Event, Welcome Week

VNLC Welcome Week 2017

HI EVERYONE! Vietnamese Language and Culture at UCLA welcomes new and old Bruins back to another wonderful school year! It wouldn’t be UCLA’s Welcome Week without fun and exciting events to kick off a new year at UCLA.

We are thrilled to invite everyone to our 2017 Welcome Week events! Come on out to not only discover what our organization strives to achieve, but also have a great time and enjoy delicious food!

Here are our upcoming events (you don’t want to miss out on these, I promise):

THURSDAY, 9/28 (5PM-6PM): VNLC Informational Meeting 
Ackerman Union Room 2410
Interested in becoming involved in VNLC, but don’t know exactly what the organization does? This is the chance to get to know the organization and learn about our community service projects! Also take this chance to meet and become friends with our lovely staff members and general members~ Can’t make this time? Don’t worry, we will have another one during Week 1!

THURSDAY, 9/28 (6PM-8PM): VNLC’s Boba Run
Meet at Ackerman Union Room 2410 or Koala T Cafe (Westwood)
We know that the first day can be stressful and overwhelming, so treat yourself to some boba with us! We will be walking to Koala T Cafe in Westwood (just a short 10 minute walk, no worries) after our information meeting. BOBA. LET’S GO. Don’t forget to bring money for bobaaa~

FRIDAY, 9/29 (6PM-8PM): VNLC’s Phở Night
Meet at De Neve Turnaround 
It’s an understatetment to say that VNLC’s staff members love food, and it wouldn’t be VNLC’s Welcome Week without a classic phở social. Come out to enjoy Vietnamese food and have a great time! We’ll be eating out at a nearby Vietnamese restaurant, Mama Hong’s, in Brentwood. Feel free to invite any friends and roommates who would like to come! Don’t forget to bring money for foooood~

THURSDAY, 10/5 (5PM-6PM): VNLC Informational Meeting 
Ackerman Union Room 2410
Couldn’t make it to our first informational meeting during Welcome Week/Week 0? Don’t worry, we will be having a second informational meeting during Week 1 in the same room and at the same time! Come learn about our organization and it’s mission, as well as meet our staff members and general members!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING NEW FACES AND SEEING OLD ONES! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions! (Message us on Facebook (@VNLCucla) or email us at vnlcclub@gmail.com) Don’t hesitate to bring any friends along if they’re also curious and want to have fun!


Summer in the Union 2017

Welcome, new Bruins! Thank you for stopping by our table at Summer in the Union! We are so glad that many of you showed interest towards learning about Vietnamese culture and serving the community.

So what is it that we do, exactly? And how can you get involved with VNLC? 
Vietnamese Language and Culture (VNLC) is a student-led organization that aims to  promote and preserve Vietnamese customs by upholding the values of cultural involvement and educational advocacy. We have community service events, such as teaching Vietnamese language classes in the youth community (SVT) and forming a high school tutoring and mentorship program (REACHE). VNLC also hosts an annual Tet Festival at UCLA, which enables individuals of all ages to engage in and become more aware of traditional Vietnamese activities. Our general meetings are on Thursdays of even weeks from 5-6PM in Ackerman Room 2410! Come on out to learn more about Vietnamese language and culture, as well as meet people with common interests and experiences.

Not Vietnamese? Not a problem!
Even if you’re not Vietnamese, it won’t prevent you from meeting new people, getting to know a new culture, serving the local community, and having a great time! We also host fun socials throughout the quarter where we go out to grab food and drinks, explore Los Angeles, and bond with one another.

We hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer vacation, and we look forward to seeing you all again in the Fall! Don’t forget to check out the rest of our website, and don’t hesitate to contact us at vnlcclub@gmail.com!


VNLC Banquet 2017 – Let the Magic Begin

vnlc banquet

Vietnamese Language and Culture (VNLC) will be hosting a formal banquet for club members, alumni, and all other affiliated guests at the Grand Garden Restaurant in Westminster, California on May 27th, 2017 from 11am-2pm.

Celebrate the magic with authentic Vietnamese food, club awards, reflections on the progress and success of our cultural and community service projects, and fun activities to build a closer ohana.

Tickets will cost $25 for staff members and $20 for everyone else. Please RSVP on our eventbrite page.

This year, VNLC has a Disney themed banquet called “Let the Magic Begin” and you’re invited to be our guest at this magical event. Attire is semi-formal and Disney colored, so come dressed up in black, white, or icy blue.

Rides will be provided for UCLA students!

Fundraiser, Social

VNLC Koala T Fundraiser

koala t fundraiser

Come out to Koala T Cafe this Thursday ANYTIME AT ALL and enjoy some yummy food and refreshing drinks! Just mention VNLC with each transaction that you make and help us raise some money for our service projects!!!

This fundraiser lasts all day, but VNLC will be meeting in front of De Neve at 5:45pm to walk down together, or you can also meet us at Koala T at 6pm…either way, come enjoy some quality food with a quality club!

Date: Thursday May 18th – 2:00 a.m. May 19th

Where: Koala T (meet at 5:45 p.m. in front of De Neve to walk with members)


General Meeting

VNLC – GM: Vietnamese Game Shows!

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Happy Week 6 everyone!

Come out to VNLC’s general meeting this Thursday in Ackerman 2410 from 5-6PM to learn about Vietnamese game shows! We will be talking about the variety of game shows shown in Viet Nam, and you might even be able to catch the similarities to shows shown in the US!

We will also be making important announcements about upcoming events and END OF YEAR BANQUET!! You won’t want to miss out on all of the fun. Hope to see you there~

Where: Ackerman 2410

When: May 10th, 2017 at 5:00 pm


VNLC Social – Board Games + Food!


Come destress from studying by playing fun board games and eating some delicious food with VNLC on Friday March 10th, from 7PM to 9PM!
Please bring some money if you want to pitch in for pizza!
Please meet at the DeNeve Front Desk at 6:45PM if you would like to walk to the staff member’s apartment together!

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this RSVP form:


VNLC Koala T Fundraiser


If you’re down for some amazing food and drinks and wanna help promote community service, then come on down to Koala T any time this Wednesday and help a club out.

The Vietnamese Language and Culture club is hosting this fundraiser Wed, March 1st, 11:30 am – 1 am so just mention the club name – VNLC – when you order!

The fundraiser lasts all day, but VNLC will be meeting at the bear at 7pm on Wednesday to go together 🙂

And remember to make separate transactions!

VNLC is a non-profit community service organization that provides mentorship for high schoolers as well as outreach within the Vietnamese community, and you’d be helping to support them at no extra cost to yourself!!!

PLUS!!! Become Instagram famous (or Twitter or Facebook) by posting a pic with your delicious food and using the hashtag (#koalatcafe) and (#vnlc).


VNLC Week 6 GM: Valentine’s Day in Vietnam


Come out this Thursday in Ackerman 2410 from 7-8PM and learn about learn about Valentine’s Day in Vietnam! See the differences and similarities to Valentine’s Day in the United States!. We will also have some special treats for those who come and participate!

We will also be making important announcements about the upcoming events 🙂
Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday February 16; 7-8pm

Location: Ackerman 2410



VNLC Week 6 Social: Hammer Museum (and Food)


Come join us as we go to the Hammer Museum!

Friday, February 17th @5:30p~7pm at the Hammer Museum located on Westwood Blvd.

The Hammer Museum is free of charge! Located at:
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

We will also be having dinner at Spireworks in Westwood after we finish at the museum (~7pm or whenever we finish at the museum). We may even stop by Diddy Riese on the way back too!

Spireworks is a new Mediterranean place in Westwood. The menu can be found at: http://www.spireworks.com/menu

RSVP here:


VNLC 85°C Bake Sale


This bread sale brings 85 to the Walk
And we’re like,
It’s tasty, so stop
Done right,
It’s fresher, so stop
Let us serve you
With some bread and charm.

That’s right! VNLC is having an 85°C bake sale on Bruinwalk! Come join us and fuel up with some deliciously fresh treats before you face off with midterms or classes.

Brioche: $4
Marble Taro: $4
Milk Pudding: $3
Garlic Cheese: $3
Cheese Dog: $3

DEALS! Buy any two of the following for $5: Milk Pudding, Garlic Cheese, or Cheese Dog.

Want an early access pass? Check out our pre-order form and secure your order today!