Healthcare in Vietnam
This program takes students on a journey through Vietnam’s history, culture and health care; from Hanoi, the 1000-year-old capital city to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the world’s new seven natural wonders. The key component is all the visits to local and international health organizations to learn about Vietnam’s health care system as a whole, its development and the challenges posed due to rapid economic development.
- Experience first-hand the key components of Vietnam’s health care system through visits to leading health organizations as well as guest lectures with leading health experts in the country
- Check out the subtle taste of “Pho”, “Banh mi” and many other staple foods that have brought Vietnamese cuisine to the world
- Cruise through the emerald calm water of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the world’s new seven natural wonders
- Glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths to see one of Vietnam’s most important religious sites
- Discover water puppetry, one of Vietnam’s most attractive performing arts that dates back to more than 1,000 years ago
Tentative location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 10 days
Tentative program itinerary:
Day 1: Travel to Hanoi, Hotel check-in
Day 2: Orientation & Welcome Dinner
Day 3: Hanoi City tour themed “Culture & History” during the day and Night Market tour in the evening
Day 4: Industry visits/guest lectures themed:
Morning: “Health care in Vietnam”
Afternoon: “Vietnam’s Health care reform”
Day 5: Industry visit/guest lectures themed:
Morning: “People living with HIV and substance abuse in Vietnam”
Afternoon: “Cancer diagnosis and treatment in Vietnam”
Evening: Water Puppet Show
Day 6: Buddhism in Vietnam
One-day trip to the Perfume Pagoda
Day 7: Industry visits/guest lectures
Morning: “Cancer diagnosis and treatment in Vietnam”
Afternoon: “Nutrition and physical activity”
Evening: Street food tour
Day 8: Industry visits/guest lectures
Morning: “Preventive health care in Vietnam”
Afternoon: “Integration of traditional medicine and Western medicine in practice”
Day 9: Day trip to Ha Long Bay, Farewell lunch on boat
Day 10: Departure from Hanoi
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, site visits, 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.
Public Health Internship ,Oregon State University, USA
Marketing Internship ,University of California, San Diego, 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
Environment Internship ,University of Notre Dame, USA
Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia
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
Marketing Internship ,Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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
Let's Vietnam 2016 Faculty-led Program ,University of Findlay, USA