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Dates & Fees

PROGRAM DATES & FEES

Advisor tip: Check with our Advisor for more specific details and before you make any travel arrangements:


PROGRAM FEES:

Duration (weeks)04*06*081012162024
Full Service (USD) $2,695 $3,052 $3,410 $3,767 $4,125 $4,840 $5,555 $6,270
No Housing (USD) $2,195 $2,302 $2,410 $2,517 $2,625 $2,840 $3,055 $3,270

Notes:

  • Placement-only option: If you only need program placement, the program fee is set at US$700/ placement for all durations.
  • 4-6 week options are only open for medical and education internships. For other majors, most host organizations prefer a minimum of 8 weeks and availability of 4-6 week options is not guaranteed.
  • Medical internship entails an extra fee of US$100 – US$300 per month depending on host hospitals. This will be sent directly to the hosts to cover the 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*
  • Accommodation rent for the length of your internship program – Type: Twin-sharing/ Studio Apartment/ Homestay (excluding electricity)
  • Pre-departure guide
  • Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off)
  • 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 buddy arrangement
  • 24/7 onsite support from ABROADER staff
  • On-going & Final program evaluation
  • Welcome & Farewell meals
  • Certificate upon completing the program

* Accommodation
The standard option is a studio room. Basic facilities will be provided, including an air-conditioner, a bathroom with water heater, Wi-Fi, bedding, a mini fridge and a kitchen. Electricity is not included. Electricity bill is typically US$100 – US$150 per month depending on your usage. Students' electricity bills will be charged directly to them at the end of the month and when they check out.

* Visa
The 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 fees may change depending on the home country and duration.
* Deposit

A US$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:

  • Airfare
  • Quarantine expenses (if any), Covid-19 tests
  • International travel insurance covering Covid-19 treatment
  • Visa stamping fee (to be paid at the airport)
  • Passport fees (if necessary)
  • Meals
  • Other personal expenses

DATES

Our programs are all year round. The application deadline is 2 months prior to your start date.

For smooth preparations, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, preferably 3 – 4 months in advance.

Late application is subject to a late submission fee of US$200.

Tentative Schedule

Date Activity
Thursday Arrival & Airport Pick-up
Friday Orientation & Welcome Meal
Saturday City tour
Monday Company Induction & First working day
To be decided Excursion Day (Ha Long Bay or Mekong Delta)
Last working week Evaluation & Farewell
Saturday Airport see-off
 


DATES AND DURATION

Application Deadline:

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.

Duration:

Internship duration: 8 to 24 weeks

Working hours (varied depending on applicants and positions):

  • Full-time internship: 30 - 40 hours/ week
  • Part-time internship: 5 - 20 hours/ week

PROGRAM FEE & INCLUSION

Program fee: US$990 

Inclusions:

  • Guaranteed internship placement relevant to your major and skillset

  • 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, and how to work remotely effectively.

  • Career mentorship: Resume coaching, feedback on application and interview(s) with host organizations, virtual expert sharing sessions.

  • 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)

  • End-of-program evaluation

  • 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)

Spring Semester (estimated)Fall Semester (estimated)
First uni-day Jan 1st, 2022 Sep 3rd, 2022
Application Deadline Oct 15th, 2021 Jun 1st, 2022
Arrival Dec 27th, 2021 Aug 30th, 2022
Departure May 25th, 2022 Jan 1st, 2022

Note: If you miss the application deadline, please contact us to check if there are any other courses available. 

PROGRAM FEE

Inclusions:


University placement

US$500

Welcome package: 

  • Welcome meal
  • Orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • House placement
  • Welcome refreshments
  • Local SIM card
  • Local buddy arrangement
  • University induction

US$250

On-going onsite support (20 hours per student per 3-month semester):

  • Spontaneous support
  • Mobile phone fee
  • Transportation
  • Drinks for Program Coordinator

US$400

Excursion and onsite activities:

  • Mekong Delta (1-day tour)
  • City tour
  • Cooking day/ volunteer day
  • Networking night
  • Farewell dinner

US$250

Total (estimated)

US$1400

Exclusions:

  • International transportation (flights, airport taxes, etc.)

  • Quarantine expenses (if any), Covid-19 tests

  • International travel insurance covering Covid-19 treatment

  • Passport & visa expenses

  • Meals outside of itinerary

  • Excursions and other activities not listed in the program itinerary

  • Excess baggage fees

  • All personal items & expenses


Email our Program Advisor at apply@abroader.org 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.


If you have any questions, email our Program Advisor at apply@abroader.org or Contact us here.

Information about ABROADER's Scholarships and external grants that can help fund your program abroad can be found at our Scholarship Portal.

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What a trip! From day one right until the finish every day was something new. Facilitated by the local buddies and our dedicated, hard-working Program Coordinator Duy, our experience abroad was invaluable and allowed us to experience Vietnam and its culture in a way that would have definitely been impossible without them. Industry visits were super interesting and something which never occurs when studying courses 'traditionally'. These definitely gave me an insight into how and where I might be applying my trade upon graduation. Overall the trip was quite affordable too, especially considering we were away for a whole month. This was an unforgettable experience and I would recommend this type of program to anyone for which it is available.

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Special thanks to ABROADER and my intern company, MCD for making this experience once in a life-time. Huge thank you for everyone who made this dream into a reality. I made new friends and was immersed into the beautiful culture of Vietnam and was able to apply and adapt techniques I learnt in school at work.

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