As per tradition, the Undergraduate Admissions Office invites students, parents and other educational enthusiasts to participate in Open House 2022. 

Open House opens an opportunity for participants to experience actual academic activities at Fulbright through a series of quality demo classes in diverse majors. Especially, as our campus is back to normal operation, besides some offline demo classes, we also welcome visitors to explore our learning spaces and facilities, as well as original works of current Fulbright’s students. 

Timeline of Fulbright Open House:

🌝 7:00 or 7:30 PM, Thursday, Sep 29: Online Demo Classes 

🌝 7:00 or 7:30 PM, Friday, Sep 30: Online Demo Classes 

🌞 8:00 AM, Sunday, Oct 2: Offline Open House (including Demo Classes, Campus Tour & Student Exhibition)

🌞 10:00 AM, Sunday, Oct 2: Audit Online Demo Classes 

📌 Register here to join the demo classes: https://bit.ly/FulbrightOH 

* The detailed information will be sent to your  email address and phone number as registered in the Form. 

👉 Below are sessions you may join in this Open House event:

❇️ Shoshana Zuboff’s Surveillance Capitalism theory: Information technologies and economic, social, and political dynamics — Social Studies Major — delivered by Dr. Tobias Burgers

Aiming to acquaint students with the broader subjects of social studies, this class seeks to introduce students to crucial questions about the role and impact of technology on societies. Using Zuboff’s surveillance capitalism model, the lecture will demonstrate how technological advancements have profound societal and social consequences. By discussing Zuboff, and her analysis of social media platforms, the students will be encouraged to develop an initial understanding and thinking about the role and socio, economic and political impact of social media companies in contemporary societies. 

❇️ The heart of mathematics — Mathematics Major — delivered by Dr. Văn Phụng Trường Sơn

People say mathematics is logical. What does that mean? What is logic, even?  What does it mean for someone to be logical? Are there laws of logic? What are they? Is being logical better than not being logical? Does anything make sense without logic? Then, what is mathematics, really? More practically, can you make people happier by using mathematics? Believe it or not, not all of these questions have answers. Let’s try to think about them together.

❇️ Properties of Life — Integrated Sciences Major — delivered by Dr. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Dung

At the most fundamental level, we may ask: What is life? Even a kid can realize a cat or a tree is alive, while a rock or a bike is not. Yet the phenomenon we call life defies a simple definition. We recognize life by what living things do. Biology, the scientific study of life, is a subject of enormous scope, and exciting new biological discoveries are being made every day. In this lesson, we will learn about the characteristics of life and apply them to identify an item as living or nonliving. 

❇️ How to See the World: Artists and Historical Technologies of Vision — Art & Media Studies Major — delivered by Dr. Pamela Corey, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, Dr. Linda Zhang, Dr. Lương Ngọc Trâm 

In this demo class, we will briefly introduce the Art & Media Studies major and show how art history, studio art, photography, and media studies come together in a presentation about optical technologies, perspective, and realism.

❇️ Engineering Exploration — Sciences and Engineering Major — delivered by Dr. Trương Trung Kiên and Dr. Đoàn Nhật Minh

This course helps students explore the Engineering program at Fulbright University Vietnam and introduces them to how Engineering classes often happen.

❇️ East Asian History: A Disorientation Session — History Major — delivered by Dr. Mark Frank

My 50-minute teaching demo will combine elements of lecture and open-ended discussion. I will first talk about the history of modern cartography and its impact on the way we view world regions like East Asia. I will further challenge the coherence of “East Asia” as a historical and geographical category by demonstrating that other ways of thinking about geography are equally valid. I will then present what I think are the strongest arguments for thinking about East Asia as a unit of historical analysis. During this time, I also want to elicit students’ own thoughts about regional geography and learn how they see East Asia in relation to Vietnam. 

❇️ Challenging Nam Tien: The Forgotten role of Southern Non-Kinh peoples in the formation of Modern Vietnam — Vietnam Studies Major — delivered by Dr. Nic Weber

In this lecture, I would like to challenge some well-known theories regarding history, for instance the concept of ‘Nam Tien’ or ‘Movement Southward’. My goal in this lecture is to offer you some perspectives on Vietnamese history by emphasizing on its diversity and the contribution of non-Kinh peoples to the development of modern Vietnam. National history is often featured as the history of a majority or a dominant group. Therefore, I would like to invite you to look at Vietnam’s history not through the viewpoint of the Kinh but through the lens of ethnicity

❇️ Economics: What is it about? —Economics Major — delivered by Dr. Nguyễn Thị Hoàng Lan, Dr. Phan Tuấn Ngọc, Dr. Khiếu Văn Hoàng. 

What is economics? Is it all about money? This class will provide a clear understanding on the definition of economics and what economists are doing. We will also understand how microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, which are three main pillars of economics, are positioned in the field.

❇️ Introduction to Machine Learning — Computer Science Major — delivered by Dr. Phan Thành Trung and Dr. Huỳnh Việt Linh

What is machine learning (ML)? This class will provide a clear understanding on ML and how ML is applied today. We will also understand how supervised, and unsupervised learnings are used in real-life applications.

Given the fact that the last Fulbright Open House Week in November 2021 attracted a lot of attention from thousands of students and parents from all over the country, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid of Fulbright University Vietnam’s undergraduate program has decided to organize a similar event in mid-January 2022.

A list of classes, majors, and faculty profiles will be announced in the next two weeks. However, in order to avoid over-crowded classes (during the last Open House, one of our classes had to cut down the number of attendees last minute due to our limited capacity), here is a pre-registration link: https://bit.ly/Fulbright-Major-Festival-PreRegistration.

Those who register by Jan 10th will receive the official link to register for classes before the list is publicly announced.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our first admissions event of 2022.

📍 Fulbright University Vietnam has officially launched our application portal for the Spring Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026 at https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn. Following the Priority Cycle, Fulbright University Vietnam started receiving applications for the second admissions cycle this year – the Spring Cycle. This cycle started at 12:00 on November 30, 2021, and will close at 14:00 on April 8, 2022.

👉 Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions office via our office number (+84) 28 7303 7788 or our office email at apply@fulbright.edu.vn.

As a tradition, Fulbright University Vietnam opens its Crescent campus every fall to welcome those interested in Fulbright to Open House, a series of events organized by the Admissions office. The event to showcase Fulbright’s admissions and financial aid processes, student life, and the academic experience usually attracts hundreds of visitors each year.

This year, given the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fulbright will organize the Open House for the Priority Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026 virtually for a week from November 1 to November 7, 2021.

If you’re a fan of Fulbright University Vietnam, you’ve probably watched webinars in which prospective applicants engaged in live chat with personal essay authors, heard about student life and the diversity at Fulbright, and even saw the original pieces of work that applicants submitted in previous admission cycles.

So, what’s special about this year’s Open House Week that you have never experienced before? It is seven quality demo classes delivered by Fulbright lecturers, namely World History, Vietnamese History, Literature, Chemistry & Physics, Anthropology, Psychology and Vietnam Studies.

📍 Registered here for the demo classes: https://bit.ly/FulbrightOpenHouse21

You will receive the class description and a Zoom link to attend the class one week before the class.

👉 Below are profiles of the lecturers who will be teaching in this virtual Open House:

💥Dr. Vu Minh Hoang – World History class:

Vu Minh Hoang is a diplomatic historian of 20th century Vietnam and the Asia-Pacific, studying national and regional security, economics, interests and identity formation, and genocide. His Ph.D. dissertation at Cornell University argued that the Third Indochina War is the key formative event of the present-day regional order in Southeast Asia, most notably by elevating the principle of non-interference above the protection of human rights.

His works have been presented at international conferences like the annual meetings of the Association of Asian Studies, the American Historical Association, and Engaging with Vietnam; and has appeared in the Journal of Vietnamese Studies, various edited volumes, and a documentary.

💥Dr. Andrew Bellisari – Vietnamese History class:

Dr. Andrew Bellisari received his Ph.D. in Modern European History at Harvard University. While studying at Harvard, he was also an affiliate of the Center for European Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Dr. Bellisari’s first experience with Fulbright came when he was elected to be a U.S. State Department Fulbright scholarship recipient at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris.

In France, he was an affiliated Masters’ student in the History of Colonialism and Imperialism seminar organized by Myriam Cottias.

💥Dr. Kevin Hart – Literature class:

He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego, his M.A. in English Literature at Fordham University, and his B.A. in English Literature at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

Kevin has taught courses on rhetoric and narrative theory, the history of the humanities, and U.S. and European literature.

His research focuses on the modern novel in Europe and North America, popular and experimental fiction, and the political implications of theoretical discourses ranging from language studies to architectural, biological, and psychological theory.  He also works in translation theory and explores the auto-translation of authors writing in Russian, English, and French.

💥Dr. Phan Vu Xuan Hung – Chemistry & Physics class:

Hung has conducted scientific research since 2005 on a variety of topics ranging from analytical chemistry to environmental engineering and materials science.

During his PhD (2011-2016) and postdoc (2016-2018) at University of California Santa Barbara, his most current research aims to understand the nanoscale properties and device physics of organic electronic materials and devices.

In 2016, Hung established and led an independent volunteer research group to assess the pollution level in seawater, oceanic sediments and seafood along the central coast of Vietnam after the mass fish death caused by Formosa’s discharge.

Over the years, Hung has advised and mentored many high-school students, undergraduate students and PhD students.

💥Dr. Ian Kalman – Anthropology class:

Ian Kalman comes to Fulbright University Vietnam from the Department of Political Science at Western University, where he holds a postdoctoral fellowship in Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Relations.

He has a PhD in Anthropology from McGill University and is an affiliated member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s Department of Law and Anthropology.

Ian’s work looks at interactions between state officers and indigenous peoples, with special attention to law, governance, and borders.

He is especially interested in the ways in which law and rights are experienced and framed in face to face interactions.

💥Dr. Jill Sirikantraporn – Psychology class:

Dr. Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and New York with research interests in trauma, resilience, and positive psychology in the context of cross-cultural and international psychology.

In the U.S. and Thailand, she has taught multicultural competence development, qualitative methods of research, and intellectual assessment. She has a passion in working with individuals from various cultural groups, honoring their unique ways of healing and growing, especially after trauma and major life crises (post-traumatic growth).

She has published articles and book chapters on the topics of resilience among marginalized and underrepresented populations, including injection drug users, patients with co-occurring disorders, new immigrants, and Southeast Asian immigrants.

💥Dr. Nguyen Nam – Vietnamese Studies class:

Dr. Nguyen Nam is a lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City since 1986, and the USSH’s former Chairperson of the Division of East Asian Studies (1993-1994), and Division of Chinese Studies (2010-2012).

Between 1986 and 1994, he worked as a lecturer in pre-modern Vietnamese literature and Vietnamese language at the Ho Chi Minh City University.

He has also taught courses in Vietnamese pre-modern writing systems, including  classical Chinese (read with Sino-Vietnamese pronunciation) and the Vietnamese demotic script Nôm.

After earning his M.A. (Regional Studies – East Asia) and Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Civilizations, or EALC) from Harvard in 1996 and 2005 respectively, he worked as the manager of the Academic Program of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) from 2004 to 2010.

***

Fulbright University Vietnam is calling for applications for the Undergraduate Class of 2026 with the recruitment target of 300-350 students. On October 6, 2021, the Priority Cycle of the recruitment has officially opened. Our admissions application portal for the Spring Cycle will open on November 30, 2021.

📍 The application portal for the Priority Cycle can be found at www.apply.fulbright.edu.vn.