Trip Details

You are about to embark on an exciting cultural adventure outside of your comfort zone. You will use your own unique communication skills, as you engage with local university students who are interested in getting a glimpse of what your life is like in your home country. At the same time, they will be glad to share their own experiences with you, as you join their efforts to research and complete a presentation on chosen topics, all in English. The students might be a bit shy at first, but with your help they will be able to share all that they have learned with their classmates.

At the same time, you will be enjoying your own cultural immersion, during your home stay with a local family who can provide you with insight into their daily life. You will even have opportunities to shop in local markets and prepare meals with your hosts. This experience will give you a broader perspective about life in Vietnam and allow you to learn firsthand and up close.

Your homestay will be in close proximity to your program and you will be able to use bikes that will be provided for daily transportation. You might even want to venture out and explore the neighborhood or other local places of interest with others in the program and/or local students, as you get to know the community where you will be spending your time.

Aims & Objectives

  • Gain invaluable and practical experience in teaching
  • Develop your teamwork skills through hands on presentations and activities
  • Broaden your knowledge of the local customs, history and culture of Vietnam

Trip Itinerary

Teach. Engage. Learn. Make your trip to Vietnam even more memorable, as you immerse yourself in the culture and make new friends at the same time!

There are local students and families eager to make your acquaintance! You will teach English, team up with local university students on class presentations, and even learn to prepare typical Vietnamese meals with host families during your homestay. Together you will bridge cultural gaps in a fun and exciting way.

Monday
Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho via bus
Lunch and free time
Meet the students and get English teaching topics
Introduction to host family and learn home stay rules
Cook dinner, eat with family and get to know them better
Free time

Tuesday
Head to your program at the university
Have breakfast
Receive Teamwork presentation topics and pair with students in that class
Lunch break
Receive Teamwork presentation topics and pair with students in that class
Return to home stay to assist with meal preparation.
Enjoy dinner with host family
Free time

Wednesday
Early morning visit to the Floating Market
Breakfast
Visit Fruit Garden
Lunch
Visit local Children’s Home
Return to home stay to assist with meal preparation
Enjoy dinner with host family

Thursday
Head to the school for breakfast
Teamwork Presentations for each group
Lunch break
Teamwork Presentations for each group
Return to home stay to assist with meal preparation
Enjoy dinner with host family
Free time

Friday
Enjoy breakfast at the school
Teach English with your personally designed lesson plan, based on topic provided on 1st day
Lunch
Teach English with your personally designed lesson plan, based on topic provided on 1st day
Relax and have some snacks as you prepare for the Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner and Performance: A night of Cultural Exchange with Singing, Traditional Dances, Storytelling and Community Engagement
Back to Homestay

Saturday
Farewell to Host family
Breakfast at the school
Receive certificate from FPT University
Departure

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

Trip Accommodation

Welcome to one of the most famous regions in all of Vietnam. The Mekong River is probably the most well known body of water in Southeast Asia and the way of life along the river is like no other. The Mekong Delta is in southern Vietnam and here you will find floating markets, rice paddies, swamps, and even houses on the water along with plenty of slow boat activity traversing the many canals and tributaries.This is a great location to explore the heart of what is lovingly referred to as the “rice bowl” in Vietnam.

Accommodation & Food

Your accommodation in the Mekong Delta will be in one of our selected home stay locations. While here you will get to know a local family and even participate in the shopping and preparation of meals for the family and yourself. You will have full community engagement as you immerse yourself in the culture of Vietnam. You will have a western styled bathroom and Toilet. WiFi in public areas is available but sometimes limited.

Food Arrangements
Three meals a day during the week (breakfast, lunch and dinner), two meals (brunch and dinner) on weekends will be served. The food will be typical Vietnamese dishes cooked by your host family and using local ingredients. Mainly rice and Vegetables.

Facilities
Our program location is convenient to local shops, market, ATM, banks, pharmacy and clinics.

Sights & Surroundings
Can Tho
You will be in the heart of the Mekong Delta and Can Tho is a great place to begin your exploration of this enchanted area. You will find all of the major attractions and amenities in this bustling city.

Trip Country Info

Vietnam

Population: Approx.92 million
Capital: Hanoi
Language: Vietnamese
Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)
Time zone: UTC +7

Vietnam is currently the world’s 13th most populous country and occupies 331,211 square kilometers. Today, although scarred by its past, Vietnam is a fast-growing economy helped by tourism that its interesting history and beautiful sights draw in.

One frequent thing to hear is that it has not yet been subjected to the western influence that Thailand and, to an extent, Cambodia have been. The Vietnamese still tend to prefer their traditional cuisine to the fast food chains that seem to be taking over the world.

Aside from the beautiful countryside of the north, rice fields and beaches, Vietnam is a country that is very much on the move. Roads are being upgraded, new hotels are opening everywhere and its cities are fastly developing.

If you are planning to work & travel in Vietnam there are a number of fulfilling opportunities available from volunteering with children to Hospital Out reach projects. As an experienced gap year travel company we have helped many people enjoy the delights of Vietnam during their gap year so if you are looking for an adventure in South East Asia you should add Vietnam to your shortlist. Few countries in the world can offer such a diverse range of culture, history, natural wonders and excitement.

Vietnam offers ravishing coastlines, emerald-green mountains and dynamic cities. The breathtaking National Parks continue to yield new species and are teaming with exotic wildlife. With outstanding cultural interest and one of the world’s best cuisines, Vietnam has it all. If you are looking for a Volunteer experience in Vietnam have a look at our latest experiences below.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa