Teacher Profile: Perry

October 12, 2017

Meet Perry!

Currently working at the same language institute with three other API teachers in northern Vietnam, Perry will be teaching English for a total of 11 months. He is eager to inspire students, get in touch with his family heritage, travel and make good use of the Vietnamese lessons available to him he is now one month into his program.

Perry Truong, 22


Teach English in Vietnam

September 2017 – July 2018


Camas, WA, United States

College attended/major

Boise State University/BBA Marketing and Leadership


Tennis, Volleyball, Hiking, and of course traveling

Favorite place you’ve visited

Interlaken, Switzerland

Highlights of any prior teaching or working with students of any age?

Honor’s introduction course with 18-year-olds and I was a camp counselor for children aged 4-6 and 6-12.


Hi friends! My name is Perry Truong and I absolutely love adventure. I have travelled to 18 countries and 22 states in the US, and looking forward to adding more to my list. Raised in Camas, WA, I moved to Boise and received my degree from Boise State University in Marketing. I can typically be found outside hiking, playing tennis or volleyball, but I can also be found slumped on the couch with a great Netflix series. Vietnam is the perfect combination, for me, to teach. My heritage originates in Vietnam and I am excited to learn more about my traditions and culture. This is a perfect combination of travel experience and heritage. My favorite part of teaching is inspiring curiosity to my students, teaching them to be lifelong learners, rather than simply students.


To learn more about the Teach in Vietnam program that Perry and others are experiencing, or any other API Teach programs, click here

Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis, though be sure to apply at least 3 months in advance of your preferred start date. Placements are limited and likely to fill quickly! Please contact Octavia at [email protected] with any questions.


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