Customized Faculty Led
This program has been built to help students build on their leadership and teamwork skills through team building activities at the same time hone their intercultural communication competence and business insights in order to live and be an entrepreneur in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
This program takes students on a journey through Vietnam’s history, culture and health care; from Hanoi, the 1000-year-old capital city to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the world’s new seven natural wonders. The key component is all the visits to local and international health organizations to learn about Vietnam’s health care system as a whole, its development and the challenges posed due to rapid economic development.
Vietnam is home to 54 distinct ethnic groups making it one of the most ethnically diverse countries in South-East Asia. Most of these groups have their own language, ways of life, and long traditions that have been passed down through generations, including the clothes they wear and how to make them. Anyone passionate about textiles and ethnology is highly encouraged to participate in this program.
Climate change has been the world’s most pressing issue in recent years, and Vietnam is among the ten most vulnerable nations to its impacts according to many international reports. The Mekong Delta is the country’s largest area of rice, fruits and fishery production. It’s also the area which has been affected the most by sea-level rise, making life a lot harder for the people and threatening the region’s stability. This faculty-led program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of what impacts climate change has brought to the region and how resilient and innovative local people are to deal with them to protect their own and future generations’ livelihood.
Vietnam has long been known for its various traditional handicraft products, many of which are handmade at thousand-year-old villages across the country, however, those villages have also been threatened to vanish due to urbanization and globalization. Thanks to the efforts of the national and local governments to preserve cultural heritage associated with traditional villages, maintain the local workforce and increase their income to reduce the burden on big cities, some villages have been able to survive and are now more developed in terms of product quality and economic growth. Yet there are challenges of sustainable development for them to resolve such as education, environment, and international trade.
This month-long program allows students the opportunity to learn in-depth about Thai and Vietnamese cultures, their ways of life and most importantly what’s like to do business in two of the world’s hottest destinations in recent years.
This unique 10-day program will give your students an opportunity to learn the secrets behind the famous Vietnamese cuisine, understand tourism as an element of Vietnam's economy and what it's like to do business in Vietnam
Have you ever wanted to travel to Southeast Asia? Have you ever been interested in taking your students to the region's fastest-growing economies to learn about the latest technologies they are using? Now you have a chance to combine the two in this customized faculty-led program to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam and Singapore brought to you by ABROADER.
Vietnam has been considered one of the largest beneficiaries in the US-China trade war as companies shift their production out of China to avoid tariffs. A business faculty-led program focusing on International Trade is a good way for your students to learn about the culture, how people do business as well as the key drives behind the impressive economic growth of one of Asia's new tigers.
I would like to thank you for your leadership, guidance and support of our pre-service teachers on the recent Vietnam International Professional Experience. Your thorough planning, preparation and attention to detail, along with your outstanding leadership during this professional experience, ensured that it was a great success for all concerned. The experiences that you enabled our pre-service teachers to have, and the relationships that you have built with collaborating schools, are vital to the work of the Faculty Education at Monash University. Your wealth of knowledge and experience in support the organization of quality International Professional Experience for our students is highly appreciated and valued. I am sure that the experiences had by all participants in this practicum will remain with them for many years to come.
Dr. Rebecca Cooper
Senior Lecturer ,Monash University, Australia
My meaningful relationship with Lucy Nguyen goes back to 2014 when I served as a Fulbright Scholar in Hanoi, Vietnam. From that time, I have personally witnessed ABROADER’s stellar trajectory of growth and success. I knew from the moment I met Ms. Nguyen that she was deeply passionate about providing high-value opportunities for students both from outside Vietnam, and domestic. To that end, Lucy created an incredible three-week, highly immersive, multi-faceted learning experience for my College of Business students. We simply couldn’t have asked for more! My students were exposed to various locales in northern Vietnam, a home stay in Sapa, political/cultural/economic knowledge expert presentations, hands-on learning opportunities, a service project, and industry visits and tours…all interwoven with unique and powerful interactions with local student buddies. Ongoing relationships with these Vietnamese buddies have endured long past our parting. Ms. Nguyen covered all bases without a single hitch—spanning from visa procurement to our flight back to the states. Our program was uniquely developed based on my requests and desired outcomes—not retrofitted into some pre-existing travel package. She superbly well communicated with me prior to our departure, during our time in Vietnam, and after our departure. My students returned home enriched and forever changed by their experience. I cannot adequately express my great respect and sincere gratitude for all that Lucy Nguyen created and provided to my students, and to me.
DM, MBA, CPA - Professor of Business ,Findlay University, United States
Working with ABROADER has been a delight; their partnership in building a program that works for both our model and local realities has been top notch. Over the last few years, we have worked closely together to open a new location for Northwestern’s Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) in Hanoi. This eight-week program sends small groups of Northwestern students to intern directly with community-based organizations in Hanoi to partner on work prioritized by the host organization. ABROADER builds and maintains relationships with a wide variety of organizations that are passionate about their missions, as well as hosting students. Working collectively to prioritize both student learning as well as host organization priorities/community outcomes has been ideal. During their time abroad GESI students also partner with local buddies, peers from local colleges and universities, who work with them as teammates throughout the eight weeks. Working with local buddies has proved invaluable; GESI students have gained a significant depth of perspective of live in Hanoi, both professional and personal, by working as teammates. From work placements and homestays to local buddies and cultural excursions, ABROADER has been not only available, but proactive in facilitating an experience that offers students deep engagement.
Corey Anne Portell
Senior Program Manager, Global Engagement Programs, Global Learning Office ,Northwestern University, United States
Professor Lynn Imai
Counsellor & Coach | Global Leadership Expert ,Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada
I fell in love in and with Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam all thanks to ABROADER! I was part of the Ohio University Global Engagement team that visited Vietnam in 2019. Lucy and her team made the trip a never-to-forget trip. Though we were a bunch of faculty and staff, not the usual exchange students that ABROADER handles, they still were there for us. Creating meaningful and worthwhile professional and cultural engagement for us. From the stroll in the central market of Ho Chi Minh City, boat-ride down the Mekong Delta, interaction with local business leaders and university faculty – ABROADER did an excellent job! When it comes to groups, exchange students, study-abroad students’ trips to Vietnam intending to have an authentic worthy Vietnamese experience, then without a shade of doubt, I would recommend ABROADER!
Greg-Victor C. Obi, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Management Tech - College of Business ,Ohio University, United States