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Architecture Intership at a Sustainable and Green Building Company

With Vietnam’s history of colonization and influences from other cultures, Vietnamese architecture is a beautiful mix of French, Chinese, and American architecture. Throughout the cities you will see a lot of buildings and streets influenced by these different cultures. Nowadays as people become more environmentally aware, many companies in Vietnam follow the LEED and LOTUS environmental standards. Utilizing the materials found around the country, bamboo is a common building material used as a “natural steel”. Outside of architecture, Vietnam has a growing art scene influenced by Asian cultures, Japanese and Korean styles in particular. As the world advances, so does Vietnam. Staying up to date with design technology, many entertainment companies are beginning to find their way to Vietnam. These fields are quickly growing in Vietnam, and now is the perfect time to explore them!

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Internship Purpose: 

Academic:

  • Gain needed professional experience
  • Touch the real feeling of out-of-comfort zone
  • Gain professional skills and soft skills via global cutural awareness
  • Develop International network 
  • Make your transition from student's life to the real world


Life
:

  • Explore culture and life in Vietnam with local buddies 
  • Culture Excursion, Cooking day, Summer / Year End Event, etc.
  • Improve language skills

 

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Activities of global interns with Abroader on facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/Studentexchangevn/

Job description:

  • Calculate and review design application for construction
  • Prepare documents and spreadsheets for the application of achieving green building certification
  • Develop architectural concepts using integrated process
  • Analyze and evaluate architectural design options
  • Edit drawings, produce reports based on design drawings
  • Knowledgeable of physical construction simulation.

Requirements:

Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3DsMax, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Lumion, Adobe Premiere, office software, good understanding of physics in architecture, know how to analyze architectural drawings.

Work Benefits:

International students will usually get some or all of the following benefits provided by their host organizations while doing an internship in Vietnam:

  • Professional on-the-job training
  • Build business network
  • Develop project management skills
  • Reference letter for good performance
  • Certificate of completion

Below are our base program fees and dates. Please check with our Program Coordinator for more specific details on the costs and before you make any travel arrangements to Vietnam.

 PROGRAM FEES

The total fee for a full internship program with SE Vietnam is assessed depending on the length of your internship and is shown as below: 

Duration (weeks)

04*

06*

08

10

12

16

20

24

Full Service

$2,327

$2,684

$3,410

$3,786

$4,125

$4,840

$5,555

$6,270

No Housing

$1,777

$1,859

$2,410

$2,518

$2,625

$2,840

$3,055

$3,270

If you only seek for an internship placement in Vietnam, the program fee is set to be $700 USD/placement and does not depend on the length of your internship either

*4-6 week options are only open for medical/nursing and education/teaching internships. For business, engineering, or other office-based positions, if you need less than 8 weeks, we need to verify with potential host company first, but this is not encouraged and we cannot guarantee placement.

Fees are higher than previous years because of an increase in housing costs (1.5 times higher) and the government has changed visa laws, so visa arrangement prices have increased as well.

 

WHAT IS COVERED?

Besides matching you with the best employer for your desired internship placement, our programs also include many special components to assist you in settling down in Vietnam and make sure you have an excellent overall experience with your internship. 

Those special components are packaged in one toolkit and are basically everything you need to get settled in Vietnam:

  • Internship placement
  • Visa application (single-entry 3 month business visa, 1 month for 4 weeks)
  • Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off)
  • Local volunteer support
  • Accommodation (homestay/private or shared apartment which is fully-furnished)
  • Pre-departure check & on-site orientations
  • City tour
  • Local SIM card
  • Cultural excursion to top destinations in Vietnam (Ha Long Bay or Mekong Delta)
  • Cooking day
  • 24/7 support
  • On-going internship evaluation
  • Welcome & farewell dinners
  • Certification upon completion of program

 

WHAT IS NOT COVERED?

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Health insurance
  • Local transportation allowance
  • Pre-application screening
  • Daily meals and other personal expenses

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: private room, air-conditioner, private bathroom with water heater, Wi-Fi, bedding, mini fridge, kitchen inside room or shared kitchen, room cleaning 2 times/week, shared self- serviced laundry area. Electricity is not included, the cost is typically 3000 to 4000 VND/kwh (10 cents/kwh) for electricity. This fee will be charged when the student checks out.
  • Medical internship requires a surcharge of $100 – 500 USD per month depending on host hospitals. This will be sent directly to the hospital for supervision/training fee as well as training tools.
  • The visa processing fee is included in the program fee. In case the student has the passport citizenship other than U.S./E.U./Australia and falls into a more difficult visa, the visa cost is subject to a certain amount of surcharge based on the duration and citizenship of the passport.
  • The internships start on 1st and 3rd Thursday monthly.

Alumni Discount: If you have already completed a program with us in the past, a discount which includes $100 USD off the total program fees will be applied for your next internship with us.

Enter this PROMO CODE: ALU100 when you do the online application to be automatically eligible for the discount. 

 

DEPOSITS

A $500 deposit will be required to begin your internship placement process. This deposit will be credited towards the final program fee. 

For more information regarding the program fees and cost of living in Vietnam, please contact us or visit the FAQpage 

Application deadline: 2 months prior to your program start date. *Late application is tsubject o late submission fee of $200 USD


Tentative Schedule

DateTimeActivityLocation
Thursday   Arrival  
Friday 9:00 - 11:00 Orientation Abroader's office
12:00 - 13:00 Welcom meal Restaurant
Saturday Day time City tour City center
Monday Morning Induction to company
1st working day
Host companies
Thursday/ Friday of last week Day time Evaluation  
19:00 Farewell dinner  
Weekend   Airport see-off  

I think my experience is different from others. I think many people who joined the internship say something like ‘I find what I wanna do in the future’ or ‘I find discover myself.’ But for me, I cannot find my future job. I cannot say working at hotel is my future job. Before I go to Vietnam, I really wanted to work at hotel or be something it cherishes the hospitality such as a flight attendant. I thought I’m really open minded and it is best job for me. After finishing the internship, I thought the job at hotel is really nice job, to do best for the people all the time like I thought once but now I cannot say I wanna work at hotel in the future with 100% sure. It’s because I feel stressful when I receive the bad service as a customer. More and more I polish my service, I’m really dissatisfied with the service of others. So now I wanna put a distance from the service job. So now, I’m looking for what I wanna do in the future in Japan and challenges many things. But this is what I can say with 100% sure It was best decision to take the internship in Vietnam. It is because thanks to the challenge of internship in Vietnam, I became to love challenges much more than the time before going to Vietnam. Before going to Vietnam, I had a fear to challenge. But now, I challenge many things and I realize my life is really full one! And I wanna recommend this internship to other Japanese students of course. You may be able to find your future job and yourself or not, no matter how different you feel about internship after finishing it, I can say with 100% sure it will be worthwhile to your life in some way.

KEIKO KAJI

Hospitality Intern ,Tokyo Woman`s Christian University, Japan

For starters, having gone into this with the full expectation of entering a foreign country for the sole purpose of working, I am thoroughly surprised by the amount of affection and care given through each and every step in more aspects than just work. When people hear the term agency they expect a common, lackadaisical, professional agency that only assists you for queries and links you to your job, but otherwise expresses a rather hands-off approach when it comes to the external factors, such as the things to do on your free time or the places to visit, etc. Maybe I am alone in this thought but through my 5 months internship, ABROADER has given me the opposite of my expectations during the process. Anything wrong with the experience and they're there, anytime you have inquiries they're right at your doorstep, anytime you need a recommendation for a place to cut your hair you got it. They've given me more care, more concern and more assistance in this trip than I can ever ask for, and also an opportunity, not just in a work aspect but in other ways like the opportunity to make friends, an opportunity to explore Vietnam not for what it seems but for what it is, together. Sure, while it is like this it is still a professional establishment, but, what makes them unique and above the rest is that they remember to also keep it personal. It's been a privilege to experience Vietnam with ABROADER and I extend my gratitude. I think the only advice I can give to people coming on this trip is to have an open-mind and to enjoy the process because time passes way too fast if you don't take the time to enjoy the moment.

Adriel Peng Guo Jun

Biology & Environment Internship ,Republic Polytechnics Singapore

I have always wanted to become a teacher of Japanese in the future and this internship in Vietnam definitely brought me closer to doing that. Being able to spend one month teaching Japanese to Vietnamese university students and supporting the teachers means a lot to me in terms of both professional and personal growth.

SUZUNA ISOHASHI

Education Internship ,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Joining this internship in Vietnam with SEND, I made a very important realization that is I can’t do everything on my own. The challenges presented during this internship got me to talk to other people, hear their ideas and craft up a conclusion. I learnt to cooperate with friends instead of struggling with any probem alone and we were able to find a solution to almost any problem that we encountered.

RYOSUKE ASAI

Education Internship ,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Though most of my work was limited to observation depending on what department I was placed in, I was able to contribute to the nursing staff by other means (i.e. sorting through medicine to be used for the next day). However, in the ICU, I got to perform all nursing tasks except for mixing drugs as only head nurses could do that task. In addition, I found it really helpful that I had many supervisors at work and they all cared that I learned from this experience. Regarding my experience with ABROADER Vietnam service, what I appreciated the most was probably the local buddy they paired me with here. I was happy with everything else including in-country logistics and visa support, orientation and city tour and I would definitely recommend this internship in Vietnam to my friends or students who are interested.

NIKI PHAM

Nursing Internship ,University of Texas in Austin, U.S.A.

I am thankful to God that my daughter had an opportunity to be in Vietnam for 3 months through ABROADER. She stayed with a host family for a month and half and was able to learn a lot about the culture and the food. She loved her host family and misses them. Then she had traveled to Hanoi and worked with ABROADER. The staff was very friendly, caring, and hospitable. After 3 months in Vietnam, I had noticed the changes in my daughter about her outlook of life. She is no longer as much of a picky eater and her compassion and understanding of the Vietnamese people, the culture, and the food has greatly increased. I believe that this experience has helped her grow fast in her journey of life. Thanks to ABROADER.

MARYANN MOHNEY

Marketing Internship ,Natasha Mohney’s mother

Before the internship in Vietnam, I have always been interested in being a teacher of Japanese and this internship has made me realize how hard it can be teaching someone my own language but also how fun it can be. For anyone who are not used to working in groups, this program pushes you to, a lot of times, with your students, with your fellow interns and with your supervisor. No matter how much I fear working with a group, I realized, through my internship in Vietnam, that teamwork is key to success and you would be surprised how much opening your mind and listening to people’s opinions can get you far.

YUMI KANEYAMA

Education Internship ,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

The experience of doing an internship in Vietnam certainly was not easy for me but I have no doubt that it was tremendouly valuable. At first, I actually had a lot of culture shocks, for example, sometimes it was hard to communicate with Vietnamese people because not a lot of people speak English and some had very strong accent. However, Vietnamese people were very kind to me and took well care of me especially the host family and program coordinator. I realized that it’s difficult to understand another culture but it’s also really necessary to accept other culture, their life and their way of thinking. At the hotel where I did my internship, I could learn a lot of things. For example, I learnt how to communicate politely with customers, how to make them satisfied and how to manage the hotel. Everyone from the supervisor to my co-workers was helpful and accommodating, I was included in all the daily meetings and the supervisor was very open to share her knowledge about hotel management which was really helpful to my future work. I really had a good experience in Vietnam. I appreciate the people I’ve met and the experience I’ve had. This is going to be very useful in the future. Thank you ABROADER Vietnam so much for the valuable opportunity to learn about my field of work in your beautiful country!

KAORU MORI

Hospitality Internship ,Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Everyone from the program coordinator to my local buddy was extremely supportive! The experience would not have been as great as it has been if I was by myself. I felt very satisfied with the service ABROADER Vietnam provided for my Nursing Internship in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh Hopspital of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. I was clear about the rules and expectations required of me during my placement. My supervisors instructed me and helped me with language translation and clarifications of responsibilities. With their help, I felt I was well equipped for the job I was assigned. I brought my equipment from home to the workplace and it provided great assistance for my work. During the internship in Vietnam, I was glad I was able to learn technical skills from the nurses from the hospital. They have all been very supportive, friendly, patient and open to my help. They trained me with techniques quite different from how it is occasionally done back home. I will definitely recommend this program to my colleagues!

SANDRA GOMEZ VEGA

Nursing Internship ,University of Texas Austin School of Nursing, U.S.A

There are few words that could describe my time here this summer. The time I have spent here has been priceless and life changing, even more than I thought it could be. I learned so much from my nursing internship in Vietnam that will help me very much in my future. However, the life experience I’ve learned, through adapting to another culture, traveling alone to beautiful places and having a sense of home here is something I’ll never forget. The people here have touched my heart, and I’ll have these memories forever. This country, these places and people are beautiful, and I am so happy I came here. It’s inspired me to always follow my dreams, no matter how big they are, and that I can do anything.

ELISE WYNNE DURKIN

Nursing Internship ,Colorado State University, U.S.A