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What to expect in Vietnam

As an epicurean powerhouse, Vietnam offers its visitors a myriad of culinary flavors and cultural experiences. Adventure travellers are drawn to Vietnam’s beaches, bays, caves, and national parks. From its history of colonialization and war, Vietnam has emerged with a vibrant identity visible in any of its booming metropolises. Located on the South China Sea, Vietnam is a country rich with history, welcoming people, and stunning landscapes. After years spent ruled as a French colony, this unique nation has developed its independence over the second half of the twentieth century, allowing the culture to flourish.

Where do we operate programs in Vietnam

What type of programs can you do in Vietnam

Study Abroad in Vietnam

STUDY ABROAD IN VIETNAM

Enhance your academic studies and expand your cultural horizons by choosing to study in Vietnam

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Volunteer Abroad in Vietnam

VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN VIETNAM

The Volunteer in Vietnam Program takes place in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Located on the South China Sea, Vietnam is a country rich with history, welcoming people, and stunning landscapes.

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Our Vietnam Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

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Campus Life Teaching Volunteer in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

You will be playing the role of a mentor inside the Bach Viet College (Nursing and Business Administration being the main majors of this school). This is often in the form of re-enactments, real-life scenes and communication.

Campus Life Teaching Volunteer in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

You will be playing the role of a mentor inside the Bach Viet College (Nursing and Business Administration being the main majors of this school). This is often in the form of re-enactments, real-life scenes and communication. Your advanced level English or Native Speaker level will be just what your peers need to move their language skills forward.

Each class runs a total of 2 hours and will be led by a head participant mentor (everyone will get a chance to lead the lesson). During each session, the lead mentor will spend 30 minutes at the beginning of every class reviewing old lessons and previewing the lesson of the day. Thereafter, students will be divided into small groups, whereby each

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Vietnam

Teaching in Ho Chi Minh City

Lend a helping hand as a caretaker for young children at a local kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh.

Teaching in Ho Chi Minh City

Kindergarten
Play games, sing songs and teach basic English. Your full energy and assistance is needed as you engage with 3-6 year old children in this kindergarten serving the local community. You will help the dedicated teaching staff with daily tasks, as you feed, play with, and provide one-on-one attention to the young children in attendance.

English Teaching
Teaching with a twist! Help students your own age with your advanced English skills, in a two-way learning process that will allow for great cultural exchange! Teach English! Native and advanced level speakers will help students improve vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation and fine tune their overall knowledge of English. You will as

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Vietnam

Vietnam Kindergarten Ho Chi Minh

This local kindergarten can really use your help with the day to day tasks required to service local children from ages 3 to 6 years old.

Vietnam Kindergarten Ho Chi Minh

You will be able to work in one of the 4 classrooms available and assist the teaching staff. Most classes have between 10-15 children.

In the morning you will pick the kids up, play some games and maybe sing some songs in the school yard and then you will lead them to their classroom. Once they are settled in, you can engage with the children with different learning activities that may include teaching English and helping them practice writing in their notebooks. You can even use other creative and fun ways to help them learn basic tasks through songs, dance or games.

At lunchtime, you will help with bringing out the food, helping the children and cleaning up the eating area. After the meal

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Vietnam

Vietnam Medical Placement Ho Chi Minh

This program is based in a government-operated hospital, serving the community of Ho Chi Minh. Observation, recording and analysing will be a key part of this project, as it is a hands-off experience.

Vietnam Medical Placement Ho Chi Minh

It’s important to note that these institutions are bound by government regulations and cannot allow international participants to perform tasks independently. For this reason, this project is best suited to pre-medical or medical students hoping to gain more insight into the Vietnamese healthcare system.

You will have the opportunity to shadow nurses, doctors, and therapists. Depending on your choice and availability, your daily tasks may consist of medication preparation, blood pressure measurement, basic triage and wound care.

The hospital has an x-ray room, a children’s ward, an adult ward, a physiotherapy department, as well as an operating theatre, all of which participants may be activ

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN VIETNAM

In your spare time in Vietnam, there are numerous activities and experiences to enjoy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Sample Vietnamese Cuisine: Delight in Vietnamese dishes like pho, banh mi, and fresh spring rolls, as well as regional specialties from different parts of the country.
  • Attend Cultural Performances: Experience traditional water puppet shows, dance performances, and cultural events that showcase Vietnamese artistry and traditions.
  • Cruise Halong Bay: Embark on a cruise through the stunning limestone formations and emerald waters of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Experience the Mekong Delta: Take a boat tour through the lush Mekong Delta, exploring floating markets, traditional villages, and local handicrafts.

Recent Vietnam Testimonials

Silvia BVolunteer in Vietnam

I was in Vietnam for a volunteer program of World Endeavors. Vietnam was better than I expected. It's an amazing country. Everything was perfect

Anna GVolunteer in Vietnam

Good organizational skills and well-prepared advisors. Staying with the kids was beautiful and they made me extremely happy. Vietnam is a wonderful country and this culturally-immersive trip has changed myself opening my mind and my heart.

Virginia GVolunteer in Vietnam

The people in World Endeavors are very kind and they help you with every single problem or question you have. The country was extraordinary and everyone was very kind with me and with all the volunteers. The "international volunteering" is something that everyone should try: another culture, another way of life. But we are part of the same world!

Matthew VVolunteer in Vietnam

I loved the people, culture, food, customs, and language of Vietnam. I loved every minute of my experience. World Endeavors provided me with excellent service and helped me throughout the process. There is nothing that could have been improved and I loved my experience abroad.

Vietnam FAQs

What is the Best Time to Visit Vietnam?

The most popular time to visit Vietnam is Spring and Autumn, from February to April and August to October. The temperatures are not too hot during these times, and there is very light rainfall. However, Vietnam is a great place to visit year-round!

Is Vietnam a Good Place to Visit?

Vietnam is an excellent destination for travelers of all types, offering stunning beaches, historical sites, vibrant cities, and delicious cuisine. The country is also very affordable, making it a great budget-friendly destination.

How to Apply for a Vietnam Visa?

Most visitors to Vietnam will need to apply for a visa in advance. This can be done online, by mail, or in person at a consulate. The application process typically requires a valid passport, a passport-style photo, and a completed application form. Depending on the type of visa, additional documents may be required. You must also have at least one blank visa page. When you apply for a World Endeavors program, you’ll have our helpful advisors to guide you through every step, so you won’t have to worry about visa woes!

How Long Can I Stay in Vietnam?

That depends on the type of visa you have, as well as the program you choose! Tourist visas are typically valid for 15-30 days, while longer-term visas can be valid for up to one year. The World Endeavors team will help ensure your visa is valid for your program with us.

Is Vietnam Safe to Travel to?

Vietnam is generally considered safe for travelers. It’s a popular tourist destination known for its rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful landscapes. However, like traveling to any country, there are some precautions to keep in mind to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, such as:

  • Be aware of health advisories, vaccinations, and any health precautions for the region you plan to visit.
  • Familiarize yourself with local laws, customs, and cultural sensitivities. It’s essential to respect local customs and traditions.
  • Keep an eye on your belongings, be cautious with your personal information, and only use reputable tour operators.

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