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  • Locations: Can Tho, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2018 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 12/08/2018 12/23/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Agriculture Department/School: Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): Bill Daniels,
Majors: Fish & Allied Aquacultures Student Level: G-Graduate, JR-Junior, SR-Senior
GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates) Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Language of Instruction: English Course Prerequisite: FISH 5210/6210 or equivalent
Program Description:

Aquaculture Production in Vietnam


Aquaculture Production Class (FISH 5250/6250,  4 credit hours). Students will receive credit for this class during spring semester 2019. Learning Vietnamese is not a prerequisite, but students will have an opportunity to learn some language and experience the food and culture.

This course provides field-based training in production aquaculture and applies the principles taught in FISH 5210/6210 (Principles of Aquaculture) to real world production situations. Students will learn about production of major Asian and US aquatic species in various culture systems. Students can expect to get wet and dirty. The class is intended to provide professional and cultural development of students in an international environment. Field trips will include all aspects of the aquaculture industry, including farms, feed mill, processing plant and markets. Students will learn alongside Vietnamese undergraduate students and benefit from the knowledgeable faculty and staff at Can Tho University (

Download a copy of the AquacultureProduction.Vietnam.Flyer.2018.pdf


  • Select 'Apply Now' at the top of the page to register with Auburn Abroad


  • Must have completed prerequisites: BIOL 1030 and FISH 5210/6210 (or permission of instructor)
  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Must have minimum 2.25 GPA (Undergraduates) and 3.0 GPA (Graduates)


Winter 2018:

  • 08 December 2018: Date program begins - depart for Vietnam
  • 23/23 December 2019: Date program ends - Return from Vietnam


Aquaculture Production Class (FISH 5250/6250, 4 credit hours). Students will receive credit for this class during spring semester 2019. Learning Vietnamese is not a prerequisite, but students will have an opportunity to learn some language and experience the food and culture.

Refer to the following example documents for the course:


Estimated cost is $2,600 All travel costs are the responsibility of the student. 


Students will arrive in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), spend one night and then travel to Can Tho via CTU transport. Housing will be in a local hotel near the campus where students can experience Vietnamese food and culture. All field trips will be via CTU transport.


Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho is the fifth largest city in Vietnam. Its name comes from “cam thi giang”, meaning river of poems, and it is the biggest city in the Mekong Delta, with 1,121,000 people. The climate has a tropical and monsoonal season with an average temperature of 80°F. The city holds the longest cable-stayed bridge in South East Asia and produces more than 50% of the nation’s rice. Impressive sites include the floating market, rice-paper-making and weaving villages, small factories, and picturesque rural canals, as well as its bird gardens and port. Can Tho has a reputation for being a welcoming place, retaining its rural charm as it transforms into an urban area. Famous for delicate cuisine and extra-fresh fruit and vegetables, it is a good place to try the produce you may not prefer back home.


Students will participate in organized excursions as part of this program.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens will need a Vietnamese Visa for this program. Students will work directly with faculty director in order to obtain a Visa.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.


Bill Daniels
Associate Professor
Room 203 Swingle Hall
Department of Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-9208 fax

This program is currently not accepting applications.