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
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
Aeroplan Engineering Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
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
Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia
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
Let's Vietnam 2016 Faculty-led Program ,University of Findlay, USA
No words can represent how much experience I have gained throughout my internship in Vietnam. Working at my host company as a research assistant, I have gained many technical and soft skills, such as participating in lab undergraduate training courses, doing lab testing services and also learning the culture of Vietnam with the Vietnamese people. After this internship, I realized that I could adapt myself to a different and foreign environment. This enables me to be able to work with a more diverse environment, even with colleagues with different background and knowledge. This pushes me as an employee to learn and work even harder to cope and manage with different people and adapt accordingly to the needs of the company. All in all, I feel that it was a breathtaking experience for me to have this opportunity to immerse myself with the Vietnam culture with the Vietnamese people, and I am really thankful to have taken up this internship experience with ABROADER for letting me experience such a new life. The funniest moment I had during my internship experience was that I had to CHASE down a bus when I was on the way to work. It was a really funny one as I have this mindset that the buses in Vietnam would wait for you to board before it starts to drive again. However, the bus did not even stop moving and kept on driving, and left me behind the bus stop. Since that day onwards, I ensure myself not to miss the bus by chasing the bus down before the driver closes its door on me. Thank you ABROADER for this memorable experience!
Biology & Environment Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Incredible experience! Would recommend It was an incredible experience and made something valuable out of the difficult situation of Covid-19. I learned so much about Vietnam and was able to connect with a bunch of peers in Vietnam. It was also a great social outlet during a remote internship which can feel isolating sometimes. I am so thankful for all the support Abroader provided and all the work they put into making a really great program. If you are doing a remote internship or looking to learn more about vietnam, this program is perfect for you. What is your advice to future travelers on this program? Be engaged and talk during the zoom meetings! You'll only get out of it what you are willing to put into it!
Program Assistant Remote Internship ,Princeton University
Optometry Internship ,South Dakota State University, USA
Hospitality Internship ,Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan