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Still deciding? Here are a few things that might help:
- See Stories of Past Students and what it’s like to do an internship/ study abroad/service-learning program with ABROADER
- Check out a variety of Scholarships & Fundraising Ideas that can help fund your travel
- Browse independent reviews on international opportunities portals such as GoOverseas and GoAbroad
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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.
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!
Marketing and Business Remote Service Learning ,Northwestern University
Nursing Internship ,FH Campus Wien, Austria
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Hospitality - Cruise Management Internship ,Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Philippines
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.
Scrum Master Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
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.
Marketing Internship ,Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Let's Vietnam 2016 Faculty-led Program ,University of Findlay, USA