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Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing countries in Southeast Asia and in the world. Vietnamese is a beautiful and interesting language, using the Latin alphabet and tones. It is spoken among 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam and millions of Vietnamese abroad. Knowledge of Vietnamese is a helpful tool for conducting research into the long history and interesting people of Vietnam. Students of Vietnamese heritage can communicate and connect with family, relatives, and friends to understand and appreciate Vietnamese people and culture.

Majors & Certificates 

Languages and Cultures of Asia Major, Asian Studies Major, Southeast Asian Studies Certificate; visit the Majors & Certificates page for more information.


Michael Cullinane,

Language Conversation Table 

Wednesday, 1-2 pm
Rathskeller, Memorial Union
Contact Tu Dang,

Study Abroad 

You can study Vietnamese in Vietnam. Contact International Academic Programs for more information.

Student Organizations 

Vietnamese Student Association, Vietnam Health Project; browse the Wisconsin Involvement Network for more information.


Consider an internship where you can use Vietnamese, either in the US or abroad. An internship in any field can complement your language study and can provide valuable professional experience.