Modern Vietnam: A Fulbright Scholar's Perspective

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Melissa Genovese as she presents about her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam.

Motorbikes, development, laughing and peace; Vietnam has come a long wall since the fall of Saigon in 1975.

From August 2011 through July 2012, Genovese lived and worked in Nam Dihn, Vietnam, teaching English at Nam Dinh University of Technology Education.

During this time, she was able to experience and learn about present day Vietnam and its fast-paced movement towards modernization. Her presentation offers perspectives on
modern Vietnam.

Genovese grew up in Howell, New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from Rowan University in 2010.

Genovese was a recipient of a Fulbright award to Vietnam in 2011. Since returning home, she has made a mission of sharing her experiences in hopes of creating a better understanding of and future for the two countries.

Regular Museum admission applies to this program.

About New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, dedicated May 7, 1995, strives to encourage and foster patriotism and provide for recognition of the sacrifices, courage and valor of the New Jersey veterans of the Vietnam era. The Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, dedicated in September 1998, strives to encourage and foster a thorough understanding of the Vietnam era, including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects that affected the United States, especially New Jersey.

The Museum is located adjacent to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial off the Garden State Parkway at exit 116 in Holmdel, N.J. (on the grounds of the PNC Bank Arts Center). The Memorial is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to visit. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $7.00, seniors and students $5.00, children under ten, veterans and active military personnel are admitted free.

For more information on the Memorial or Museum, please call (732) 335-0033 or visit njvvmf.org.


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