Summer of 2023, Cornell students will collaborate with VinUniversity students in Hanoi, Vietnam, on a community-engaged learning internship with a world-renowned Non-Governmental Agency, Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives, SCDI.
Students from both institutions will collaborate with SCDI staff members and their storytellers of victims of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) to document storytellers' lived experiences. In concert with them, students and staff members of SCDI will work on determining the formats for disseminating the stories. The goal of this effort is to support the start of SCDI's prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation efforts for victims of ACE and to support better folks who are current participants of SCDI's programs; its mission is to enhance vulnerable and marginalized populations' ability to integrate into society through researching, designing, experimenting, implementing, and promoting community development models. Students will work as part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team on projects focused on creating interventions under the supervision of SCDI staff.
Students will gain skills and experience in the following:
- Inter-cultural communication/cultural humility
- Innovation and problem-solving with community partners
- Working on a cross-cultural/international team with community partners
- Experience community-based research
- Gain ethnographic interview experience
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Students will receive travel and housing allowances to and from Vietnam to work with SCDI and VinUni students for 7 weeks between July 3 and August 16. The Program is structured with 3 weeks of remote work and 3 weeks of in-country fieldwork. In addition, housing in Vietnam will be coordinated.
** Program dates subject to change
Here are published articles relating to the Program:
Cornell Daily Sun Article on Vietnam - Adverse Childhood Experience Pathfinders (VACEP)
Cornell Chronicle about a student experience
Cornell Chronicle article about the collaboration with VinUniveristy