Vietnam Study Tour voted one of the best learning experiences a student can have
Dr Catherine Burns has convened the Department of International Business and Asian Studies Vietnam Study Tour for undergraduate students for the past two years. Accompanying students on this three-week tour, Dr Burns said the course provides a wide range of experiences and encourages students from all disciplinary backgrounds to apply their skills to the Vietnamese context.
"The tour gave students the opportunity to experience an authentic in-country introduction to Vietnamese business, culture, politics and history," she said.
Student evaluations have consistently resulted in 100% satisfaction in organisation, assessment feedback and course engagement in learning across the two years the course has been offered.
Bachelor of Asian Studies/Communications student (Natasha) said “Especially valuable were the various lectures on economic theory and practice from Vietnam’s Foreign Trade University and Ministry of Planning and Investment, a Q&A session with executives from Microsoft Vietnam and the Young Businesspeople Association, and a meeting with the Head of a Commune People’s Committee.”
Another student wrote, “Being able to travel to and around Vietnam, particularly to areas that may not necessarily be frequented by other tours and to meet people that tourists wouldn't have the opportunity to meet, was invaluable. I highly recommend this Vietnam Study Tour as one of the best learning tools/experiences a student can have.”
“I have always been interested in Asia, and the opportunity to study in Vietnam and immerse myself in Vietnamese culture was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, particularly as a mature-age student,” said Asian Studies student Lauren.
The study tour is supported by CISaustralia who is dedicated to providing Australians innovative, high quality overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth and developing engaged world citizens.
The tentative dates for the 2018 2026IBA Vietnam Study Tour is 6th–24th January 2018, with application due around September 2017.
To register your participation in a short term or Study Abroad program with Global Mobility, students must:
- Be currently enrolled in a Griffith program
- Have completed a minimum 10CP at Griffith
- Have a passport valid for at least six months after the completion of the overseas short term program
- Have approval to participate in the program from their Host School at Griffith (this may be in the form of a Study Plan or an Elective Agreement)
For more information, please contact: Dr Catherine Burns