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Learning Exchanges

PSU-Vietnam Forum seeks to build a network between people and programs in Portland and Vietnam. By hosting delegations from Vietnam to visit Portland, and supporting interdisciplinary research, PSU-Vietnam Forum supports tranformative work towards sustainable development in Vietnam.

Portland State University (PSU) has expanded its teaching and research partnerships in Vietnam since 2003. Likewise, many Vietnamese institutions are actively seeking out Portland State University, in collaboration with Oregon community partners, for mutual learning and professional development.   

Each year, several PSU interns are sent during the summer and academic term to work closely with Vietnamese agencies and NGOs, and every Fall quarter, Professor Marcus Ingle (Public Administration) leads a group of Executive Masters in Public Administration students to Quang Nam province and Hoi An to learn more about public leadership challenges and solutions. 

In April 2013 and October 2013, PSU hosted delegations of State Dept Professional Fellows, who stayed here for one month. Hosted by local Portland-based organizations and institutions, these Professional Fellows gain hands-on experiences with both the successes and challenges Portland faces in its sustainable development. They are also building valuable relationships that continue and deepen the learning exchanges between Portland/PSU and Vietnam. 

  • April-May 2013, PSU welcomes eight State Department Fellows from Vietnam. To read more about the exchange program, click here and read the recent post on Oregon Live. 
    November 2013. The Fall Professional State Department Fellows represented PSU and their organizations in Washington D.C winning the Fellows Congress Poster session. Winning team pictured below:

October 6-November 4, 2013 Fall Professional State Department Fellows are in Portland. Click to see the exciting list of fellows we'll have on campus and placed within local organizations and join us Fridays 1:30-2:30 in the Urban Center for their presentations at the Vietnam Forum. 



Please contact Julia Babcock or Khanh Pham for more information about getting involved in PSU's Learning Exchanges.