Category: Vietnam

Xin Chao! Hello everyone! It’s Margrethe writing from Hoi An. We are already in Vietnam – how awesome is that!! After a couple of weeks, we have now gotten to know the city a little better, and it is wonderful here. Having arrived on a crazy hot day, we initially all thought we were going

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After some time living and studying in Hoi An I would like to present some pros and cons of being a development student in this city that I now can call my second home. PROS Experience how lucky and privileged I am in comparison to so many others Getting to know 23 new people and

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During this semester, we have two exams. One of them is the group exam, which I personally looked the least forward to. I find it a bit hard to write one paper together with four other brains with different ideas. However, we were told to write down a list of preferred topicsa and then we

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Our Hoi An experience is almost over! The last week has included a lot of recapping of the essential topics in our studies. However, the issues have been presented from other perspectives. Our lecturer, Roy, also like to present topics with photos as a tool and learning method. In my opinion, this week has been

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We are now half way through our semester with development studies, and I think that all of us enjoy the student life in Hoi An. Our days usually starts with breakfast at Balance café. Then I rush to a nearby coffee shop to pick up my daily coffee and bring it to morning class. I

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This weekend we got the change to travel outside Hoi An and learn more about the people in the Co Tu villages, as well as we learnt more about how to do field work. We were divided into groups, where some chose to focus on environment, tourism, gender, and the political system. The group that

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It is early Saturday morning in Hoi An, despite the hour a crowd has gathered at Balance café where Mr Vinh meets us with a big smile and wishing us good morning. He has prepared a full day of activities for us! Our first stop is at a local restaurant where we will have Vietnamese

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I think everyone agrees that the two first weeks went by fast! We have had a lot of time to get to know each other and discover new places in and around the city. Some of us even went on a small weekend trip to the Marble Mountains the first weekend. We were all excited

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