Intern in Vietnam

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Bring your background to learn on the fly in contemporary city.

Expect an experience rich with history, vibrant food, and diverse entertainment in Ho Chi Minh City, a place that has become one of Vietnam’s key cultural, trading, and education hubs. Modern Vietnam is an experience of dizzying contrasts, delicious street food, temples and war memorials, and people from all over the world. Interns will join the fast-paced workforce and acclimate to Vietnamese working culture: rise early, grab coffee and some breakfast on the way to work, take a break at noon to nap, go out for dinner with colleagues or friends, and head to bed before midnight. This internship is a great way to show a potential employer you can think, work, and live outside of the more traditional countries, AND have a great time doing it.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English and Vietnamese
  • Average Courseload: U.S. credit may be available
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

Highlights:

  • Ho Chi Minh City is a safe city, with a stable political climate, and a fast-growing economy
  • Immigration hub in Southeast Asia for job-seekers from Japan and China
  • 50% of the businesses in Ho Chi Minh City are women-owned
  • Vietnamese companies generally have a 1-hour lunch break where everyone takes a nap
  • Excursions like trips to the Mekong Delta or a Vietnamese cooking class

Internship Placements

Architecture internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Architecture placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Design Intern at Local Design Company

Have an opportunity to initiate an idea from concept to design development and construction! Other tasks include preparing presentation materials and full set of technical drawing and coordinating with the internal design team and external consultants, vendors, and contractors to ensure quality project delivery.

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Architecture Intern

For this position, interns will contribute to architectural design projects by assisting with design development, compiling data, and performing elementary computations. Responsibilities include working in a team environment with project managers, project architects, and interior designers on active production projects, contributing to other designs, and marketing efforts.

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"Green" Building Intern at an Architecture Firm

Environmental awareness is at an all-time high all over the world! For this internship you will be working as an environmental consultant for businesses’ building designs. Your main tasks will consist of analyzing and evaluating designs, and ultimately you will get to review and edit businesses’ design applications and ensure they meet the requirements for achieving green building certification.

Art and Design internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Graphic Design Intern at a Local Graphic Design Firm

Contribute directly to content at a local graphic design start-up. Tasks may include designing logos, graphics, ads and other materials for clients & working with customers to understand their marketing needs.

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Marketing Design Intern at a Tourism Agency

Gain key insights into international tourism by contributing to the marketing department in the hospitality & tourism industry. Intern sample tasks include research and implementing marketing plans, and creating graphics and layouts for social media posts, cover letters, newsletters, presentation slides, and other outlets.

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Creative Arts Intern at a Local Non-Profit

Work as a designer for a company that creates products through the designs produced by young, disadvantaged children, during their free weekly creative art playgrounds. Interns placed with this non-profit help to transform these designs into marketable products that people can buy to support the creativity and playfulness of the children involved in the foundation.

Biology and Ecology internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Biology and Ecology placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Marine Biology Intern at a Marine Conservation Agency

Work with an agency which focuses on marine conservation off the coast of Vietnam. Interns will learn a variety of skills that includes non-profit management, conservation fieldwork, marine biology laboratory techniques, etc.

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Intern at an Agricultural Health Organization

Work in coordination with Vietnamese government agencies and project partners to plan and implement wildlife disease surveillance and research at the human/wildlife/domestic animal interface. You will help ensure efficient and accurate organization of documentation and finances for wildlife health projects.

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Agronomy Intern at a Development & Investment Firm

Work for a company that specializes in researching and applying technical sciences in agriculture throughout Vietnam. Responsibilities include performing regular field checks, monitoring soil moisture, and monitoring insect, weed & disease figures. Interns may also assist with equipment calibration and generating field reports.

Business & Economics internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Business & Economics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Administrative Intern at a Local Non-Profit

Work for an international non-profit which focuses on business and economic development, education, public health, and corporate social responsibility. Interns can expect to contribute to logistical projects such as researching, preparing trainings and workshops, and media for local and international projects & partners.

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Strategic Business Intern at a Chocolate Factory

Work directly on strategic planning for one of Vietnam’s largest and most diverse confectionary companies. An intern in this position would work in conjunction with multiple business departments (R&D, production, management, accounting, & sales) to develop new products and follow up on campaign launches. The ability to create detailed reports on market trends is also essential in this role.

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Project Management Intern for an International Business

Assist in delivering data entry and other BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) services provided to the company’s customers in Japan and other countries. Focus on quality control, lead-time, and productivity in delivering great service to customers.

Education internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Education placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Teaching Assistant for Young Learners

Work alongside a local teacher to assist with lesson planning, conducting lessons, activities, translations and other in-class duties. An intern in this placement can also expect to participate in the ongoing development of the course, offering ideas and suggestions for improvement.

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STEM Teaching Assistant at an International School

While teaching English is a common position held by foreigners in Vietnam, you could also have the opportunity to teach the highly important and in-demand skills of STEM at an international school.

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ESL Teaching Assistant at a Local Public School

Interns in this placement can expect to work in a Vietnamese public school teaching English to a range of ages and levels. Students will get the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of the Vietnamese public school system through this experience.

Engineering internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Engineering placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Aerospace Engineering Intern

An intern in this role can expect to work with the engineering department and support the team working on the maintenance and development of airplanes and other innovations.

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Chemical Engineering Intern at a Research Institute

An intern in this position can expect to work directly with his/her supervisor & other colleagues performing lab work in petrochemical engineering. Tasks include assisting with research, lab testing, and reporting.

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Civil Engineering Intern at an International Firm

Work for a large international civil engineering firm, employing more than 7000 staff, which works with both private and public contracts. An intern in this position can expect to work on structural analyses and helping to draw up new designs for a multitude of projects

Entrepreneurship internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Entrepreneurship placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Business Development Intern at an E-Commerce Start-Up

Work at one of Vietnam’s fastest-growing retail and B2C e-commerce companies. Responsibilities include supporting the planning, development and execution of tactical business growth objectives, doing events outreach, researching and connecting with small business for partnership opportunities.

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Sales Intern at a Local Cosmetics Company

Cosmetics is a booming industry in SE Asia, and so an intern can gain strong sales experience at this small, but growing, cosmetics company. Responsibilities include research to gain product knowledge, assistance with testing, and assisting with the import/export process of goods.

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Mobile Software Development Intern at an Education Company

Assist with the development of a content-rich mobile app for school operations management and school-parent communication. This company received awards in 2016 recognizing them as one of Vietnam’s most innovative start-ups. An intern in this placement will help to develop features/modules for the company’s software on the software development team. Note: only candidates with extensive experience in PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript etc

Environmental & Sustainability internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Agricultural Strategies Intern at a Local Non-Profit

Work with an organization that helps local farmers develop safe farming techniques in a landscape that is still riddled with unexploded munitions. An Intern at this organization can expect to assist with the logistics of training programs for local farmers, resource assistance, and introducing more sustainable and high-yield crops. Tasks include data collection, project logistics, and other administrative tasks.

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Sustainability Intern at Non-profit

Assist with development of projects that support reducing emissions, deforestation and forest degradation, and helping communities sustainably maintain their forests. Assist with writing and editing website and newsletter articles related to climate change, forest management and the environment.

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Sustainability Intern at a Renewable Energy Non-Profit

Work with a large international non-profit that works toward reducing poverty and increasing sustainability of local communities across the globe, operating in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Assist with a team of local and international advisors who go into the local community to give them tools, knowledge and connections needed to increase their income and become empowered to sustain their own successes. This intern will work directly with the department focused on agriculture, renewable energy, and water, sanitation & hygiene.

Fashion internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Fashion placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Fashion Intern at a Vietnamese Design Studio

This internship gives students a chance to contribute to the work of the studio by assisting with graphic design & art directing. Interns in this placement work directly with the studio design team producing lookbooks, assisting with fashion shows, and marketing.

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Fashion Intern at a Local Start-Up

Utilize your fashion design and fashion merchandising skills to contribute to the work of a local start-up whose profits benefit local children. Tasks include assisting the design team to fine-tune local export products to the tastes of the international market.

Finance internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Finance placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Finance Intern at a Local NGO

An intern in this placement will assist with managing reports to donors following grant agreements, financial policies, and assisting with the overall accounting in the organization. Other tasks include providing administrative support and supporting the project team when needed.

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Market Research Intern at an Investment Consulting Firm

This leading financial and business consulting company is one of the first in Vietnam to bring data analytics to finance and investing in the country. Tasks include assisting the research team to conduct data sourcing and mining, and assist financial data collection and financial analysis.

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Finance & Accounting Intern at a Local Business

Tasks include generating manage reports & financial analyses, coordinating budgets, projections and cost analyses, and identifying key insights on business initiatives, as well as administrative support.

Health internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Health placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Physical Therapy Intern at a Medical Clinic

An Intern in this placement will work closely with physical therapists and sports therapists to assess patients’ needs and assist with strength and conditioning programs, therapy machines, and contribute to the design and evaluation of therapy programs. Daily responsibilities may vary.

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Acupuncture Intern at a National Hospital

Learn about Eastern surgery and medicine through on-the-job training of Vietnamese traditional medicine and acupuncture. Tasks include shadowing in primary treatment of patients in Eastern medicinal techniques.

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Nursing Intern at an International Hospital

Interns in this hospital gain experience in a variety of disciplines (pediatrics, orthopedics, emergency medicine, etc). Interns will be shadowing and/or performing with supervision on the following: assessing patients’ needs, nursing diagnosis, development & nursing plans,and evaluating healthcare outcomes.

Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Culinary Arts Intern at a Fusion Restaurant

Work in one of Ho Chi Minh’s most innovative Asian & French fusion restaurants. An intern at this placement will gain work experience in both the back and front of house, as well as supporting local staff with improving communication with English-speaking guests.

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Hotel Guest Relations Intern at a Luxury Hotel

Interns can expect to work directly with guests in person and over the phone in assisting with customer service, reservations, and special executive registration. Tasks may include assisting with reservations, reception, tours for potential guests, and providing excellent customer service for diverse guests requests and concerns. Reports to GSE and/or CFM/DM.

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Guest Services Intern on a Cruise Ship

Gain experience in the luxury cruise sector with a company with more than 10 years of experience collaborating with boutique hotels, restaurants and travel agencies in Vietnam. Interns can expect to work directly with guests, focus on customer service strategies and collaborate with other business departments such as sales, HR and accounting to ensure a quality experience. Tasks may also include training local staff.

IT and Computer Systems internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample IT and Computer Systems placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Software Development Intern at a Software Development Firm

Work for Vietnam’s flagship agile software development firm, with offices in the USA, Vietnam and Hong Kong. An intern in this placement can expect to work with a small team and managers to develop applications on Cloud platforms that can grow to support millions of users. Experience appreciated (and to be gained) in JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Python, iOS, and Android development. Focus on Extreme Programming and SCRUM agile development methods.

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Website Development Intern at a Legal Services Company

Work for an international ERP solutions provider offering support in practice management solutions for elite law firms in Singapore. An intern in this role can expect to manage the frontend of the company’s website and work to review and update systems for the best customer interface.

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Web Software Development Intern at an IT Solutions Company

Assist with software development at a globally-recognized company focused on business solutions in Embedded Systems, Factory Automation, and Enterprise Resource Planning. Responsibilities may include developing applications using Spring Technologies, developing and executing tests using relevant technologies, and assisting the team leader with research about essential web technologies for their projects.

Journalism and Media internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Journalism and Media placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Broadcasting Intern at a Local News Channel

Join one of Vietnam’s leading news channels to report the news about the international community in Vietnam and assist with curating the world news. Responsibilities include assisting with translations, writing scripts and news reports, conducting interviews, and filming & editing.

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Reporting Intern for a Community Arts Organization

Working in this one-of-a-kind agency, interns will attend events happening in the Vietnamese art community, conduct interviews with art and culture people to write articles, take pictures, make videos, and post to social media to capture the growing art scene in Vietnam.

NGOs and Non-Profit internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample NGOs and Non-Profit placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Administrative Intern at a Development Non-Profit

Work for an international knowledge and capacity-building organization which implements results-oriented social and economic development programming on a non-profit basis, focusing in education, public health and corporate social responsibility. Interns in this role can expect to assist project teams in researching, preparing documents for trainings and workshops, and conduct logistics for projects and travel.

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Support Intern at a Educational Farm

Gain valuable experience contributing to the organization’s mission of creating educational opportunities for green-thinking in children and young people. An intern in this placement can expect to assist with daily activities of the farm including organizing events and activities for groups of children. Responsibilities may include taking care of crops and livestock, as well as contributing ideas to the agritourism set-up.

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Support Intern for Vulnerable Women & Children

This NGO is focused on improving the lives of Vietnamese women and children affected by violence and discrimination. Interns will get involved with fundraising, project implementation, capacity building activities, and gain a deeper understanding of NGOs in Vietnam in general and the country’s social work practice in particular.

Social Work internships available in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Social Work placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Diversity & Inclusion Intern at a Local Social Center

Are you passionate about diversity inclusion and equal rights for minority groups, including ethnic and gender minorities? Work at a local social center, which is a pioneer in raising awareness about these issues, traditionally not discussed openly in Vietnam. Interns can expect to bring their international perspective to work, helping to research best practices and implement projects that make real-life impacts to the minority communities in Vietnam.

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Support Intern at an International NGO

Every child deserves a fair chance and quality care, and this NGO rescues street children, children with disabilities, and children who have been trafficked providing them with the services needed for recovery and growth. Interns will have the opportunity to assist this amazing organization by joining their communications team to help spread the word and gain support!

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Community Support Intern at an NGO

This organization is committed to empowering disadvantaged communities in rural and mountainous areas to adapt to changing environments, and to manage sustainable livelihood systems in an equal and compassionate society. An intern in this placement can expect to contribute to a variety of projects including marketing, educational development, and community outreach.

Program Details

Intern for Credit

Want credit for your internship? We can do that for you!

Coursework

You will participate in the Intern Abroad online course, developed and facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Engel, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning, who has been teaching culture and career-oriented courses online for more than 10 years.  To learn more about how this course will help you enhance your employability, take a look at the course overview.

Credit

A respected New Hampshire university, Plymouth State University is CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner for internship programs. Plymouth State University is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Micro-credential

All participants in this program are eligible to earn a Working Across Cultures Micro-credential at no extra charge! Make sure you opt in at the beginning of the course.

Why Life in Ho Chi Minh City

Once called the Pearl of the Far-East, Saigon Gia Dinh (later renamed Ho Chi Minh City) has never failed that title. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle represent special Vietnamese traits with contemporary touch of American and French characteristics. These days, the city is one of Vietnam’s key cultural, trading, and education hubs. And its central location in Southeast Asia is perfect for visiting nearby destinations like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, and Malaysia.

For anyone with a passion for food, studying and living in Ho Chi Minh City offers you the opportunity to experience not only Pho (traditional soup) and Com Tam (broken rice) but also many diverse flavors, from restaurant food to street food. In order to experience the best tastes of street food, you need to know the right places, and the easiest way to do that is getting recommendations from your Vietnamese “buddy,” a local student who is matched with you and will help you acclimate to your new home.

Ho Chi Minh is a dynamic city with a variety of entertainment, day and night. Learn about the history of the city by visiting its famous museums, or simply take in the local culture through strolls through the parks or stops at the many coffee shops. The City’s nightlife is thriving as well. From night markets to clubs to street food stalls, you’ll always have something to keep you busy. And, remember, you’re studying in the tropics! Just over an hour’s drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau offers a relaxing experience on the beach.

Live La Vida Local

  • Climate

    The hottest days are in April and May, with the coolest December to March.

  • Entertainment

    Unlike the gentle and classic beauty of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh is a dynamic city with a number of entertainment forms, day and night.

  • Passion for Food

    Studying and living in Ho Chi Minh City is a good chance to experience not only Pho (traditional soup) and Com Tam (broken rice) but also many diverse flavors, from restaurant food to street food.

Housing in Ho Chi Minh City

Location

Interns will live in single rooms in shared apartments with other CIS Abroad participants or other international students and interns. You’ll share bathrooms and living space with 1-2 other people. Each room comes with basic furniture, wifi, and the kitchen has cooking supplies.

Check out the photo gallery to get an idea of what your housing could be like.

Meals

You’ll share a kitchen with 1-2 other people so you can cook your own food or head outside the building to find many restaurants and cafes. Put your skills to the test and try cooking local dishes for your friends!

Inclusions and Amenities

  • BathroomShared
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Single Room
  • Wi-Fi

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in U.S. dollars and include the following:

  • Orientation in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Intro to Vietnamese language during orientation
  • Multiple excursions depending on the length of your program
  • Internship Placement and support
  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing (homestay)
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • La Vida Local cultural program

Welcome & Orientation

Upon arrival, take part in both the university and CIS Abroad’s orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of life in Vietnam, like how to get around by public transportation, how to stay safe, what to do in case of an emergency and who to contact if you have any questions. Your site director will also tell you all about the favorite places in town (restaurants, museums, markets, and entertainment). Join in on a welcome meal, something traditional and yummy so that you can start to taste the local flavor.

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

Though you’re not an astronaut returning from space, re-entering your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system. Your site director will walk you through some of the things to expect, help you reflect on your time abroad so that you can remember the highlights and share them with family and friends. And eat one more amazing meal as part of your farewell to Vietnam.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

Go underground to see the impressive network of tunnels used by Vietnamese soldiers against colonial French powers and during the Vietnam war. More than just a hideout, these tunnels were a way of moving about secretly and were equipped with kitchens, living quarters, and underground hospitals. A must-see!

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

Meet at the mouth of the Mekong where one of the world’s longest rivers meets the South China Sea. The river is home to more than just fish – the Mekong basin is one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. Explore the natural and human-made beauty at the delta, from the rice paddies to the floating markets and pagodas.

Market and City Tour

Market and City Tour

Orient yourself to your new city! Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is known for its vibrant and buzzing pace. Take a day and see some of what it has to offer. Tour old colonial architecture like the Notre Dame Cathedral (yes, Vietnam has one, too!) or Old Post Office and bargain your way through some of Southeast Asia’s best street markets.

Site Director

Travel Tip:

Be open minded with the new culture, cuisine, lifestyle etc. You can learn a lot through exploring, adapting and respecting new a culture, a new country. Be well prepared and planned to avoid culture shock in the first few days. Nowadays, there are many travel blogs, food review shows etc. that you can check as a pre-departure information then explore yourself later and have your own stories.

Travel Tip:

Be open minded with the new culture, cuisine, lifestyle etc. You can learn a lot through exploring, adapting and respecting new a culture, a new country. Be well prepared and planned to avoid culture shock in the first few days. Nowadays, there are many travel blogs, food review shows etc. that you can check as a pre-departure information then explore yourself later and have your own stories.

About:

I was born and grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the biggest and most popular cities in Vietnam. I earned my BA in Sociology from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and spent more than a year in Holland for the certificate of International Communication. Since that study abroad experience, I have been always working in the field of Education, especially assisting Vietnamese students with planning and preparing for studying abroad. I have had opportunities to travel and explore different parts of the world such as Europe (Holland, Belgium, France, Germany), Australia, and Asia (China, Korea, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore). I’m keen on sharing my Vietnam with visitors. I enjoy spending time with my son, my friends and relatives, writing my own fiction stories, and watching television series.

Your Support Staff

CIS Abroad Advising & Support
Travel Tip:

You’ll be supported every step of the way!

Global Advising

Our advising team will help match you with a program that fits your academic and personal needs. Once you have selected your program our advisor will help you complete your Online Application.

Program Enrollment

Once you’ve started your application and submitted the $90 deposit, you’ll be assigned a program enrollment coordinator who will guide you through the enrollment process to get you abroad!

COVID-19 Plan

We believe that study abroad is still possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but certain policies and procedures will need to be in place to ensure every student can be safe and healthy during their semester abroad.

Learn more about CIS Abroad’s Risk Management Team’s three step process for operating  our programs around the world and important program refund policies.

Read more below for information related to this program:

Add-Ons

Add to your program for no extra fee!

As an intern, you have the opportunity to earn a micro-credential from CIS Abroad! Having a highly visible addition to your resume or LinkedIn profile can help you stand out from other job seekers. It’s a fast-track way to identify demonstrated skills that make YOU a more valuable contributor to an organization.

Learn more about the Working Across Cultures micro-credential.

HOW TO SIGN UP
If you’re interested in earning this micro-credential, please message your instructor by the beginning of the second week of your internship.

Dates & Prices

ADVISOR TIP: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Application Deadline: Feb 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: May 14 (Estimated)
  • Departure: July 15 | August 12 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,790 - $5,790 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Mar 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 18 (Estimated)
  • Departure: August 19 | September 16 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,790 - $5,790 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

Estimated

8 Week Internship: $4,790
12 Week Internship: $5,790

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.