American University in Vietnam Founder Visits Florida Tech

Dr. Binh Tran, founder and chairperson of The American University in Vietnam (AUV), visited the Florida Tech campus this summer and finalized a “2+2” agreement that will pave the way for AUV students in aviation, engineering and pilot training to come to Melbourne for their junior and senior years.

Dr. Tran and several others from AUV, including the provost and faculty members, were hosted by Florida Tech President Robert King. Others involved Florida Tech officials included Brian Ehrlich, John Deaton and Mathew Kim.

The half-day meeting and tour included visits to the L3Harris Student Design Center, the new Gordon L. Nelson Health Sciences building and several off-campus sites, including the Center for Aviation Innovation and F.I.T. Aviation’s facilities at Melbourne airport. The group reconvened in the evening for dinner at Yellow Dog Café.

The three-year agreement, which has the option to be extended, open to AUV students with cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher and who demonstrate English proficiency. Additionally, Florida Tech and AUV will explore other opportunities for educational collaboration, including potential programs in study abroad, student exchanges and philanthropic grants.

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