API Teach Abroad in Vietnam- Participant Vlog!

API Teach abroad participant’s video about his region in Vietnam went viral! API prepared Dustin to teach in Vietnam for three months in 2014 and he hasn’t left Vietnam or the school where he teaches! To get us even more excited, he has shared a video in which he stars, showcasing the beauty of the […]

A Day in the Life in Vinh City, Vietnam

In this post from API’s “Teacher Connections” series, Emily A., a recent teacher in Vietnam, shares some details about a typical day abroad. 7:20 am – My alarm sounds and I hop out of bed to get ready for the day. Luckily getting ready is much quicker in Vietnam than in America. It is very […]

Teaching in Vietnam: Tet Holiday

API Teach abroad participant, Lucas had the chance to experience the Vietnamese holiday Tết Nguyên Đán, he shares his story here: Tết Nguyên Đán is the Feast of the First Morning of the First Day. Generally called “Tet Holiday” or simply “Tet” this is the Lunar New Year in Vietnam and by far the most important holiday. […]

A Day in the Life — Wednesday

After half a year in Vietnam, I figured it’d be appropriate to highlight what an average day looks like for me. I wrote out my schedule on a Wednesday this January. 7:15 AM. The morning sun is bright coming through the window and the city is already busy 6 floors below me. Motorbikes, buses, cars, […]


One of the many reasons why I chose Vietnam as the location to start my ESL journey was its ability to offer trips around Southeast Asia relatively easily and cheaply. This time, I was able to meet up with my brother, sister, and Dad, who all made the trip across the Pacific to accompany me […]

Travels in Hanoi

Earlier this month, I took my first days off of teaching since arriving in Vietnam in August (other than weekends). Two of my Vietnamese friends, Mai and Hoa, both had birthdays last week and we decided to take a short holiday to Hanoi in order to celebrate. We began late Sunday night, where we met at […]

Reflections on Three Months

I had a good friend stateside that reminded me that during an exchange, once the novelty wears off, growth truly begins. After 3 months in Vietnam, I think there’s a lot of truth in that sentiment. I’ve gotten into a groove here and have been able to focus inward on reflections of my goals, being […]