Events for the Public
Notice: The American Center will be closed on November 11th and November 27th in observance of the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day holidays.
All of the below events are open for the public. We would like you to plan carefully before registering with us so that we have enough seats for participants. If you register for our events but change your plan, kindly notify us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.
***REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS EXCEPT THOSE NOTED OTHERWISE. Register here.***
All events take place at 1st Floor of the Rose Garden Tower at 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, except those noted otherwise. Remember to take your ID with you.
|Nov. 4, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Holidays||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Nov. 5, 10:00 - 11:00||English for Fun||David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Nov. 5, 2:30 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Nov. 5, 3:30 - 4:30||60 Minutes with the Press Officer||Lisa Wishman, U.S. Embassy Press Officer|
|Nov. 7, 2:00 - 3:00||Book Club Meeting: The Book Thief||Jocelyn White, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Nov. 7, 3:00 - 4:00||Cracking the New Common Application to U.S. Colleges||Julie Soper, Assistant Director, International Admissions, American University|
|Nov. 7, 4:00 - 5:30||Leadership Series: Becoming the Leader in Your Field||Bui Tuan Linh, U.S. Alumnus|
|Nov. 12, 10:00 - 11:00||English for Fun||David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Nov. 13, 4:00 - 5:00||Work and Life Balance||Juan Ortiz, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Nov. 14, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club||AC Interns|
|Nov. 14, 3:30 - 5:00||Leadership Series||Doan Thi Huu Nghi, USG Exchange Program Alumna|
|Nov. 17 - Nov. 21||International Education Week||EducationUSA Adviser and American Center|
|Nov. 17, 2:00 - 4:00||Opening Ceremony & Talk Show: "International Students Life in the U.S."||EducationUSA Adviser and American Center|
|Nov. 17, 3:30 - 4:30||Working with U.S. Government||Wendy Zaman, U.S. State Dept. Regional Information Resource Officer|
|Nov. 18, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Education||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Nov. 18, 2:00 - 3:00||MOOCs - Free Education Opportunities||Kim Ngoc Minh & Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, USG Exchange Program Alumni|
|Nov. 18, 3:00 - 4:00||Study in the U.S.: Your Right Fit||Wendy Zaman, U.S. State Dept. Regional Information Resource Officer|
|Nov. 19, 9:00 - 10:00
||eLibraryUSA Showcase||Wendy Zaman, U.S. State Dept. Regional Information Resource Officer|
|Nov. 19, 10:00 - 11:00||English for Fun||David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Nov. 19, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club: Studying Abroad||AC Interns|
|Nov. 19, 3:30 - 5:00||Talk Show about Study in the U.S.||USG Exchange Program Alumni|
|Nov. 20, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club||AC Interns|
|Nov. 20, 3:00 - 4:30||How to Stay Motivated||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Nov. 21, 2:00 - 4:00||Mini Fair: U.S. - Vietnam Joint Educational Programs||EducationUSA Adviser & American Center|
|Nov. 25, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Thanksgiving||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Nov. 26, 10:00 - 11:00||English for Fun||David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
|Nov. 28, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Nov. 28, 3:30 - 4:30||Women Leadership||Tiffany Murphy, U.S. Embassy Hanoi|
October 29, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Jill Kester, Senior English Language Fellow
Interested in vampires and bone-chilling stories from beyond the grave? Join us to talk about the scariest holiday of all in the US: Halloween! We'll discuss the history and meaning behind the holiday and its symbols, current traditions and, if you aren't too scared, we'll tell you a ghost story or two! Wear orange and black to show your Halloween spirit.
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Nicole Bright-Hardee, Guest Speaker
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Yes, new host promises to make our English conversation program more fun! Warning: he will NOT be singing. Or, maybe a bit… but this is an hour for talking – him talking and you talking – it is an hour for practicing your English. Come to the AC, share fun with David and improve your listening, speaking, reading, and singing skills. Ah, did we say “singing” again?...
November 5, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Lisa B. Wishman, U.S. Embassy Press Officer
Would you like to know what’s in the U.S. news? Would you like to chat with the U.S. Embassy’s Press Officer Lisa Bess Wishman? If so, please plan to join her at the American Center on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 – 4:30. Lisa, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, has served in Tel Aviv, Israel; Ottawa, Canada; and Washington, D.C. After having studied Vietnamese in Hanoi for 11 months, she assumed her position as the Embassy’s press officer in August 2014 and will remain in Vietnam through summer 2016. She looks forward to getting to know you better.
November 7, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Bui Tuan Linh, U.S. Alumnus
The discussion will focus on a leader's organization and people skills - rather than business skills. Among the various topics are how to form an A-team, how to make good decisions, how to delegate and control, and last but not least, how to keep a happy and balanced life. The discussion might be more beneficial for those that already have some experience as a team leader and/ or management level - and to some extent - have some lessons learned about how to manage their teams. The guest speaker expects you to come with problems that need to be solved or lessons that could be shared and further elaborated.
November 20, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Sustaining daily motivation can be challenging for even the toughest person. Life gets busy, school and work becomes more demanding, responsibilities increase, and constant roadblocks get in our way. How do you stay motivated through all the changes and challenges that happen in life? If you’re interested in hearing more about finding and maintaining self-motivation then join Nicole, and let’s get motivated together!
Events in 2014
Events in 2013
- Trace Effects - A collaborative English language video game experience for students ages 12-16. Learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world.