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How it works (for students)

OUR ENTIRE PROCESS IS AN EASY JOURNEY

At any stage of your program, we are here to provide you support and answer any questions you may have.

  • 1. INTERNSHIP IN VIETNAM
    • ELIGIBILITY 

      You are expected to:

      • Be currently enrolled at a college/ university or have at least graduated from high school

      • Have an appropriate academic background related to the program(s) applying

      • Have GPAs above 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent

      • Be proficient in English

      • Have an updated resume & (unofficial) academic transcript. To be submitted with Application Form

      PROCEDURE 

      Our entire process is an easy 5-step journey – from application to after you return home.


      Application 

      Browse and apply! Check out the wide range of programs we offer by major, industry or location. Select the opportunity(ies) you want - you can choose up to 5, and click Apply. No application fee is required (the amount shown is full program fee for reference only).

      Can’t decide? Contact us for individualized recommendations.

      You can still change your selection later after an interview with our Placement Advisors.

      Online Consultation

      After your application is submitted, our Placement Advisors will review and get in touch for a FREE online consultation on available opportunities. 

      No rush to commitment! After the interview, you’ll receive a Conditional Offer with details of your chosen program. You’ll have time to review the offer and when ready, submit a deposit to secure your place. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in a program.

      Enrollment

      Welcome onboard! Our onsite team will work with you to ensure we secure a suitable placement. You will receive a detailed description of the role(s) or interview with potential host companies so that both sides know whether it’s a good fit. If all goes well, congratulations! You will receive a placement offer. Time to prepare for your departure! Here’s the list of things to complete:

        • Sign your Agreement
        • Complete remaining payments
        • Logistics support: visa application, housing, airport transfer…(All included in our full package)
        • Pre-departure orientation
      From this stage, our onsite coordinator and local volunteers will get in touch so that you can ask away all questions and make friends before you even land in the country.

      On-site Experience

      It’s getting real! Once you’ve landed, our staff will be ready to welcome and pick you up to your accommodation.  You’ll have some time to get to know the city through our orientation and city tour before getting started next Monday.

      Departure

      You did it! In one way or another, you’ve broadened your horizons! 

      To wrap up the program, we’ll have a final evaluation session with you and your host. After packing things up, we encourage you to share your feedback and join our global alumni network to stay connected! 

  • 2. REMOTE INTENRSHIP
    • ELIGIBILITY 

      You are expected to:

      • Be currently enrolled at a college/ university or have at least graduated from high school

      • Have an appropriate academic background related to the program(s) applying

      • Have GPAs above 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent

      • Be proficient in English

      • Have an updated resume & (unofficial) academic transcript. To be submitted with Application Form

      PROCEDURE 

      Our entire process is an easy 5-step journey – from application to after you return home.


      Application 

      Browse and apply! Check out the wide range of programs we offer by major, industry or location. Select the program you want (you can choose up to 5) and click Apply! For this step, you will need to fill in personal information and upload a resume. 

      Can’t decide? Contact us for individualized recommendations. No fee is required at this stage and you can still change your selection later after an interview with our Placement Advisors.

      Online Consultation

      After your application is submitted, our Placement Advisor team will review your application and get in touch for a FREE online consultation on available opportunities. We will also answer all your questions about the location and guide you through the next steps.

      No rush to commitment! After the interview, you’ll receive a Conditional Offer with details of your chosen program. You’ll have time to review the offer and when ready, submit a deposit to secure your place. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in a program.

      Enrollment

      Welcome onboard! Our onsite team will work with you to ensure we secure a suitable placement. You will get to learn more about the role/ program you’re applying for through detailed description or interview with potential host companies so that both sides know whether it’s a good fit. If all goes well, congratulations! You will receive a placement offer. Time to prepare for your internship! Here’s the list of things to complete:

        • Sign your Agreement
        • Complete remaining payments
        • Take part in pre-program orientations
      Online-Experience-Remote-Internship

      Internship

      It’s official! Internship starts officially on Monday when you will have a virtual company induction to get you oriented and ready. Afterwards, your weeks will be filled with engaging works, weekly check-ins, cultural immersion sessions and more.

      Conclusion

      You did it! To wrap up the program, we’ll host a virtual final evaluation session with you and your host. To take full advantage of the internship, we encourage you to share your experiences, join our global alumni network and add the internship to your list of achievements on your resume/ Linkedin profile!

  • 3. STUDY ABROAD
    • ELIGIBILITY 

      • You need to be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university in your home country

      • GPA requirement: 2.5/4.0 (or 2.8/4.5). If your GPA is lower than the requirement, get in touch with our program advisor at apply@abroader.org for further consultation. 

      • Language requirement: A good command of English (IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 79) at the time of application for students from non-English-speaking countries

      • An appropriate and relevant academic background to the applying courses/ majors.

      PROCEDURE 

      Our entire process is an easy 5-step journey – from application to after you return home.


      Application 

      Firstly, browse and choose from our list of available majors and courses so that you have an idea of what you are going to study. You will then need to consult with your home institution about the program eligibility and requirements. After this, you are going to prepare your application package which includes an unofficial academic transcript with a current GPA of 2.5/4.0 or equivalence, and a letter of recommendation from your professor/ home institution (if any). Keep in mind that even though you can choose as many majors and courses as you’d like, you can only study up to 7 courses or 20 credits per major for a semester!

      Can’t decide which majors or courses to study? Contact us for individualized recommendations. No fee is required at this stage and you can still change your selection later after an interview with our Placement Advisors.

      Online Consultation

      Our advisors will get in touch with you for a free online consultation on program details and assistance in choosing suitable courses after your application is submitted. You will then receive a conditional offer letter listing all the courses that are available from your original wishlist. After you get the approval from your home university's professor(s) to see if your chosen courses are eligible for your study, return to us with the signed letter, and then, a deposit to confirm your spot. 

      No commitment required! Your deposit will be refunded if you want to change your plan!

      Enrollment

      Welcome onboard! Our onsite team will work with you to ensure we secure a suitable placement. You will receive a detailed description of the courses at your potential host university so that both sides know whether it’s a good fit. If all goes well, congratulations! You’ll have a placement offer. Time to prepare for your departure! Here’s the list of things to complete:

        • Sign your Agreement
        • Complete remaining payments
        • Logistics support: visa application, housing, airport transfer…(All included in our full package)
        • Pre-departure orientation
      From this stage, our onsite coordinator and local volunteers will get in touch so that you can ask away all questions and make friends before you even land in the country.

      On-site Experience

      It’s getting real! Once you’ve landed, our staff will be ready to welcome and pick you up to your accommodation. You’ll have some time to get to know the city through our orientation and city tour before starting study next Monday.

      Departure

      You did it! In one way or another, you’ve broadened your horizons! 

      At this stage, you will need to work closely with the host university to ensure that your academic transcripts, score results and documentation, and any other papers related are eligible for transfer back to your home institution. To wrap up the program, we’ll have a final evaluation session with you and your host. As you pack things up, our onsite team will arrange for your departure and welcome you to our alumni network.

  • 4. SERVICE-LEARNING
    • Check out our service-learning page for further information on the program.

    • Email our Program Advisor at apply@abroader.org or contact us here for detailed instructions on what steps to take if you are interested to be part of a service learning program.


Still deciding? Here are a few things that might help:

In general, I am satisfied with the Internship Service provided by ABROADER before I came to Vietnam. My host family placement exceeded my expectations. My host mother and father were all very friendly and helpful; they really made me feel at home. My local buddy Linh, even though she lived 2 hours away, she still made efforts in taking me on day-trips that catered to my interest in Vietnamese Cuisine. I contacted ABROADER for the Culinary Internship in Vietnam on my own and and given the amount of money and time I will be investing, it was extremely important for me to feel that I can trust ABROADER Vietnam. My host for the internship was Ngon Villa Restaurant. The host company staffs were very friendly and welcoming, one chef at the restaurant was in charge of my internship. However, due to perhaps unforeseeable needs in the company, my supervisor was not able to spend more than a day with me. ABROADER Vietnam found an excellent opportunity for internship in Vietnam for me; however, the host company was not able to fully deliver the experience I was looking for.

Jinhua Zhang

Culinary Internship ,City College of San Francisco, USA

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.

Jack Sherpa

Hospitality & Tourism Internship ,University of Oregon, USA

The ABROADER team is such an engaging and helpful organization to work with! I had an amazing virtual internship experience, as I was paired and worked with Vun Art- a social enterprise in Hanoi, Vietnam that employs individuals with disabilities to create art from recycled silk scraps. ABROADER helped me get everything ready for my internship and everyone was so responsive to my emails and messages. They served as mentors throughout my internship and organized incredible cultural exchange sessions with local students that allowed me to learn all about Vietnamese business culture, music, student life, food, family values, and so much more! Between my Vun Art host organization and my role on the project through my university, ABROADER helped me smoothly transition to my virtual internship and I couldn't have done it without their support. This is an experience I recommend to anyone seeking global development and cultural exchange experiences. Be sure to have ABROADER organize it for you, as their team is dedicated to your learning and they are one of the best organization's I have ever worked with!

What was your funniest moment?

I enjoyed a semester-long virtual ABROADER experience. Their team was terrific and some of my funniest and most memorable experiences came from a live virtual dance party and a traditional Vietnamese cooking demonstration!


Alec Abramson

Marketing and Business Remote Service Learning ,Northwestern University

My Internship here was an incredible time. It was educational, stuffed to the brim with wonderful experiences, new friendships and so much more. I am glad to have had ABROADER Vietnam supporting me with adjusting to the lifestyle here, and have already recommended it to colleagues from home. I was impressed by how fast they were to help, and how far they went to help me fix things, if problems occured The only problem I ran into was during my internship, you can imagine the amount of people with adequate english was limited, especially those that were able to give me clear instructions on what to do. As a result, a measurable amount of time was spent observing and helping out with small scale procedures within the departements. This was not the case in all eight of them, so at times I was able to work just like back home, provide valuable assistance to the Nurses in the departement work as an integral part of the team. I believe the internship provided the patients, and the Nurses with a valuable experience. Besides the occasional english lesson for the nurses, being the caregiver to children should expand their cultural horizon. The individuals I worked with, on the other hand provided me with as much attention and chances to learn as possible. In the future, expanding their english knowledge can only improve relations to students. All in all, I am certain that anyone who will be working with them for an internship will see how hardworking they are in making the experience here in vietnam as flawless as possible.

Dmitrij Puchinger

Nursing Internship ,FH Campus Wien, Austria

Having an Internship program away from home is not an easy decision because you have to think of so many aspects like entering a new culture, encountering language differences, living in a new environment and so many other things. At first, I was very nervous because it was my first time in Vietnam, but ABROADER made me feel that I made a right decision to come for an internship here. They will not let you feel away from your home as they will treat you not just like a student intern but as a part of the ABROADER family. I never felt alone as they are always there to guide and support me during my internship despite of the culture differences. The very good news is I am starting to learn and immerse myself into the Vietnamese life with the help of not only my on-site program coordinator but also my lovely Vietnamese co-workers in Ha Long Bay. My program started with an orientation on my internship in Vietnam at ABROADER’s office, during which they also taught me some basic Vietnamese language that is very helpful while I am here. Afterwards, we had a welcome dinner where I tried different Vietnamese dishes which I immediately fell in love with. They were all very “ngon” which means delicious in Vietnamese :) . The next day we had a day of city tour with my local buddy – Ngan where she showed me around tourists spots in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and French Quarter. During the tour, Ngan also brought me to local restaurants to enjoy traditional Vietnamese foods and drinks like Egg coffee which I like best. To make it even better, she took me to a place near Hoan Kiem Lake where I got to discover the most delicious ice cream I have ever tasted in my life.

Marvin M. Napi

Hospitality - Cruise Management Internship ,Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Philippines

I was very impressed with how organized ABROADER Vietnam was in preparing my internship in Vietnam. The Skype meetings before coming to Vietnam made me feel confident about my safety and expectations during my internship. The Program Coordinator met me at the airport, even though my flight arrived at 1 a.m. The orientation was very thorough and outlined expectations from both myself and the University of Economics HCMC – where I would be working as an intern. During the summer ABROADER checked in with me often to see how I was doing. They even came down to Ho Chi Minh City a few times to visit the other interns and me. Whenever I had a problem, they were always available on Facebook and did their best to resolve it. It is clear that ABROADER Vietnam is a reliable organization that cares about its participants.

Ian Rohr

International Relation Internship ,Tulane University, USA

For the past 5 months, ABROADER has helped ensure that everything is smooth-sailing for the duration of my internship. From landing in Vietnam till my return trip to Singapore. My transport pick-up from the airport and accommodation were already well-planned and I settled down comfortably. However, a problem I encountered was language barrier. Only a small portion of Vietnamese is able to converse in English or Chinese. Fortunately, basic Vietnamese lessons were provided to us by ABROADERs before we ventured alone. Beside the above mentioned, a booklet filled with contacts, places to go and common Viet phrases were also provided. The agents were really passionate and tried their best to meet my needs and hear my concerns. I would like to specially mention Mia and Kasia for going the extra miles.

Eurry Ning

Scrum Master Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

The best thing about ABROADER Vietnam was being able to plan events with other interns and with local buddy. I depended on these events to originally get out of my shell in Vietnam while I was adjusting to the new language and culture. Especially with being able to offer perspective on Vietnamese culture with schooling, media/entertainment, government, and with great local attractions in Ho Chi Minh.

Patrick West

Environment Internship ,University of Notre Dame, USA

I learn a lot about how to work in a fast pace environment, and how to organize competing priorities, as I am often given multiple tasks to work on. Working in a small office with young, motivated people is a great experience, because they know how to work really hard, while still having fun together. My internship is with an education service provider that connects Vietnamese students with opportunities to study abroad. It is a small office, and I work in both Marketing and Partner Relations. I write a lot of PR articles about studying in North America, school profiles and upcoming events. I am also working to expand their partnerships, particularly in my home country of Canada, and am connecting with universities and colleges there to discuss how we can work together. During education fairs I talk directly with students who are potential clients. I share my experiences and answer their questions about life abroad.

Alanna Mouland

Marketing Internship ,Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Doing a big trip like this will make you learn about yourself whether you realize it or not. Being in the culture that is so different from what you are used to will really make you think about the world as a whole. My favorite part was meeting new people and getting to know their background and future exciting plans. THANK YOU SO MUCH! The program was busy, yet still had the right amount of freedom. I enjoyed all activities and had an AMAZING time in Vietnam!

Victoria Dusseau

Let's Vietnam 2016 Faculty-led Program ,University of Findlay, USA