1. PICK UP ON ARRIVAL
  • You need to send arrival information ( name of terminal – airport; time of arrival) to IAESTE Vietnam and your employers latest in 2 weeks before your arrival.
  • You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your accommodation .
  1. AIRPORTS
  • Closest airport to current employers associating with IAESTE Vietnam
  • Noi Bai international airport: 1 – 1,5 hour from Bac Giang, Hanoi, Thai Nguyen; 2 – 3h from Hai Phong
  • Cat Bi international airport: 5 km from Hai Phong
  1. ACCOMMODATION
  • You will be arranged shared room with other IAESTE trainees/ or with other students/ staff of your colleges/ universities/ companies.
  • Types of accommodation:
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory
  • Homestay living
  • Flat
  • You need to contact with your employer to ask about the concrete type of accommodation arranged for you before your arrival.
  1. MONEY EXCHANGE
  • Vietnam Currency: VND
  • You can change money before your arrival; or:
  • You can exchange money in Vietnam at
  • International airports
  • Banks
  1. SIMCARD
  • Vietnam Simcard is available at anywhere.
  • You should ask your employer for help to buy a Simcard
  1. INTERNET CONNECTION
  • You can subscribe for Internet connection on your Simcard with cheap price
  • Internet/ Wifi is availble at most offices and shops in Vietnam
  • You can ask your employer for help in case there is no Internet connection at your accommodation
  1. TRANSPORT
  • Bus, motorbike, bicycle, taxi, motorbike taxi (Xe om)
  • Your employer may lend you a motorbike or bicycle during your internship
  • You can rent a motorbike/ bicycle for travelling
  • It is cheap to buy an old motorbike or bicycle
  • It is easy to call taxi and motorbike taxi

Please read more here: https://www.vietnamonline.com/transport.html

  1. FOODS
  1. LIVING EXPENSES
  • For foods and drinks, it may cost you around 1.500.000 – 3.000.000 VND for a month, based on the area where you do your internship (please read your Work Offer to know estimate living expenses)
  • For accommodation, you will pay for accommodation as written in the Work Offer
  • Note:
  • If it is written “Lodging: 0 VND” in your offer, you will not have to pay for accommodation
  • For electricity and water: you should contact your employer to ask if you need to pay for electricity and water before your arrival
  1. SHOPPING

You can buy almost everything at:

  • Grocery stores
  • Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • A variety of other stores
  1. GYMS

There are Gyms almost anywhere in Vietnam. You need to ask you employer the address of good Gyms which is close to your acommodation/ working place.

  1. WEATHER IN VIETNAM
  1. SUGGESTED CLOTHES
  • You should prepare 2 these types of clothes:
  • Formal clothes at work (important)
  • Casual clothes in daily life (important)
  • Notes:
  • Clothes are not too expensive in Vietnam, so if you do not want to carry heavy suitcases, just bring a few and ask your employer for help with buying clothes.
  • Avoid wearing shorts, and other unsuitable clothes when visiting pagodas/ church in Vietnam.
  1. OTHER SUGGESTIONS
  • Your country’s Flag (***)
  • Traditional costumes of your country (***)
  • Unique books/ candies/ cakes/wine/ cards/etc (***)

( ***) in case there are some exchange cultural programm; if possible

  • Suncreen
  • Sun protection jacket
  • Student Card
  • Driving licenses
  • Always bring passport with you when you do not sleep at your arranged accommodation.
  • For everything related to your internships, please email to both your employer and IAESTE Vietnam .

Read more here: http://iaestevietnam.org/international-students/

We are looking forward to meeting you in Vietnam! Welcome to our IAESTE family!!!!!!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

IAESTE Vietnam, International Cooperation Centre

Tan Thinh ward, Thai Nguyen city 250000 VIETNAM

Website: iaestevietnam.org, Email: iaestevietnam@gmail.com; Tel. (84) 167 269 7319

Fanpage: fb.com/iaestevietnam; Fb Group: fb.com/groups/iaestevietnam