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    The Leap: Vietnam, Culture + Community + Wildlife


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Vietnam
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Four Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, April
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Other, Boat
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Not Available
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    Welcome to Vietnam - a country dating back to the 3rd century BC and so delivers a fascinating mix of culture, history, and mouth-watering culinary delights. This programme promises to provide the perfect gap year experience as it combines the ancient and modern, rural, and urban. You'll then be perfectly placed to carry on your South East Asia adventures.

    Your four-week journey starts in the old city of Hanoi, before moving to the remote village of Mai Chau found in the mountains near the Laos border, where you will live and contribute to a local hill tribe community. This will be followed by a boat cruise out into Ha Long Bay before heading into the famous limestone scenery of Cuc Phuong National Park where you will help protect endangered wildlife. Your final phase will be at the glorious coastal city of Hoi An, famous for its winding streets, beaches and lanterns of all shapes and sizes.