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As Asia’s fastest growing region, Southeast Asia in general and Vietnam in particular has some of the best exclusive case studies for your students to learn about, from small-scale and lower-tech agricultural production to an solid yet overloaded healthcare system, ecological jeopardy, cultural heritage preservation, robust manufacturing growth and business opportunities in tourism, financial services, information technology, etc. Since 2014, ABROADER has partnered with more than 150 companies, higher education institutions and non-profit organizations in these sectors and many more to design and deliver impactful customized faculty-led, onsite or remote internship and service-learning programs both inside and outside of Vietnam for international students of 20+ nationalities. Our programs are recognized and highly appreciated by all parties involved, especially faculty members and study abroad administrators from our 35+ overseas partners for their unique qualities below:

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High-quality, customized academic activities

Our organization is proud to be led by Ms. Mo Nguyen (Lucy) whose previous experiences evolve around international education, including being the Former Director of International Cooperation at FPT University, a leading private university in Vietnam. Alongside her, our staff are all passionate about education abroad and have accumulated knowledge and experience in this field for the past several years. ABROADER has a large network of partner companies, higher-education institutions and service providers across Vietnam, so we are confident to provide you and your students with high quality customized programs in a wide range of topics (culture, history, business & economics, culinary arts, architecture, engineering, climate change, etc.). Regardless of the program requirements, our team will carefully plan and implement every aspect of your program, from traditional academic to professional and experiential activities combined with community development opportunities to help you meet your institutional goals and need

“Your thorough planning , preparation and attention to detail during this professional experience , ensured that it was a great success for all concerned. The experiences that you enabled our pre- service teachers to have, and the relationships that you have built with collaborating schools, are vital to the work of the Faculty Education at Monash University. Your wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting the organization of quality International Professional Experience for our students is highly appreciated and valued. I am sure that the experiences had by all participants in this practicum will remain with them for many years to come.”

Senior Lecturer Rebecca Cooper

Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia

True Customization & Affordability

With our commitment to increasing access to education abroad programs for students of all backgrounds, we believe financial cost should, by no means, hinder your students’ ability to get meaningful study abroad experiences. At ABROADER, we endeavor to customize our program fee based on your institution’s schedule and budget to make it affordable to as many of your students as possible.

“Our program was  uniquely developed  based on my requests and desired outcomes—not retrofitted into some pre-existing travel package. My students returned home enriched and forever changed by their experience” .”

Professor Louann Cummings,

Findlay University, USA

Risk Management

At ABROADER, it is our number one priority to ensure all of our program participants, including your students, a safe and enjoyable experience. Before and during their program, we provide them with up-to-date health and safety information while striving  to mitigate any risks associated with any of their program activities.

“From a risk management perspective, their team is reliably efficient, thorough, flexible , and highly professional . My heart-felt thanks to Lucy Nguyen and her excellent team for all that you do for my students!”

Professor Lynn Imai

Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada

Local immersion & engagement

Our team of highly-experienced and well-informed local coordinators, unique local buddy and homestay programs together with hospitable host organizations are here to provide your students with authentic Vietnamese social, cultural, academic and professional experiences. Our ultimate goal is to help your students LIVE LIKE A LOCAL throughout their time in Vietnam. The sense of local engagement lies deeply in our hope for you and your students to join hands with us to internationalize  Vietnamese education and business environments through successful education abroad programs in our country.

When it comes to groups, exchange students, study-abroad students’ trips to Vietnam intending to have an authentic worthy Vietnamese experience , then without a shade of doubt , I would recommend ABROADER.

Professor Greg-Victor C. Obi, PH.D,

Ohio University, USA

24/7 Support & Responsiveness

Just like you, we also have family members we care for, so when it comes to customer support, we understand and empathize with any concerns from parents, faculty and study abroad administrators when sending their children and students abroad. We pride ourselves on our Program Coordinator team consisting of enthusiastic, thoughtful, caring and quick-to-respond problem solvers who are fully-equipped to support you and your students wherever and whenever needed.

The immediate feedback and replies especially when my daughter first arrived were so appreciated. I loved the Facebook posts and it made us feel a little closer to the experience there, especially when Monica was in the village and her internet was sporadic. Of course the village experience was exactly what Monica was hoping for.

Linda Zang,

Mother of Education Intern - Monica Anderson, USA

Hear more in detail what our overseas partners have to say about ABROADER here

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I thank you for your warm greetings ever since my first visit to Hanoi in 2015.  We mainly deal with study tours for Japanese university students, but it is not unusual for students to go abroad for the first time. In an environment where individualized care is required for such students, sincere support has always been provided. Also, seeing our students interact with local students and host families in English, which is not their native language, allows for communication from the heart, which extends beyond just language. That experience has led to their confidence, and this is always touching. All of this is thanks to the pre-training of local students and host families and your efforts as a team. As a result, every student has provided an excellent evaluation every year, which leads to new business for us. We hope that we will continue to grow together and continue to be good partners.

Yuko Takamochi

Corporate Sales Manager, Private Organization for Overseas Education ,Ryugaku Journal Inc., Japan

For many years, ABROADER has been my trusted partner when I send my students to Vietnam to pursue a capstone international internship as part of their Masters in International Business program. Student teams take on challenging 8-week projects where they help Vietnamese companies from a wide variety of industries deal with an issue or opportunity that is critical to their future success. From ABROADER’s vast network of relationships with great industry leaders to their ability to pair students with local buddies, ABROADER ensures that my students gain a learning experience of a life time through deep immersion into the local businesses and culture. In helping with getting my students’ visas processed and from a risk management perspective as well, their team is reliably efficient, thorough, flexible, and highly professional. My heart-felt thanks to Lucy Nguyen and her excellent team for all that you do for my students!

Professor Lynn Imai

Counsellor & Coach | Global Leadership Expert ,Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada

My meaningful relationship with Lucy Nguyen goes back to 2014 when I served as a Fulbright Scholar in Hanoi, Vietnam. From that time, I have personally witnessed ABROADER’s stellar trajectory of growth and success. I knew from the moment I met Ms. Nguyen that she was deeply passionate about providing high-value opportunities for students both from outside Vietnam, and domestic. To that end, Lucy created an incredible three-week, highly immersive, multi-faceted learning experience for my College of Business students. We simply couldn’t have asked for more! My students were exposed to various locales in northern Vietnam, a home stay in Sapa, political/cultural/economic knowledge expert presentations, hands-on learning opportunities, a service project, and industry visits and tours…all interwoven with unique and powerful interactions with local student buddies. Ongoing relationships with these Vietnamese buddies have endured long past our parting. Ms. Nguyen covered all bases without a single hitch—spanning from visa procurement to our flight back to the states. Our program was uniquely developed based on my requests and desired outcomes—not retrofitted into some pre-existing travel package. She superbly well communicated with me prior to our departure, during our time in Vietnam, and after our departure. My students returned home enriched and forever changed by their experience. I cannot adequately express my great respect and sincere gratitude for all that Lucy Nguyen created and provided to my students, and to me.

LOUANN CUMMINGS

DM, MBA, CPA - Professor of Business ,Findlay University, United States

Working with ABROADER has been a delight; their partnership in building a program that works for both our model and local realities has been top notch. Over the last few years, we have worked closely together to open a new location for Northwestern’s Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) in Hanoi. This eight-week program sends small groups of Northwestern students to intern directly with community-based organizations in Hanoi to partner on work prioritized by the host organization. ABROADER builds and maintains relationships with a wide variety of organizations that are passionate about their missions, as well as hosting students. Working collectively to prioritize both student learning as well as host organization priorities/community outcomes has been ideal. During their time abroad GESI students also partner with local buddies, peers from local colleges and universities, who work with them as teammates throughout the eight weeks. Working with local buddies has proved invaluable; GESI students have gained a significant depth of perspective of live in Hanoi, both professional and personal, by working as teammates. From work placements and homestays to local buddies and cultural excursions, ABROADER has been not only available, but proactive in facilitating an experience that offers students deep engagement.

Corey Anne Portell

Senior Program Manager, Global Engagement Programs, Global Learning Office ,Northwestern University, United States

I would like to thank you for your leadership, guidance and support of our pre-service teachers on the recent Vietnam International Professional Experience. Your thorough planning, preparation and attention to detail, along with your outstanding leadership during this professional experience, ensured that it was a great success for all concerned. The experiences that you enabled our pre-service teachers to have, and the relationships that you have built with collaborating schools, are vital to the work of the Faculty Education at Monash University. Your wealth of knowledge and experience in support the organization of quality International Professional Experience for our students is highly appreciated and valued. I am sure that the experiences had by all participants in this practicum will remain with them for many years to come.

Dr. Rebecca Cooper

Senior Lecturer ,Monash University, Australia

I fell in love in and with Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam all thanks to ABROADER! I was part of the Ohio University Global Engagement team that visited Vietnam in 2019. Lucy and her team made the trip a never-to-forget trip. Though we were a bunch of faculty and staff, not the usual exchange students that ABROADER handles, they still were there for us. Creating meaningful and worthwhile professional and cultural engagement for us. From the stroll in the central market of Ho Chi Minh City, boat-ride down the Mekong Delta, interaction with local business leaders and university faculty – ABROADER did an excellent job! When it comes to groups, exchange students, study-abroad students’ trips to Vietnam intending to have an authentic worthy Vietnamese experience, then without a shade of doubt, I would recommend ABROADER!

Greg-Victor C. Obi, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Management Tech - College of Business ,Ohio University, United States

ABROADER is a valued partner for our four week Faculty-led study program in Vietnam. We have engaged ABROADER to facilitate the yearly program since 2016. What has made the program so successful and engaging for the students is the professionalism and extra effort made by the staff to ensure that the finest details of the program are meticulously planned. Their fastidious attention to detail is one of the distinguishing factors that sets them apart from other providers. ABROADER is easy to work with and always accommodating of any last minute program suggestions. ABROADER has an extensive industry network that they utilise to provide the students with industry tours relevant to their classroom work. They have well established links to a number of Vietnamese Universities and use them such that coordinated activities and learning experiences are shared between Vietnamese students and the students from Newcastle. ABROADER maintains a local buddy system which pairs Vietnamese students with Newcastle students hence providing an amazing insight into the Vietnamese people and culture. Students from Newcastle also appreciate the culture and volunteer days, not only as a break from their classroom studies, but as a learning experience as well as a chance to give a little back to Vietnam. ABROADER, you are providing a great service and have a well satisfied partner! 

James Welsh

Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computing ,University of Newcastle, Australia

My internship through ABROADER was truly a worthwhile experience. Not only did I genuinely enjoy the work I did for my host organization, but having ABROADER's support and community really enhanced my remote internship. Having weekly culture sessions and buddy chats, and getting to talk regularly to the ABROADER staff and local buddies, made me feel like I was actually in Vietnam. I think this aspect of their program is really unique, because it makes doing an internship in a brand new place much less intimidating; everyone is so friendly and welcoming, I never felt alone when navigating this new adventure. I genuinely feel that I was able to connect with people and make new friends despite being thousands of miles away.

JOANNA GEORGIOU

Princeton University Program Assistant - Remote Internship

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.

SARA BOUFAKHREDDINE

Central Michigan University Public Health - Remote Internship

I had a blast with the remote internship with ABROADER. The cultural sessions were exciting and informative about the way of life in Vietnam. What made this unique for me was the staffs engagement with me and the other students. I liked getting to talk about the differences in cultures and similarities. The staff was always excited to see me and liked talking about my interests as well. I really liked the food cultural sessions and the opportunity to make Vietnamese food in my own home. I think any future participant would like this program if they wanted something outside their comfort zone. It was an entirely different world from the US to Vietnam and I enjoyed every second of it.

MARSHALL KELLER

Princeton University Business Assistant - Remote Internship

Incredible experience! Would recommend It was an incredible experience and made something valuable out of the difficult situation of Covid-19. I learned so much about Vietnam and was able to connect with a bunch of peers in Vietnam. It was also a great social outlet during a remote internship which can feel isolating sometimes. I am so thankful for all the support Abroader provided and all the work they put into making a really great program. If you are doing a remote internship or looking to learn more about vietnam, this program is perfect for you. What is your advice to future travelers on this program? Be engaged and talk during the zoom meetings! You'll only get out of it what you are willing to put into it!

KATRYNA NIVA

Princeton University Program Assistant - Remote Internship

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!

JAE JOON

Princeton University Business Assistant - Remote Internship
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