Duong Van Thanh (Vietnam)
Faculty and Staff:
EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MA, University of Minnesota
Thanh earned an MA in public affairs at the Humphrey Institute of University of Minnesota and a EdD degree in International Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At Vietnam’s Ministry of Education in Hanoi, she developed alternative educational models for rural students, led cross-cultural professional exchanges in Vietnam and the US, and worked with officials on public policy development. Thanh has considerable experience in student affairs in cross-cultural settings, including at the University of Massachusetts. Thanh has been with SIT since 2005. She has also represented World Learning in Vietnam since 2008. She has a strong network of colleagues and contacts throughout the country. She has attended international workshops and presented reports on enriching study abroad programs through community service projects, peer learning, and cross-cultural learning. She presented at the 2014 COTSEAL Conference at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the 2015 GUAVA Conference at the University of Los Angeles.