2023 Vietnam–U.S. Exchange
In early 2023, Learn2Link (L2L) launched a six-month virtual exchange program between high-school-age youth in Vietnam and the U.S.
Each week, our 2023 Vietnam–U.S. Exchange participants will be virtually meeting with their home learning labs for approximately 90 minutes. During these meetings, L2L youth will be participating in a discussion-based curriculum, rooted in social-emotional and project-based learning experiences.
In addition to these meetings, L2L youth will have video calls with their exchange partner labs every three weeks. They will also be responsible for completing weekly self-reflection and short homework assignments—utilizing Google Workspace, WhatsApp, and Snapchat—with their designated exchange partners.
Our 2023 Vietnam–U.S. Exchange is scheduled to occur in three phases:
March: L2L youth will focus on exploring their cultures, their roles as ambassadors, and who they are as individuals.
April-May: L2L youth will be focused on exploring the problems that exist in their home communities, while also aligning these problems with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each participant will then choose one SDG to work towards this year, through the development and implementation of a small-scale service-learning project in their home community.
May–June: L2L youth will focus on developing service-learning projects, to be carried out in their home communities during the summer months.
July-August: L2L youth will be carrying out their service-learning projects in their home communities and completing a year-end personal reflection project.