will receive service credit for this program.

List of 4 items.

  • Eligibility

    Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply for this program.  Students who participate as juniors will fulfill their community service requirement.
  • Program Costs

    Estimated at $2,000-3,000. Because this is an inaugural program, many of the costs are yet to be determined; a more accurate cost will be given by the time deposits are accepted. Cost includes tuition, board, meals, travel within Vietnam and entrance fees. Expenses that are not included: round-trip air travel, personal items, services such as passport fees, phone calls and personal spending money. (Final cost is determined by participation and final program.) Financial aid is available through the application process.
  • Program Dates

    TBD – April vacation 2020
    This trip will take place in April and will use a combination of class time and April vacation.  The total experience, including travel, is envisioned to be 10-11 days.  Students should anticipate missing 3-4 class days prior to April vacation.
  • Program Expectations

    Participating in a service immersion trip is a privilege that must be approached with prayer, wisdom, and discernment. Students will need to fulfill all necessary requirements for pre-trip departure, on-site experiences and post-trip reflection.  Students will meet with their group leaders for these preparation meetings several times throughout the school year All students will receive retreat credit for their participation in this program. Junior students will also receive service credit.

Have a Question?

Call or email Dan Carmody, Vice President for Global Mission and Identity at or 617-474-5018 to learn more about the program or to set up a time to meet.

At A Glance

Location: Hanoi and Hue, Vietnam
Partners: Blue Dragon and WorldStrides

Year Program Established: 2020 (Inaugural trip)
Program Theme: Service Immersion
Length of Stay: 10-11 days
Language Requirements: None

Group Size: 8 - 12 Students