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  • Participants will learn about the country in comparison to how the country is portrayed in American media. Among the planned activities, the group will meet with U.S. veterans who are helping Vietnamese victims of land mines that still exist along the countryside.
  • WGBY's Connecting Point features WMA teacher Michael Dziura and Teresa Kennedy '12 discussing their upcoming trip to Vietnam.


June 8-11 Updates

This is one of Austin Little and Will Awad watching a young student learning to embroider at the Vietnam Friendship Village.

The Friendship Village was built by American veteran, George Mizo between 1988 and 1998, as a place to which veterans who had been exposed to Agent Orange, and children born with Agent Orange related disabilities could go for medical care and vocational training. Mizo died in 2004 from Agent Orange related illness, but volunteers continue his work in Hanoi.


Eva Landers with a student at the Vietnam Friendship Village.


Teresa Kennedy and Eva Landers pedaling a swan boat in West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi.

This lake is also significant because it happens to be the place where John McCain crashed his plane in 1967. His crash and capture are commemorated with a monument that stands by the lake.


Vicky Liu standing by a staircase at Hoa Lo prison, also known as the "Hanoi Hilton."
More students at the Friendship Village.
One of the trees at the Temple of Literature, the first University in Hanoi.


More students at the Friendship Village.

One of the many beautiful residents of the Friendship Village. We just kept taking pictures of each other.

The gate to the Vietnam Friendship Village.

The view from Le Tonkin Restaurant.

The monument at West Lake, where McCain's plane crashed in 1967.

John McCain's flight suit.


The entrance to the Hanoi Hilton.

Posted by webmanager on Monday June, 11, 2012 at 05:17PM

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