AP Human Geography Study Tour to Hue, Hoi An and Danang City, Vietnam on March 6-9, 2019
RAIS AP Human Geography class conducted its first ever field study abroad to Vietnam last March 6-9, 2019. The activity was participated by a team of eleven students and two faculty members.
Throughout the four days trip students kept an ongoing journal of their experiences in the country. Students collected thoughts about cultural differences, species identification, and research notes in the journal focusing on human interactions and effects on the environment and the presence of ecotourism.
The trip itinerary covered places such as, Cam Thanh Coconut Village, Japanese Bridge and Pagoda, Fisherman Eco Tour, Phuckien Temple and ancient houses, local shops in Hoi An, Bana Hill, Linh Ung pagoda in Danang, and Khai Dinh King’s Tomb in Hue.
The students are required to create a group culminating project that includes journals, information from interviews, and new knowledge from the trip into a presentation that they will show future classes including pictures, pre-trip research, and any souvenir they may have collected from the places they visited.
The Vietnam trip provided students with a firsthand account of the country’s cultural landscape and history.