YOUR LIFE IN VIETNAM WILL BE SAFE & EXCITING
Rising up from wars, Vietnam has gone through significant changes over the past decades and we are showing our resilience and strength as we join the global economy. Studying and doing internships here, where long-standing traditions are simultaneously emphasized with heading towards the future, you will mix and mingle with the locals, gain hands-on experience in your fields of study and discover your place in the world.
On this journey abroad of self exploration and development, we - ABROADER are here to take care of you and provide support throughout your process of getting to and living in Vietnam until the moment you depart your location. Our pride in being one of the pioneering providers of safe and meaningful internship and study abroad programs in Southeast Asia starting with Vietnam does not just come from the following numbers.
“From Southeast Asia to the world and from the world to Southeast Asia, both start with Vietnam”
- This has been our vision since establishment. Vietnam is growing to be the next international hub of Asia that attracts attention from all over the world for its stable and booming economy, beautiful nature and scenery, delicious food and friendly locals throughout the entire country!
- Learn more about what your prospective internship, study abroad or service-learning program location has to offer here.
GETTING TO YOUR LOCATION
- This step plays an important role in your pre-departure preparation to Vietnam. From Visa Processing, Flight Booking, Insurance to Budgeting for your journey abroad, you may find lots of information and get overwhelmed. But no worries, your assigned Program Coordinator is there to support you!
- Check out in detail how ABROADER support you and our tips to help you get to your program location safe and sound here.
LIVING IN YOUR LOCATION
- Choosing to intern or study abroad means you are challenged to learn to adapt to a new living environment. Instead of waking up in your super comfy bed back home, you may be somewhat astonished on the first morning abroad realizing you are now in a totally unfamiliar setting while still trying to get over jet lag. Soon after, it will be time to open your mind and get ready to experience new things in Vietnam, including accommodation, transportation, health & safety and social etiquettes.
- All you need to know to make your life abroad as comfortable and safe as back home can be found here.
YOUR SOCIAL IDENTITY ABROAD
- When travelling to a new culture, your identities can influence the experiences you have interacting with local communities and individuals. By learning how your identities might be perceived abroad, you can be prepared for how you are received, treated or interacted with and how you might need to consider your behaviour and attitudes in the local environment.
- Find out why sometimes local Vietnamese might stare at you here.
YOUR LOCAL BUDDIES
- What makes ABROADER’s programs stand out in service quality is our Local Buddy Program, designed to help make it easier for you to integrate with locals and find your way around in a whole new living environment. Specifically, the program is built to give you the opportunity to make friends with your local peers while giving them the exposure to your cultures. It is a must-have in all of our programs, for we would love to make your time in Vietnam full of memorable experiences.
- Learn more about who your local buddies are and what they do here.
More than anything, our team is here to provide you with a safe and enjoyable program abroad.
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
Water Pollution Internship ,University of Zurich, Switzerland
Great experience and not so complex documentations for a smooth process. It will be better if they can expand their business due to lack of manpower to showcase their capabilities. We came during the period where the world had a Corona virus outbreak and ABROADER managed the situation well where they informed us of the numbers and giving us masks to ensure that we are safe and healthy. Whenever we need help, we know we can approach them and be open to our opinions because we know they will listen and try to help whenever they can.
Heng Siew Ling (Agnes)
Business & Marketing Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Medical Internship ,Loyola University Chicago, USA
The level of support provided from ABROADER Vietnam was great, and I loved the activities where everyone was involved, including the local buddies!
Education Internship ,Monash University, Australia
Education Internship ,Monica Anderson’s mother, USA
During my environmental engineering internship at my host company, I have learned a great deal of practical knowledge and skills that I hadn’t been taught in schools before, in particular my design skills have been improved a lot. My supervisor and coworkers gave me very helpful support and guidance which is what I expected to have in an internship, although I wish I was more freedom to explore and do independent work. Adding to the experience, I got to go on a field trip to Hai Duong in 2 weeks while I was an intern. It was a valuable experience for me because I was able to travel and see the different practices in a smaller city of Hai Duong compared to Hanoi, I of course made new friends and had a little peak into the local life of people outside the busy capital.
Environmental Engineering Internship ,Durham University, England
Nursing Internship ,University of Texas in Austin, USA
Surgical Internship ,University of Oregon, USA
Words cannot describe how much I gain from this internship. The time here has been productive, meaningful and of course an unforgettable one! When I first came to Ho Chi Minh City for the internship, I was overwhelmed by the culture difference. To the roads packed with motorcycles to the food, everything was different for me. Honestly, I thought it would be very hard for me to adapt to the culture in Vietnam, however, ABROADER provided us with a lot of support! They have local buddies that bought us around Ho Chi Minh City, teach us their culture and are very open and happy going! They even brought us to grocery shopping which we needed desperately! What’s more, they gave me an internship in one of Vietnam’s top IT outsourcing companies! The team was professional, always looking for ways to improve and welcoming! They always try their best that I am doing great! Thank You ABROADER!
Heng Choon Yuan (Gerald)
IT Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore