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Vietnamese Student Cooking Chicken Curry

Notes from Vietnam: Merry Christmas

“Dear my teacher! How are you these days? How is your work and your family? I’m fine. This semester, I got 3.95, so I will receive a scholarship. Christmas’s Day and New Year Day are coming, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And you, I hope you [...]

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Notes from Vietnam: Vietnamese Teachers Day

“Dear my teacher! How are you?I’m sorry for not emailing regularly. I have worked hard this semester, and today, I have finished all the tests. I miss you very much. How is your job? How is your family? Do you have plan to come back to Vietnam? My class and I are looking forward to seeing [...]

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Notes from Vietnam: Old Friends

Hi, Miss Christina I’m Julie! my major is in English  from Can Tho university, remember me? It is such long time no speak! how are you and your family? how is your job going on? I’m fine! let me tell you some news about me through the time we lost touch. I stopped working in [...]

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Notes from Vietnam: Long Time No See

“Good evening teacher! Do you remember me? I miss you very much. I’m so sorry because I don’t keep in touch with you! I lost your email address and I find out it today. How are you? What are you doing? what is her work? Are you travelling? I’m crazy now. I’m have some final exam in this week [...]

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Notes from Vietnam – Five Months Later

It’s been five months since I’ve lived in Vietnam and I STILL get emails from students. I can’t describe how much I love them. “Dear Teacher! this morning I took a speaking test, I tried my best and I got 4.5/5.Thank teacher so much! I am having trouble with my listening,but I promise I will [...]

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Going Away Party from My Students

As a going away present, my students decided to come over to my house and prepare a huge lunch for me, which consisted of the most delicious Vietnamese chicken curry with noodles and an array of fruits for desert. It was just as fun as the last party and it was hard to not break down [...]

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Notes from Vietnam – Long Time No Speak

I love that I continue to get emails from students. I <3 them! “Hi, my teacher - Long time no see. How are you? I really miss you and our class. What do you do now? Continue your work as a teacher? Hope to see you in recent day.” Sincerely, Campbell “Dear my teacher, How are you these days? [...]


Video: My Life in Vietnam

For the last six months, I traveled throughout Southeast Asia and lived in Vietnam. In six minutes, you’ll get to see how my life as an ex-pat was and hopefully feel inspired to do something similar. Everything from my students to new friends, to learning about a new culture and trying new food, Vietnam has had [...]

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More Notes from Vietnam

Here’s another batch of emails from my students. I LOVE them <3 “Dear my teacher, How are you these days? Thank you for teaching us how to pronouncing correctly. We miss you very much. Send me email whenever you have free time.Keep fit your health, please! I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Lots of love.” –Sunlight

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Notes from Vietnam – I Miss You

Inspired by fellow friend, blogger, sorority sister, and Teachers for Vietnam alum, Christine Rochelle, I’ve decided to start a segment called Notes from Vietnam which will display the heartfelt letters I receive from the students and people I’ve met here in Vietnam. Here’s the first batch: “Hi! I am Mary. I do not know if you remember me. [...]

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