Electrical Engineering: Automation and the future of work in Southeast Asia
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.
- Participate in a highly engaged study abroad program in South East Asia
- Enjoy a mixed taste of tradition and modernity beauty of the HCMC
- Explore urban dynamic life in two of the world’s most dynamic cities through cultural sites and most importantly, having conversations with a variety of local inhabitants such as local buddies, staff and professionals from diverse backgrounds about their work and family lives
- Visit leading electrical engineering companies and manufacturers as well as observe the systems that they currently deploy
- Spend an overnight excursion with a traditional homestay in Mekong Delta & take a boat excursion to the Cai Be or Cai Rang floating markets. And, don't miss out opportunities to join workshops introducing the production of rice paper, rice crispy, honey and coconut candy
- Visit downtown Singapore with a tour to Gardens by the Bay-a state-of-the-art engineering and lush greenery
Tentative locations: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) & Singapore
Duration: 4 weeks
Tentative program itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Hotel check-in, Welcome dinner
Day 2 - Orientation & Basic Vietnamese lesson
Day 3 - Class day (8 hours)
Day 4 - Industry visits (2 companies)
Day 5 - Class (4 hours) & Volunteer Activity
Day 6 - Industry visits (2 companies)
Day 7 - City tour with local buddies & Cultural Show (No.1 in Vietnam)
Day 8 - Free Day
Day 9 - Class day (8 hours)
Day 10 - Industry visits (2 companies)
Day 11 - Day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 12 - Class day (8 hours)
Day 13 & 14: Overnight Mekong Delta Tour
Day 15 - Free day
Day 16 - Class day (8 hours)
Day 17 - STEM/EPIC DAY with local students
Day 18 - Class (8 hours), Farewell dinner
Day 19, 20 & 21 - Free days
Day 22 - Hotel check-out, Depart for Singapore
Day 23 - Free day/Explore Singapore (Gardens by the Bay), Welcome dinner
Day 24 - Class day (8 hours)
Day 25 - Industry visits (2 companies)
Day 26 - Industry visits (2 companies)
Day 27 - Class day (8 hours)
Day 28 - Free day
Day 29 - Hotel check-out, Depart from Singapore
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 with 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, site visits 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.
IT Internship ,Pennsylvania State University, USA
Early Childhood Education Internship ,Osaka Jogakuin College, Japan
Environment Internship ,University of Notre Dame, USA
I enjoyed the time in Ho Chi Minh city. The experience was much better than I expected. I came with an open mind to face anything, but everything was smooth and easy. The host organisation is satisfying. They tried their best to help me learn. It was satisfying. I would do this again if I get the chance. The abroader staff was really friendly and they prepared everything for me before I landed in Vietnam. So I did not have to worry about anything. I am satisfied with the program and I would recommend this program 100%.
Trainer & Communication Internship ,Deakin University, Australia
Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia
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
Nursing Internship ,FH Campus Wien, Austria
Culinary Internship ,Master’s Degree at Stanford University, USA
Nursing Internship ,University of Texas in Austin, USA
The host school was very welcoming and friendly, provided me with plenty of opportunities to interact with different year levels and observe classes, very keen on showing me Vietnam and making me comfortable. The teachers that we got to work with were very supportive – very kind and supportive! They welcomed us into their community and provided us with numerous opportunities to be in the classroom and teach. We get to receive feedbacks from teachers after the classes and it really helps a lot for us to make progress and improvement. I am also very grateful for the local buddies that support us throughout the program, they are all very kind and helpful.
Education Internship ,Monash University, Australia