Peace Corps Coming to Vietnam for First Time

I'm very happy to see this development.  It's yet another indication that Viet Nam is coming of age as a full-fledged member of the global community of nations because it reflects the government's confidence in itself and its country. In the past, the Peace Corps was viewed with official suspicion.  (This is not without cause, … Continue reading Peace Corps Coming to Vietnam for First Time

In the Name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit: Saving Souls Through English Teaching in Vietnam

Why do foreigners come to Vietnam to work for the long-term?  Why do they leave their families, friends, jobs, the comforts of home in an “advanced” (i.e., wealthy) nation for life in a (poor) developing country?  Money, adventure, penance, reconciliation, professional opportunity, a chance to contribute to Vietnam’s development, love (“home is where the heart … Continue reading In the Name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit: Saving Souls Through English Teaching in Vietnam