Study in Vietnam

This three-week study tour is a 10 Credit Point (CP) course providing a wide range of experiences and encourages students from all disciplinary backgrounds to apply their skills to the Vietnamese context. The course provides an authentic in-country introduction to Vietnamese business, culture, politics and history.

For more information

Contact Dr Catherine Burns


Program: Up to $3,200 (subject to final numbers) including:

  • domestic flight
  • 3–4 star accommodation
  • most meals
  • tours

$500 deposit due:  9 August 2019

Full payment due mid semester (TBA)

International flights: Approximately $1,000 (depending on your choice of airline)

Financial assistance: (undergraduate students only)

  • $500 Griffith Business School grants (10 available)
  • $7,800 interest free loan, OS-HELP (80CP required)

Course information

This course is an open elective and is available for all undergraduate students. Further information and course outlines may be found at:

Itinerary 2019

Travel dates are 3-21 November 2019.

Past experiences

Vietnam clean up group 2019

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Vietnam Study Tour voted best learning experience

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Students flourish in Vietnamese immersion

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Student videos

2019 tour highlights

An overview of the tour in a short film by Kelly Burstow.

Student interviews

Feedback from previous students by Kelly Burstow.

Student testimonials

'I would recommend this course to EVERY student. It's an amazing experience and 100% worthwhile. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.'

'Honestly, everything about this course was amazing.'

'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.'

'Hanging out with Hanoi University students was great, particularly because their English was excellent. It’s an awesome trip that balanced learning with fun.'

‘What an awesome experience! Such an incredible opportunity to do so many awesome activities.’

'The Vietnam Study Tour is hands-down the best course I have ever done. Such a rich and interesting experience that I will remember for the rest of my life... I have gained such a love and appreciation for Vietnam and have learnt so much about it's culture, people and history.'

'Listening to Vietnamese presenters was fantastic! Visiting universities in Vietnam and talking to the students allowed me to grasp a good understanding of Vietnamese culture.'

'The opportunity to ask questions outside the classroom was excellent and more personal. I overall really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with Vietnamese people individually.'

‘It was amazing! I enjoyed the sight-seeing, the people I’ve met and all the yummy food.’

'I was amazed at how extensively we travelled the country. The variety of different experiences provided me with a comprehensive look at Vietnam’s business landscape, culture and history.'

'Academic activities and cultural experiences were well balanced. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and gained a lot from it. I definitely recommend it to future students.'

‘A thoroughly fantastic and worthwhile experience.’

'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.'