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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 usfor 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:

      • Online fundraising campaign
        FundMyTravel is a crowdsourcing platform designed specifically for travel that allows you to set up a fundraising campaign.
        Other web-based crowdsourcing sites include GoFundMe, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Plumfund and GoEnnounce.
        Or, get started with a blog with a PayPal or similar donation button.

      • Community Fundraising
        Reach out to your religious community for help if your family is connected to a congregation
        Seek support from your neighborhoods. Don’t hesitate to participate in social work in your area. This is your chance to build up good networks with people in your community.
        Or, host a party with the theme of the country you aim to visit.

      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

      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:

My internship in Vietnam with ABROADER was a life changing experience. I was a marketing intern at a travel company in Hanoi and now work for the same company as a full time employee. Being in Vietnam has taught me so much about different people and cultures, as there are many other foreigners working here as well from all over the world. My internship coordinator at ABROADER was so helpful, and was a huge support for me whenever I needed it. I would definitely recommend ABROADER if you are looking to do an internship here. They really cater to your needs and care about what you want and are looking for.

Lillian Sarah Grant

Marketing & Communication Specialist Internship ,University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

I was satisfied with the Internship Service provided by ABROADER Vietnam. The Program Coordinator always listened to my worries, and they tried to keep my safety and that really relieves my anxiety being in a foreign country. The organization where I did the Early Childhood Education Internship was with Fuji kindergarten, I got to work in different campuses with different teachers who were also my supervisors. All of them were very kind and supportive towards me. However, some of them cannot speak English so sometimes it is hard to communicate with them but eventually it was fine. At one campus, there is a translator that helps me communicate with the teachers so it wasn’t a big problem. In some classes, I ran my class arrangements well (such as art and drawing activities), but in young children’s classes, it was very challenging to do it, so I improvised by singing songs and dancing to the music, which makes them very happy. In come campuses, they awake children’s imagination through art with foods, clay, and nature and so on. It was very interesting. Through my internship in Vietnam, I learned that, in order to communicate with children, it is important that you communicate smoothly with teachers first. The challenging part was that not everyone at my workplace speaks English and we had to learn to communicate effectively with each other. All in all, I would recommend ABROADER Vietnam service to anyone who in interested in doing an Internship in Vietnam.

Maiko Otsubo

Early Childhood Education Internship ,Osaka Jogakuin College, Japan

What a trip! From day one right until the finish every day was something new. Facilitated by the local buddies and our dedicated, hard-working Program Coordinator Duy, our experience abroad was invaluable and allowed us to experience Vietnam and its culture in a way that would have definitely been impossible without them. Industry visits were super interesting and something which never occurs when studying courses 'traditionally'. These definitely gave me an insight into how and where I might be applying my trade upon graduation. Overall the trip was quite affordable too, especially considering we were away for a whole month. This was an unforgettable experience and I would recommend this type of program to anyone for which it is available.

Timothy Chen

Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia

My internship has been a very fruitful journey, and I have learnt many things from my colleagues at NashTech Hanoi. Many of my skills have improved considerably, especially my communication skills. The working environment in Hanoi is very different from my experience in Singapore, and it has been a breath of fresh air for me. The staff and local buddies at ABROADER have also been immensely helpful! They always go the extra mile for us, and my time in Hanoi would have been very different if not for them, thank you very much!

Ho Hao Keet (Max)

IT Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Everything so far, from preparation before departure to the whole internship execution has been good. But what I am most satisfied with must be the helpfullness from the local buddy and coordinators through the whole process. Eventhough I am a more independent individual and have no problem exploring new places alone, I felt that their presence made me feel more safe and that I have friends in this new environment. All in all a great experience that I would not have gone without. One of the best experiences I have had. For my internship, however, there was a big part of the different tasks I could not be involved in because of the language barrier. They have given me a great experience and done at great deal to show me the process from how everything works in the different departments/shops to taken me out to see the farm where the organic products grow. They have kept me well informed and all in all been a great place to work. If there is anything I would suggest for improvement it would be better if there were more tasks that could be done in English. I am really happy with my experience and definitely will recommend it to anyone friends who are interested.

Trine Hansen

Marketing Internship ,Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

It was extremely helpful to have ABROADER when I arrived to Vietnam. I didn’t have to worry about how to get from the airport to the house or how to get a local sim card. Also ABROADER staff (Tung and Ngan) were periodically checking on me to make sure everything was ok. Mo and Claire were kind enough to arrange a city tour when I visited Saigon. However, the most important thing was that ABROADER Vietnam introduced me to Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.

Martin Duran

Social Work Internship ,Ecuador

Doing my internship Vietnam, will be an unforgettable experience for me because reflecting back to the past 4 months staying in Vietnam I have learned quite a lot in Vietnam in terms of culture, people, work ethics and values, it grows me as a person to become a better person with the way I interact with people, working with them on a project and how to deal with problems whether big or small. At the end of day, people are people, they are not going to be your ideal circle of friends or co-workers that is going to go your way all the time, but what you can do is to make the best out of it and always end on a positive note :)

Kang Feng Wei (Derek)

IT Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Special thanks to ABROADER and my intern company, MCD for making this experience once in a life-time. Huge thank you for everyone who made this dream into a reality. I made new friends and was immersed into the beautiful culture of Vietnam and was able to apply and adapt techniques I learnt in school at work.

Noor Ain

Marine Conservation Intern ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

I feel pretty satisfied with my internship journey as it increased my self confidence and my ability to cope with unfamiliar situations. It also further developed my interpersonal communication skills when working with co-colleagues. I did my internship in Chemizol/Culligan Water Vietnam under the supervision and guidance of Chris, who is a very nice person and always cares about me. Besides that, my internship in Vietnam has expanded my curiosity of the world and at the same time gained a greater understanding of my home cultural identity. I wish I could have more time to go to different factories so that I could contact customers and analyze samples. Overall, my 6-week internship is so great!

Bin Zhou (Ryan)

International Technical Business Development Internship ,University of Queensland, Australia

I have always been an extremely shy person, when I was small, my face would turn red and I even cried in front of people. Now that I’m a grown up, I want to become more confident, make friends and talk with them like other people do after one-month internship here in Vietnam.

Miho Matsui

Education Internship ,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan