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 […]

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