Traditional Vietnamese Textitles
Vietnam is home to 54 distinct ethnic groups making it one of the most ethnically diverse countries in South-East Asia. Most of these groups have their own language, ways of life, and long traditions that have been passed down through generations, including the clothes they wear and how to make them. Anyone passionate about textiles and ethnology is highly encouraged to participate in this program.
- First-hand experience of traditional silk-making and embroidery techniques from local artisans
- Learn how to weave and do batik, a technique using wax and dye to create patterns on cloth, the H’mong way
- Discover Halong Bay, its emerald calm water and many hidden islets on a kayak
- Trek through Sapa’s most picturesque terraced rice fields, streams and local minority villages which are all incredibly unique in their own way
Tentative location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 08 days
Tentative program itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi, hotel check-in, welcome dinner
Day 2: Hanoi city tour, including visits to a traditional silk village and markets
Day 3: Day trip to Ha Long Bay, UNESCO World Heritage Site and 1 of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the world
Day 4: Day tour to Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women’s Museum; overnight train to Sapa, home to the Everest of Vietnam and several minority tribes
Day 5: Handicraft workshop – get some work done before trekking to the homestay
Day 6: Experience life at the homestay, learn about embroidery techniques of the H’mong people and trek a little more
Day 7: Learn about Embroidery techniques of the Red Dao people; a little shopping time in Sapa Downtown; overnight train back to Hanoi
Day 8: Departure from Hanoi, end of program
All activities listed above are subject to change in case of unexpected circumstances or companies/organizations' unavailability.
We customize the itinerary to best meet your needs and objectives; thus, there will be no programs at the same price.
What's usually included in our price?
- Airport transfer
- Accommodation: 3-star hotel, twin room, same-gender/room, single room for university faculty, free Wi-Fi and room service
- Meals: Breakfast at hotel; welcome and farewell dinners; other meals as listed in the itinerary
- Program development
- Program coordinator accompanies the group in every activity for the whole program;
- Local buddies arrangement (if requested)
- On-site orientation;
- Company visits arrangement;
- Guide and entrance fees for all excursions as listed in the itinerary
- Transportation as described in the program itinerary
- 24/7 emergency contact number (SOS card);
- All gratuities to bus drivers, tour guides and/ or similar;
- Fee for at least 1 faculty or employee from the university to join in program activities with students in Vietnam.
Step 1: Please take some minutes to fill out this online questionnaire. Our Program Manager will then contact you for a free consultation meeting to discuss your customized program in more detail.
Step 2: We finalize and send you the program proposal(s) for your institution’s approval.
Step 3: Partnership agreement/Program Contract signed
Step 4: Implementation
Things to do on your end:
- Market your program on campus & process students’ applications
- Approve and finalize academic content for the program
- Work closely with ABROADER's Program Manager to finalize all activities and logistics needed for your program (airfare, housing, airport pickup, classroom, excursions, site visits, etc.)
- Collect students’ program fees
- Hold pre-departure meeting and orientation
*If you feel overwhelmed, please rest assured that we are always here to support any of the things you are supposed to do at this step.
Things we do on our end:
- Finalize the overall program schedule
- Produce or support the production of marketing materials for your program
- Arrange all necessary logistics, site visits and cultural excursions for your program
- Provide support for the pre-departure meeting and orientation
Step 5: Your program starts - you and your students arrive in Vietnam or another program location in Southeast Asia.
Step 6: While in the program location, you teach the course, we take care of all the other activities and logistics for your program.
Step 7: Your program ends – the group departs from the program location. After you return home, there will be an evaluation meeting for us to review your program for future improvements and planning.
We endeavour to guarantee that through every stage of our process, issues like power and privilege, diversity and inclusion, community voice and reciprocity are taken into full consideration to make sure that every stakeholder is heard and included.
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.
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