Ease of finding a well-paid job, a comfortable and affordable cost of living, and an interesting culture are some major reasons for scores of foreigners from across the globe to come to Vietnam to work as teachers
Departing Da Nang, amid ‘Hẹn gặp lại’s!’ (See you again’s!) and dodging the city’s truly demented traffic – too fast and too undisciplined to keep a straight line for more than five seconds – the fatigue started to set in on the run back to Hoi An
Robert Ackley, 27, who currently teaches at ILA English Language Center in Ho Chi Minh City, said half-jokingly, “The American dream is dead so I’m chasing the Vietnamese dream”
Scott Duke Harris is a former Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News reporter. The opinions expressed here are his own.
Yep, that time of year again. November 20th – Teachers’ Day, known locally as Ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam.
Having finally made it to Hue, four hours on a motorbike from Da Nang including pit stops, it was time for a beer!
Only people affiliated with the United Nations may be aware that United Nations Day recently came and went. But because my children attend the United Nations International School (UNIS) here, it was a pretty big deal in our household.
Three of my young Vietnamese friends are starting a small business in Da Nang City in the central region. The young lady has taken the risk and the plunge to create a business space of their own creativity and imagination.
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