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Coffee Party with Dr. Jerry Nelson in Vietnam

U.S./ Vietnamese Science and Technology Meeting

Professors Jerry Nelson and Joe Hobbs attend the 8th U.S.-Vietnam Science and Technology Joint Committee Meeting in Washington D.C., September 23-24 2013.

Vietnam’s Friend for Growth Seminar Series Computer and Bussiness

VSA at the International Welcome Party 2013

VSA 2013 Executive Board



VSA Welcome Party 2013




Srping 2013 reports of the Vietnam's Friends for Growth Seminar Series.


Gender in Literary Studied and Cultural Studied




The helpful information for Vietnamese prospective students.



Annual Activities: International Night

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, many people, all with different backgrounds and ethnicities, filled the seats of Jesse Hall Auditorium, all excited to attend MU’s International Night. This is an annual event held by MSA GPC International Programming Committee in order to celebrate various cultures represented on Mizzou campus.

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Launching of An Nho O Dau

or Vietnamese Couchsurfing Network

We are glad to inform you the launching of An nho o dau or Vietnamese couchsurfing network on 3/12/2014 at

This is a social network created by Hien Nguyen, a graduate student in Economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dzung Phan, a graduate student in Computer Science at University of Massachusetts at Boston and Nhan La a graduate student in Public Health at Penn State University.

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Vietnam’s Friend for Growth Seminar Series

Vietnam: Emerging Economic Trends and Implications for Education

Last March 20, 2014, Dr. Vairam Arunachalam made a presentation to a Vietnamese student group about the topic: “Vietnam: Emerging economic trends and implications for education”. Dr. Arunachalam is currently Director of the School of Accountancy. In the past several years, he has been in Vietnam on a regular basis to discuss finance issues for businesses.

During the talk, Dr. Arunachalam shared his experiences on teaching graduate business students at Vietnam National University – HCMC. He also helped develop and launch the CMA Certification Program in Vietnam. CMA, an abbreviation for Certified Management Accountant, is a highly ranked certification standard for accountants and financial professionals

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Seminar Schedule

Time Presenter Topic Location
Tuesday, March 3 Dr. William Meyers How I got to Vietnam in 1963 and why I went back 50 years later TBA
Thursday, March 20 Dr. Vairam Arunachalam Perspective on Vietnam toward a market economy TBA
April Mr. Hien Nguyen How to enrich your American experience and How to help Vietnamese communities TBA
April   Group Discussion on Parenting TBA


VSA Activities in 2013