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Health and Safety
At SE Vietnam, we care about our students’ health and safety as much as their families do. We take the responsibility of providing fruitful and safe programs to make sure that students can study, experience fully and at the same time stay healthy.
 
INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE
 
International Insurance is strictly required for all students. Basically, the insurance covers students for accidents and illness during the program.  In case students decide to purchase the insurance themselves in home country, they must provide us with purchased insurance’s information for better following-up. Please read this article on Travel Insurance: What should you look for? before ordering the insurance service. In case students would like SE Vietnam to purchase the insurance for them, we will help them purchase the service from a Vietnamese insurance company and provide them with insurance details. Please read this article on “Insurance for international students in Vietnam” for further information.
 
PRE-DEPARUTRE SUPPORT
 
The student keeps close contact with our program coordinator before the departure. The coordinator will provide direct consultancy and reply to any inquiries. We also prepare a “Pre-departure Guide book” for the student to study about the country, to prepare a go-abroad checklist and record some emergency contacts. This guide book would be revised every month for updates.
 
ORIENTATION
 
Health & Safety issues are carefully addressed in the orientation session before any program starts. SE Vietnam staff would highlight local health and safety issues as well as emergency procedures. The orientation will be conducted by both SE Vietnam and the host school/company
 
 
24/7 EMERGENCY CONTACT
 
Emergency contact is provided to students before their departure so that they can share with their parents or other close people at home. We deeply understand the worries of students and their dear ones during the far-from-home trips, so we are happy to help them feel safe with our care. The emergency contact person has a network of local contacts such as hospital, police, embassy and the students’ neighbors so as to quickly react to unexpected situations.
 
SAFETY TIPS & RESOURCES
 
Students should avoid:
  • Staying out after midnight or after a local curfew
  • Being in a high-crime area
  • Staying alone in an isolated area
  • Sleeping in an unlocked room
  • Eating food with unknown origin or without being guided by the local
  • Being on a motorbike without wearing helmet
 
Students should pay attention to:
  • What is advised by SE Vietnam staff and the local buddies
  • Local law, rules, curfew and warnings
  • The address of your accommodation and emergency contact
  • Other sources of help around you (phones, stores, police, etc.)

 

Play hard. Stay safe. Photo: Sebatian Jonshoej

                              Play hard. Stay safe. Photo: Sebatian Jonshoej

 
 
Ask me






I don’t think there is anything that SE Vietnam could’ve done better. They gave me all the support I need to get through my internship in Vietnam.


HEATHER JOANN SHEFFIELD

I was very nervous because it was my first time in Vietnam, but Student Exchange Vietnam (SEV) made me feel that I made a right decision to come for an internship here. They will not let you feel away from your home as they will treat you not just like a student intern but as a part of the SEV family.


MARVIN M.NAPI

Being in Vietnam has taught me so much about different people and cultures, and my internship with SE Vietnam was a real life changing experience. 


LILLIAN S. GRANT

I would definitely recommend this program to my friends/colleagues or anyone that are interest in doing internship abroad in Vietnam.


ANDREW NGUYEN

I get lots of support from my Vietnamese local buddies and become real friends in spite of different interests. 


ISABELLA T. SULLIVAN