Study Abroad

Hanoi City

January 02, 2015

Hanoi City

We embarked on an intriguing walking tour around the Hanoi's old quarter. A bit of window-shopping around the area turned into an incredible opportunity to help Professor Jill Carey purchase traditional dress for the Lasell Fashion Collection, adding a number of treasures of Vietnamese ethnic clothing that feature exquisite examples of embroidery, appliqué and batik.

Vietnam FashionThe group then went on to experience the images, tastes, and sounds of Hanoi. These included a somber tour of Hoa Lo (the "Hanoi Hilton" jail, where John McCain was held captive for 5 years), a visit to the home (and art studio) of Vietnam's one of the most noted contemporary artists, a traditional vegetarian lunch, and an educational overview of the Woman's Museum.

Women's MuseumTomorrow Team Lasell will begin our work at Blue Dragon organization. We are eager to leave a positive imprint on this incredible service learning opportunity.

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