STUDY ABROAD IN VIETNAM
Through partnerships with top-ranked accredited universities, higher education centers and research institutes across Vietnam, ABROADER is confident to offer you a wide range of innovative courses taught completely in English for your study abroad program. You will find courseworks applicable to your major and educational level. Courses are available at undergraduate and graduate levels, can be customized in terms of content and activities and are offered in various fields of study, including: Business & Economics, IT & Engineering, Environment & Conservation, Vietnamese Studies, Language Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, Hospitality Management, Eastern Medicine, Architecture, Marketing & Communication, etc. Upon completing your courses, you will receive an official transcript and certificate of completion from your host university/institute/education center. Further program details are as below:
SEMESTER IN VIETNAM PROGRAM
Step out of your comfort zone to study abroad with Vietnam’s dedicated lecturers alongside both local and international peers at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), one of the most credited and socially engaged higher education institutions in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
About The Host University
TDTU is a public university operated under the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, established on September 24, 1997. In August 2019, the university was ranked as the number 1 university in Vietnam and among the top1000 universities in the world (by Academic Ranking of World Universities).
TDTU is among top 250 of the world's most sustainable universities According to the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Ranking (Source: tdtu.edu.vn)
TDTU also possesses the biggest, most up-to-date and hi-tech library in the South of Vietnam, the iNSPIRE Library.
Along with the everyday classes and lectures, students of TDTU also participate in extracurricular activities like soccer, marathon, international festivals and so on. Moreover, the university also hosts clubs and teams from sports to science, and arts like guitar club and EDM club. With a wide range of extracurricular activities available , the university has three cafeterias to quench the hunger of any students. To further accommodate the far-from-home students, TDTU holds the International Volunteer Team as a way to show them the hospitality of the Vietnamese global citizens.
Majors Available In English
Social Science and Humanities | Electrical & Electronics Engineering | Civil Engineering & Architecture | Mathematics & Statistics – Applied Mathematics | Applied Science | Pharmacy | Information Technology | Labor Relations | Industrial Fine Arts – Industrial Design | Finance & Banking | Accounting | Sport & Defense Education – Sport Biz & Event Management | Environment & Labor Safety – Environmental Science | Business Administration.
Note: You can choose to apply for more than one major from this list. However, you can study up to 7 courses or 20 credits only (1 course = 3 credits in average). This is to ensure the quality of your study.
Don’t see your major listed above? Contact our Program Advisor here for more individualized recommendations
Credit-based courses & Official Transcript from TDTU
The credits are transferable back to your home university. Our procedure ensures you are able to confirm your participation in the program.
Local buddies to show you around town
Integrate and have fun experiences in Ho Chi Minh City with ABROADER’s Local Buddy Team. Join them for food sprees, fun circles of friends, and awesome expeditions outside of the city
Cultural immersions to broaden your perspectives
In order to let the students really experience Vietnam’s ancient and diverse culture, ABROADER and the host university provide the occasional excursions to locations like the Ha Long Bay up North, and the Mekong Delta down South, all of which are accompanied by our Local Buddies with their adept knowledge of local customs. Beside these trips, your time staying at the accommodation, studying at TDTU with local peers, and hanging out with Vietnamese friends will surely give you a real taste of the Vietnamese life and culture.
Language proficiency ensured throughout your program
All ABROADER team members, partner universities, and Local Buddy Team are proficient in English. We want to ensure that you are well-heard and understood to bring to you the best experience while studying in a whole different country.
Program contents are truly tailored to your needs!
ABROADER and the host university will provide you items that fit your needs and expectations. If you want to stay with locals to help the cultural integration faster, we will provide you with a native host that loves foreigners. If you are looking for some quick courses that provide some novelty compared to your universities’, we will work closely with the host university to compose a customized program for you. The list goes on.
Fun fact: Did you know that 6 means Prosperity in Vietnamese?
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 email@example.com 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.
Program Duration & Key Timestamps
Each semester is about four to four and a half months long, divided into Spring semester (from January to May) and Fall semester (from August to January)
|Fall Semester (estimated)||Spring Semester (estimated)|
|First uni-day||Sep 3rd, 2020||Jan 1st, 2021|
|Application Deadline||Jun 1st, 2020||Oct 15th, 2020|
|Arrival||Aug 30th, 2020||Dec 27th, 2020|
|Departure||Jan 1st, 2021||May 25th, 2021|
Note: If you miss the application deadline, please contact us to check if there are any other courses available.
Full–time university tuition and fees (avg.)
ABROADER’s service charges
Visa application support
Accommodation (homestay/private or shared apartment)
Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off)
Pre-departure and on-site orientations
Welcome and farewell dinners
24/7 on-site coordinator and local buddy
Local sim card
Local city tour and cultural excursion
Extracurricular activities: Vietnamese Cooking Class, Community Day at Local Orphanage
International transportation (flights, airport taxes, etc.)
Passport & visa expenses
Meals outside of itinerary
Excursions and other activities not listed in program itinerary
Excess baggage fees
All personal items & expenses
Life In Ho Chi Minh City
Alias: formerly known as Saigon, then named after Vietnam’s Great Leader Ho Chi Minh
Climate: Hot from December till March, and hotter from April until May.
Recreation: Unlike the gentler and more classic vibe of Ha Noi, Vietnam's thousand-year-old capital, Ho Chi Minh City is full of energy with activities for any type of personality, from day till night and back.
Cuisine: The Saigonese has their way of eating: flavorfully sweet, and full, with many kinds of traditional, international and fusion food that will quench the hunger of even a strict person like Sir Gordon Ramsey.
Read more about life in Ho Chi Minh City here
Location: near the University
Types: private studio apartment, shared apartment, university dormitory, homestay or an option to arrange your own accommodation
Meals: All accommodation options will include kitchen with basic cookware.
Inclusion and amenities: Air-conditioning | Bed linens | Tables & chairs | Kitchenette & wares | Toilet & Water heater | Wi-Fi | Close proximity to malls & grocery stores | Weekly room cleaning service.
Exclusion or subject to availability: Laundry | Microwave | Room services | Balcony | Bathtub.
Read more about your prospective accommodation here
Extracurricular activities (from both the host university and ABROADER)
Skills and ideas workshops
Music and traditional festivals (seasonal)
Sport games and tournaments
Student fairs and markets
Team building activity with local youth unions
Clubs and extra language classes
These activities are all accompanied by either ABROADER’s Local Buddy Team or the host university’s international volunteer team.
TDTU-ABROADER 2019 International Festival
Follow a group of Princeton undergrads in this video to see what fun activities are awaiting you in Ho Chi Minh City
How It Works
We are updating the description for our public courses to meet the preferences and expectations of more students. Stay tuned!
Looking to read about our alumni’s study abroad experiences in Vietnam? Check out their testimonials here
Need help funding your semester abroad? Learn about ABROADER’s scholarship offer and external resources here
Great internship in Vietnam! I recommend Westerners to go there at least one time to see things differently. ABROADER is very helpful (even if there is only women here haha) and found me a very decent internship. Time flies very fast, so you know what to do if you like the heat and cheep beers. À bientôt Vietnam!
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I am thankful to God that my daughter had an opportunity to be in Vietnam for 3 months through ABROADER. She stayed with a host family for a month and half and was able to learn a lot about the culture and the food. She loved her host family and misses them. Then she had traveled to Hanoi and worked with ABROADER. The staff was very friendly, caring, and hospitable. After 3 months in Vietnam, I had noticed the changes in my daughter about her outlook of life. She is no longer as much of a picky eater and her compassion and understanding of the Vietnamese people, the culture, and the food has greatly increased. I believe that this experience has helped her grow fast in her journey of life. Thanks ABROADER!!
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