The Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese in America (hereinafter referred to as "GUAVA"), a consortium of institutions of higher learning in North America currently offering programs of instruction in the Vietnamese language, was formed at the University of Washington on August 1, 1993.
Current institution members and individual members of GUAVA are: Cornell University, Harvard University, Temple University, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, University of Florida, University of Hawaii-Manoa, , University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Yale University, and Kim Loan Hill of UC-San Diego, Nguyễn Hoài Thu Ba of UCLA, and Lê Phạm Thuý-Kim of Arizona State University.
GUAVA members meet annually, to exchange ideas and carry out workshops on materials development, methodology, as well as other professional interests.
invites applications for membership from all other North American
universities with an active interest in the teaching of Vietnamese. It
also intends to extend its cooperative activities where appropriate to
other institutions of higher education outside North America.
GUAVA will act as a network and clearing house for the following
GUAVA is a cooperative organization and its objectives do not imply the imposition of specific methodologies, curricula, or materials upon any member institution. Rather, GUAVA will make available a range of options and opportunities from which every member may choose to benefit.