Doing business in Thailand & Vietnam
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.
“Doing business in Thailand and Vietnam” is a platform for students to:
- Learn about Thai and Vietnamese cultural, economic, and political contexts. What do they mean in terms of doing business? How do they influence the way people do business in the two countries?
- Gain initial/deeper insights into different models of business, including but not limited to: locally-owned businesses with/without a global presence, FDI companies & local social enterprises
- Gain more understanding of Thai and Vietnamese cultures through close contact with local students, staff, professionals from diverse backgrounds as well as numerous guest lectures and visits to local destinations, including ancient towns, national parks, temples and pagodas, floating markets, mountainous areas, world’s natural heritages, etc
Tentative locations: Bangkok & Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Hanoi (Vietnam)
Duration: 4 weeks
Tentative Program Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok, Hotel check-in
Day 2: Orientation & Welcome dinner
Day 3: Bangkok City Tour
Day 4: Guest lectures on doing business in Thailand
Day 5: Company visits
Day 6: Thai cooking class
Day 7: Cultural Exchange Day with local families or local students
Day 8: Floating Markets Tour
Day 9: Free day & Farewell dinner
Day 10: Departure for Chiang Mai
Noon: Welcome lunch
Afternoon: Orientation & Welcome session with Chiang Mai University (CMU), Chiang Mai City Tour
Evening: Cultural Exchange with CMU students
Day 11: Guest lecture on tourism in Thailand and Site visit
Day 12: Guest lectures on Thai economy and trade relations with other countries and Company visit
Day 13: Excursion to learn more about the Thai elephants, no elephant shows
Day 14: Company visit and cultural exchange with local students
Day 15: Excursion to learn more about the natural beauty of Chiang Mai and farewell dinner with CMU
Day 16: Departure for Hanoi
Noon/afternoon: Arrival in Hanoi, check into hotel
Evening: Welcome dinner
Day 17: Orientation & City Tour
Day 18: Guest lecture on Vietnam’s politics and economic index and Company visit
Day 19: Company visits & evening reflection session
Day 20: Company visits and evening reflection session
Day 21: Company visits and evening reflection session
Day 22: Guest lecture on how culture affects the way people do business in Vietnam & free exploration
Day 23: Excursion to Ha Long Bay
Day 24: Guest lecture on Vietnam’s investment law and labor law and Company visit
Day 25 & 26: Trekking tour in Sapa
Day 27: Back in Hanoi & afternoon reflection session
Day 28: Final presentation, closing ceremony, farewell lunch & departure from Vietnam
All activities listed above are subject to change in case of unexpected circumstances or companies/organizations' unavailability.
We customize the itinerary to best meet your needs and objectives; thus there will be no programs at the same price.
What's usually included in our price?
- Airport transfer
- Accommodation: 3-star hotel, twin room, same-gender/room, single room for university faculty, free Wi-Fi and room service
- Meals: Breakfast at hotel; welcome and farewell dinners; other meals as listed in the itinerary
- Program development
- Program coordinator accompanies the group in every activity for the whole program;
- Local buddies arrangement (if requested)
- On-site orientation;
- Company visits arrangement;
- Guide and entrance fees for all excursions as listed in the itinerary
- Transportation as described in the program itinerary
- 24/7 emergency contact number (SOS card);
- All gratuities to bus drivers, tour guides and/ or similar;
- Fee for at least 1 faculty or employee from the university to join in program activities with students in Vietnam.
Step 1: Please take some minutes to fill out this online questionnaire. Our Program Manager will then contact you for a free consultation meeting to discuss your customized program in more detail.
Step 2: We finalize and send you the program proposal(s) for your institution’s approval.
Step 3: Partnership agreement/Program Contract signed
Step 4: Implementation
Things to do on your end:
- Market your program on campus & process students’ applications
- Approve and finalize academic content for the program
- Work closely with ABROADER's Program Manager to finalize all activities and logistics needed for your program (airfare, housing, airport pickup, classroom, excursions, etc.)
- Collect students’ program fees
- Hold pre-departure meeting and orientation
*If you feel overwhelmed, please rest assured that we are always here to support any of the things you are supposed to do at this step.
Things we do on our end:
- Finalize the overall program schedule
- Produce or support the production of marketing materials for your program
- Arrange all necessary logistics, and cultural excursions for your program
- Provide support for the pre-departure meeting and orientation
Step 5: Your program starts - you and your students arrive in Vietnam or another program location in Southeast Asia.
Step 6: While in the program location, you teach the course, we take care of all the other activities and logistics for your program.
Step 7: Your program ends – the group departs from the program location. After you return home, there will be an evaluation meeting for us to review your program for future improvements and planning.
We endeavour to guarantee that through every stage of our process, issues like power and privilege, diversity and inclusion, community voice and reciprocity are taken into full consideration to make sure that every stakeholder is heard and included.
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Great internship in Vietnam! I recommend Westerners to go there at least one time to see things differently. ABROADER is very helpful (even if there is only women here haha) and found me a very decent internship. Time flies very fast, so you know what to do if you like the heat and cheep beers. À bientôt Vietnam!
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My internship has been a very fruitful journey, and I have learnt many things from my colleagues at NashTech Hanoi. Many of my skills have improved considerably, especially my communication skills. The working environment in Hanoi is very different from my experience in Singapore, and it has been a breath of fresh air for me. The staff and local buddies at ABROADER have also been immensely helpful! They always go the extra mile for us, and my time in Hanoi would have been very different if not for them, thank you very much!
Ho Hao Keet (Max)
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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!!
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