Statia Elliot on Leave for Change

Touring Saigon’s China Town

August 7th, 2017 12:04 AM

Lucky me! I was the practice tourist for students from the tour guiding program. Motor bike to Cholon, Saigon China Town, banh beo for breakfast then the flower market, fabric market, Tien Hau Temple (goddess of the sea), palm salad and more for lunch. So fun! And helps me to better understand the curriculum to have seen it in action. Tomorrow I present my findings to faculty and staff.


All in a day!

August 3rd, 2017 1:30 AM

Beyond their hospitality classes, the College students here also learn English, exercise every day to music, oh… and juggle!


Week 1 Work & Play

July 28th, 2017 5:50 PM

It really is an interesting experience to review a tourism program while being a tourist! The College has programs in culinary arts, hotel management, and tour guiding. My review is based on the Vietnamese Tourism Occupational Standards, aligning the current tourism curriculum against the standards, but influenced by own travel experiences I must admit. So, here I am pictured with students, and also with performers at the Saigon Opera House show Teh Dar, depicting Vietnamese tribal life, amazing!


Ho Chi Minh Street Food

July 27th, 2017 1:58 AM

First days in Ho Chi Minh

July 25th, 2017 12:56 AM

Guelph volunteers ’17

May 20th, 2017 8:16 AM

Leave for Change Training Session

May 19th, 2017 4:43 PM

Our University of Guelph group of volunteers are now trained and ready for our adventures. Malawi, Nepal, Bolivia, Peru, and me… Vietnam!IMG_4339