Resident Professional Program
Our resident professionals all teach or consult at universities within the fields of English Education or Social Work. Typically, these collaborative partnerships are tailor-made after extended conversations between REI and our Vietnamese partners. Resident professionals reside in Vietnam for multiple years at a time, traveling home only for a summer or at times a longer period of time for advanced studies or a sabbatical. Currently we have five couples and one single that teach or consult as resident professionals, and one Vietnamese staff member who coordinates programs with both Resident and Visiting Professionals. For a more complete description of the English and Social Work programs, please click on the area of interest at right.
Visiting Professional Program
Our visiting professionals represent a range of expertise within the fields of agriculture, business, education, medicine and veterinarian medicine. Visiting professionals have come from ten different countries and travel to Vietnam on a regular basis to cooperate with Vietnamese professionals working at public institutions within these fields. Team leaders and REI staff help recruit for the visiting professional teams. The medical and ag/vet teams are most often two weeks in length while the business team makes one- week visits in the spring and fall. The English summer team is a four-week program serving Vietnamese college students. For a more complete description of these programs, please click on the area of interest on the right.