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.
Nguyen Chau Bao
Climate Change Internship ,The College of Wooster, USA
International Relation Internship ,Tulane University, USA
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
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.
Hospitality Internship ,Tokyo Woman`s Christian University, Japan
The program coordinator and local buddies were the best and they contributed greatly to the amazing experience of studying abroad. I loved how caring the program coordinator was, whenever I have slight health problems, she was always available to make everything okay. The local buddies were always readily available and eager to interact with us. The activities within the program were planned and well-coordinated. Activities were fun and informative and they were great opportunities getting to know the city, Vietnamese culture. They all contributed in a positive and supportive fashion to my overall study experience.
Vietnam Global Seminar Study Tour ,University of California, San Diego, USA
My internship in Vietnam with ABROADER was a life changing experience. I was a marketing intern at a travel company in Hanoi and now work for the same company as a full time employee. Being in Vietnam has taught me so much about different people and cultures, as there are many other foreigners working here as well from all over the world. My internship coordinator at ABROADER was so helpful, and was a huge support for me whenever I needed it. I would definitely recommend ABROADER if you are looking to do an internship here. They really cater to your needs and care about what you want and are looking for.
Lillian Sarah Grant
Marketing & Communication Specialist Internship ,University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Marketing Internship ,Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
I had such an incredible experience as a Public Health Remote Intern in Hanoi, Vietnam. From the support I received to the work I did with my team, I could not have asked for a more positive internship experience. Despite the fact that I was not able to travel to Vietnam, I felt so connected to the people and culture. The relationships I have built and the lessons I have learned are so priceless and humbling. I truly commend this program for the wonderful work they do and I am so incredibly grateful What is your advice to future travelers on this program? The advice I would give as a former intern is to always keep an opened mind and be willing to adapt to unfamiliar circumstances. Flexibility is very important and makes the experience considerably more enjoyable.
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IT Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
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