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.
International Relation Internship ,Tulane University, USA
Communication Internship ,Princeton University, USA
The study tour was a fantastic program full of cultural and fun experiences in both Vietnam and Singapore. Before the trip both of these places had been on my travel list, so when the opportunity for this trip came up I couldn't say no and I'm so glad that I did it. The buddies, the people I travelled with and the organisers made the trip even better. Industries in both countries were super helpful and our visits to these factories was one of the highlights. Networking with these companies, the food, cultural exposure, the people and the organisers made it a beautiful way to study our university course!! The most unfamiliar food that I tried was definitely chicken feet! Sugar cane drinks were also unusual but they tasted awesome! Thank you!!!!
Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia
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Technical Sales in Engineering Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
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
The service provided by ABROADER Vietnam is really good. Especially until I get used to living here, I asked support from ABROADER so much. Now I can manage my own life by myself thanks to them.
IT Internship ,Chuo University, Japan
Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia
Nursing Internship ,FH Campus Wien, Austria
Social Work and Community Development Internship ,Molloy College, USA
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