Dates & Fees
PROGRAM DATES & FEES
Advisor tip: Check with our Advisor for more specific details and before you make any travel arrangements:
- Placement-only option: If you only need program placement, program fee is set at $700 USD/ placement for all durations.
- 4-6 weeks option are only open for medical and education internships. For other majors, most host organizations prefer minimum 8 weeks and availability of 4-6 week options are not guaranteed.
- Medical internship entails an extra fee of $100 – 300 USD per month depending on host hospitals. This will be sent directly to the hosts to cover training fee, administration and training tools.
WHAT is INCLUDED:
Our full-package program guarantees fully-supported, locally-immersive experiences and includes:
- Internship placement
- Visa application (business visa)*
- Accommodation (homestay/ studio/ shared apartment)*
- Pre-departure guide
- Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off at designated time)
- On-site orientations
- Local SIM card
- Excursion to top destinations in Vietnam (Ha Long Bay or Mekong Delta)
- City tour & Social and cultural activities with onsite staff
- Local volunteer support
- Onsite supports from ABROADER staff with 24/7 hotline
- On-going & Final program evaluation
- Welcome & Farewell dinners
- Public Liability Insurance
- Certification upon completion of the program
Standard option is studio room. Basic facilities will be provided, including air-conditioner, bathroom with water heater, Wi-Fi, bedding, mini fridge, kitchen. Electricity is not included. Electricity bill is typically $100 – 150 USD per month depending on your usage. Electricity bill will be charged directly to students at the end of month and when check out.
Visa application fee is included in our program fee. The quoted fee is for standard passport holders, including those from the US, Canada, the EU, Australia, Singapore. For other citizenships, visa fee may change depending on home country and duration.
A $500 deposit is needed to secure your booking. This deposit is fully refundable if there is no placement available and will be credited towards the final program fee. For more info, see our How it works.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Visa stamping fee (to be paid to the custom upon arrival)
- Meals and other personal expenses
Our programs are all year round. Application deadline is 2 months prior to your start date.
For smooth preparations, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, preferable 3 – 4 months in advance.
Late application is subject to late submission fee of $200.
|Thursday||Arrival & Airport Pick-up|
|Friday||Orientation & Welcome Meal|
|Monday||Company Induction & First working day|
|Last working week||Evaluation & Farewell|
DATES AND DURATION
Remote internship is open all year round. Application is reviewed on a rolling basis and is expected to be submitted at least 1 month prior to desired start date.
Internship duration: 8 to 24 weeks
Working hours: 30 - 40 hours per week (varied depending on applicants and positions)
PROGRAM FEE & INCLUSION
Program fee: USD $990
Guaranteed internship placement relevant to your major and skill set
Pre-program orientation: We will guide you through 02 online, interactive orientations that focus on Vietnam and Vietnamese culture, how to navigate cross-cultural communications, how to work remotely effectively.
Career mentorship: Resume coaching, feedback on application and interview(s) with host organizations, virtual expert sharing session.
Cultural sessions: Facilitated social exchanges with local peers, cross-cultural debriefs with local staff and fellow international interns.
On-going internship support: We monitor your progress and offer cross-cultural debriefs or work-related supports as needed.
Weekly check-ins with host company (and with program coach/ coordinator, depending on program)
E-certificate upon successful completion (upon request)
PROGRAM DURATION & KEY TIMESTAMPS
Each semester is about four to four and a half months long, divided into Spring semester (from January to May) and Fall semester (from August to January)
|Fall Semester (estimated)||Spring Semester (estimated)|
|First uni-day||Sep 3rd, 2020||Jan 1st, 2021|
|Application Deadline||Jun 1st, 2020||Oct 15th, 2020|
|Arrival||Aug 30th, 2020||Dec 27th, 2020|
|Departure||Jan 1st, 2021||May 25th, 2021|
Note: If you miss the application deadline, please contact us to check if there are any other courses available.
Full–time university tuition and fees (avg.)
ABROADER’s service charges
Visa application support
Accommodation (homestay/private or shared apartment)
Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off)
Pre-departure and on-site orientations
Welcome and farewell dinners
24/7 on-site coordinator and local buddy
Local sim card
Local city tour and cultural excursion
Extracurricular activities: Vietnamese Cooking Class, Community Day at Local Orphanage
International transportation (flights, airport taxes, etc.)
Passport & visa expenses
Meals outside of itinerary
Excursions and other activities not listed in program itinerary
Excess baggage fees
All personal items & expenses
Email our Program Advisor at email@example.com or contact us here for detailed information on dates and how much it would cost for you to be part of a service-learning program.
Overall the people have exceeded my expectations, and they are really what’s going to help make my experience in Vietnam a great one. I’ve always loved leaving my country (the US) and having new experience, so I wanted to do an internship abroad. Having already spent a semester in Europe, I wanted something really different. My mom was born in Saigon and lived there before coming to the United States with her family. So I felt like a good way to get in touch with my culture and my roots would be to spend three months living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In my internship in Vietnam, I have helped with various marketing efforts by giving ideas or designing things. I have learned that, of course, there is a different way of doing business here compared to the United States. Things are run differently, there’s a different office culture, there are just always many cultural differences to keep in mind when doing business in a different country, and Vietnam has not been an exception. The people ABROADER have set me up with have been beyond wonderful. Coming to Vietnam on my own seemed very daunting and intimidating, but ABROADER has helped make the transition smooth and seamless. They helped take care of everything I would need during my time here and have gone above and beyond to assure that things continue to go smoothly. I am very appreciative of their support, and it makes the whole thing a little less scary. My local buddies have been so helpful for everything, and I really feel like they are becoming genuine friends. I am generally pretty shy, so it was nice to have friends before even arriving to help introduce me to more people and get me out there. Overall the people have exceeded my expectations, and they are really what’s going to help make my experience in Vietnam a great one.
Natasha Nguyen Mohney
Marketing Internship ,Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
IT Internship ,Pennsylvania State University, USA
Incredible experience! Would recommend It was an incredible experience and made something valuable out of the difficult situation of Covid-19. I learned so much about Vietnam and was able to connect with a bunch of peers in Vietnam. It was also a great social outlet during a remote internship which can feel isolating sometimes. I am so thankful for all the support Abroader provided and all the work they put into making a really great program. If you are doing a remote internship or looking to learn more about vietnam, this program is perfect for you. What is your advice to future travelers on this program? Be engaged and talk during the zoom meetings! You'll only get out of it what you are willing to put into it!
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Electrical Engineering Internship ,University of Exeter, England
Vietnam, from my experience, is a very work-oriented and relationship-oriented country. You must come prepared to work a lot, learn a lot, and you absolutely must not try to apply the logic or expectation that you would have in the West. This will do little to nothing to help you and will hinder your ability to learn. Come here with the mindset of a student, not an authoritative figure. There is much to learn in Vietnam that will be very valuable to you wherever you work or live, and it is important that you come to Vietnam with an open and unexpecting mind, so that when you go home you will have been able to learn, enjoy and apply your experiences to your future in a positive way. Come to Vietnam with the ability to motivate and add value to people’s lives. Set an example for people, and remember that you are at all times representing you country, university and culture, so make an impression that will stand out as a positive one. Make friends as much as possible and when you can try to study the language as much as possible, even if it is just the language that relates to your job. Doing these two basic things will make living and working here quite enjoyable.
Hospitality & Tourism Internship ,University of Oregon, USA
For the past 5 months, ABROADER has helped ensure that everything is smooth-sailing for the duration of my internship. From landing in Vietnam till my return trip to Singapore. My transport pick-up from the airport and accommodation were already well-planned and I settled down comfortably. However, a problem I encountered was language barrier. Only a small portion of Vietnamese is able to converse in English or Chinese. Fortunately, basic Vietnamese lessons were provided to us by ABROADERs before we ventured alone. Beside the above mentioned, a booklet filled with contacts, places to go and common Viet phrases were also provided. The agents were really passionate and tried their best to meet my needs and hear my concerns. I would like to specially mention Mia and Kasia for going the extra miles.
Scrum Master Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
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 ABROADER!!
Marketing Internship ,Natasha Mohney’s mother
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