Health and Safety
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We care about our students’ health and safety as much as their families do. We take the responsibility of providing fruitful and safe programs to make sure that students can study, experience fully and at the same time stay healthy.
International Insurance is strictly required for all students. Basically, the insurance covers students for accidents and illness during the program. In case students decide to purchase the insurance themselves in home country, they must provide us with purchased insurance’s information for better following-up. Please read this article on “Travel Insurance: What should you look for?” before ordering the insurance service. In case students would like ABROADER to purchase the insurance for them, we will help them purchase the service from a Vietnamese insurance company and provide them with insurance details. Please read this article on “Insurance for international students in Vietnam” for further information.
The student keeps close contact with our program coordinator before the departure. The coordinator will provide direct consultancy and reply to any inquiries. We also prepare a “Pre-departure Guide book” for the student to study about the country, to prepare a go-abroad checklist and record some emergency contacts. This guide book would be revised every month for updates.
Health & Safety issues are carefully addressed in the orientation session before any program starts. ABROADER staff would highlight local health and safety issues as well as emergency procedures. The orientation will be conducted by both ABROADER and the host school/company
24/7 Emergency Contact
Emergency contact is provided to students before their departure so that they can share with their parents or other close people at home. We deeply understand the worries of students and their dear ones during the far-from-home trips, so we are happy to help them feel safe with our care. The emergency contact person has a network of local contacts such as hospital, police, embassy and the students’ neighbors so as to quickly react to unexpected situations.
Safety Tips & Resources
Students should avoid:
- Staying out after midnight or after a local curfew
- Being in a high-crime area
- Staying alone in an isolated area
- Sleeping in an unlocked room
- Eating food with unknown origin or without being guided by the local
- Being on a motorbike without wearing helmet
Students should pay attention to:
- What is advised by ABROADER staff and the local buddies
- Local law, rules, curfew and warnings
- The address of your accommodation and emergency contact
- Other sources of help around you (phones, stores, police, etc.)
Play hard. Stay safe. Photo: Sebatian Jonshoej
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Working for the Cham Island MPA was a really good fit for me, I think they picked a good job. I also liked my city tour I had fun, and got to do so many things! Vietnamese people are very nice and the living environment is safe when I hang out with my Vietnamese local buddies. I also get lots of support from local buddies and become real friends in spite of different interests.
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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.
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