- Provide instruction in the Vietnamese language at all undergraduate levels. Vietnamese language courses will serve as a communication and research resource for students with majors, minors, or special interest in such disciplines as the humanities, fine arts, business, and the social sciences.
- Introduce Vietnamese cultural history by offering Vietnamese ancient history, Vietnamese culture, Vietnamese American community, the Vietnam War, and contemporary Vietnam courses in English. These courses impart students the knowledge that is fundamental to multicultural education and appreciation of diversity.
- Provide students with the qualifications for career opportunities. Enhance career possibilities of students by providing work preparation in translation and interpreting skills, conducting research in the Vietnamese community, and developing cultural understanding and exchanges.
- Expose students to the cultural events organized in the Houston’s Vietnamese community in Houston, as well as opportunities to study abroad in Vietnam led by UH professors.