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.
There are few words that could describe my time here this summer. The time I have spent here has been priceless and life changing, even more than I thought it could be. I learned so much from my nursing internship in Vietnam that will help me very much in my future. However, the life experience I’ve learned, through adapting to another culture, traveling alone to beautiful places and having a sense of home here is something I’ll never forget. The people here have touched my heart, and I’ll have these memories forever. This country, these places and people are beautiful, and I am so happy I came here. It’s inspired me to always follow my dreams, no matter how big they are, and that I can do anything.
Elisa Wynne Durkin
Nursing Internship ,Colorado State University, USA
Education Internship ,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
My experience was very unique in the sense that it was first virtual internship. I was not expecting to have one so I was little sad at first but in the end it was really fun and educational experience. Even though it was virtual, I was engaging with local buddies at Vietnam all the time as if we were friends for the longest time and learning and talking about Vietnamese culture every week. We also had some good events amongst ourselves which I will cherish for a long time. The company I worked at was also great. The supervisor was helpful and communicative for the most time. I learned so much working wise also. What was the most surprising thing you saw or did? Singing happy birthday song in Vietnam was definitely one of things I was not expecting to do!
Business Assistant Remote Internship ,Princeton University
Overall, I think I had a really fun time and enjoyed the many different kind of activities. At first, I was quite nervous about going somewhere overseas alone to do internship but it was definitely worth it. I not only got work experience but learnt about the culture in Vietnam which I would never had a chance to do if I hadn’t come.
Marketing Internship ,Keio University, Japan
Environment Internship ,University of Notre Dame, USA
IT Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Marketing Internship ,University of California, San Diego, USA
Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia
Miguel Fernando Del Moral
Filming and Photography Internship ,Relativity School, USA
The 5 months spent in Vietnam was not only enjoyable but also felt enriching. I have become many times more independent than before and thoroughly enjoyed working at Vinmec General International Hospital- A conducive and enjoyable workplace for those interested in a career in Healthcare.
Healthcare & Pharmacy Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore