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May 25, 2017 – Ten King’s College students will participate in a three week faculty-led study abroad experience titled “The Dragons Awake: The Globalizing Business World of Vietnam and Singapore.” As part of this experience, students will meet business leaders at Vietnamese and international companies, tour commercial centers, and meet with representatives from the U.S. Consulate Economic division.

During their time in Hanoi, King’s students will also have opportunities to visit cultural sites such as the Taoist Quan Thanh Temple, The Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Ho Chi Minh’s House and Masoleum. The group will attend a performance of Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry.

The group will take weekend excursions to Vietnamese natural landmarks, including Halong Bay and Ninh Binh. On these excursions, the group will see the historic capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu, the famous ancient temples of the Le and Dinh Dynasties, national parks and natural beauty. Finally, on their return home, students will spend one day in Singapore, one of world’s largest financial centers and the world’s only island city-state.

King’s student participants are Allison Andrew, sophomore, Lehighton, business management; Margaret Bentkowski, sophomore, New Windsor, N.Y., business management and international business; Vanessa Castillo, sophomore, Wilkes-Barre, accounting; Danielle Janssen, sophomore, Mountain Top, accounting and business management; Maggie Jones, junior, Laflin, business management; Kaylene Kennedy, sophomore, Hanover Twp., accounting; Haley Kramer, freshman, Macungie, accounting; Meghan Prushinski, sophomore, Nanticoke, accounting; Charlotte Yelnosky, sophomore, Huntingdon, business management; and Stephanie Zimmerman, sophomore, Shavertown, accounting.

King’s College McGowan School of Business professors Dr. Garold Lantz and Dr. Sandra Loeb are co-faculty program directors. As part of the program, they will teach a joint course for King’s students and a group of Vietnamese English-language speaking business students at the National Economics University in Hanoi. Renata Evan, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs abroad, assisted in developing the program.

King’s students and faculty participating in the short-term study abroad experience to Vietnam and Singapore are, seated from left: Danielle Janssen, Maggie Jones, Meghan Prushinski, Stephanie Zimmerman and Allison Andrew. Standing: Renata Evan, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs abroad; Charlotte Yelnosky; Margaret Bentkowski; Kaylene Kennedy; Haley Kramer; and co-faculty leaders Dr. Sandra Loeb and Dr. Garold Lantz. Absent from photo: Vanessa Castillo.