Winter SE Asia 2018


January 1st, 2018 to January 13th, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

        What is better than a tropical escape from the winter freeze this January? Join us in Thailand and Vietnam to get your opportunity to experience two unique and beautiful cities while exploring international business outside of the traditional classroom. Be prepared to walk into some incredible businesses and organizations and hear from top level executives to truly understand how their marketing, communications and general business operations work. Each company visit will be unique, and you’ll learn a variety of applicable skills and strategies along the way.

        You will have scheduled city tours and cultural events, as well as plenty of time to explore Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh during your free time. You will find that the food is incredible, and the people are incredibly kind and humbling. The group will be led by experienced university faculty and IBS staff throughout the seminar and will be completely supported during your time abroad.

Leanna’s GoPro Session video from Winter SE Asia 2017:

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Itinerary:

Date: Time: Schedule: Lodging:
Monday
January 1
Depart USA Airplane
Tuesday
January 2
Transpacific Flight Airplane
Wednesday
January 3
AM
PM
PM
Arrive in Bangkok and Transfer to the Hotel
Short Orientation around the Hotel
Orientation City Tour of Bangkok / Welcome Dinner
Bangkok
Thursday
January 4
AM

PM
PM

American Chamber of Commerce – Economic Overview & U.S. Foreign Direct Investments

Rembrandt Hotel by Warwick – Tourism and Hospitality

Edwards Lifesciences– High-Tech Medical Devices

Bangkok
Friday
January 5
AM

 

DKSH – Market Expansion Services

Afternoon Free to Explore Bangkok

Bangkok
Saturday
January 6
Morning

 

 

Day Tour of the Maeklong Train Market and the Damnoen Floating Market

Bangkok
Sunday
January 7
Free Day to Enjoy Bangkok Bangkok
Monday
January 8
Morning

 

 

Afternoon

Airport transfer from hotel

Group flight to Ho Chi Minh

Arrive Ho Chi Minh and transfer to hotel

Ho Chi Minh Inner City Walking Tour

Ho Chi Minh
Tuesday
January 9
10 AM

2 PM

US Commercial Service Vietnam – Economic Briefing & Services to U.S. Companies

Entrepreneur Panel: “Doing Business in and with Vietnam from Differing Perspectives”, hosted by Ken D. Duong, Esq, International Business Attorney

Ho Chi Minh
Wednesday
January 10
Morning

 

Afternoon

Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) – Emerging Markets

Intel Vietnam – Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

Ho Chi Minh
Thursday
January 11
Morning Mekong Delta Tour Ho Chi Minh
Friday
January 12
 

Evening

Free Day to Enjoy Ho Chi Minh

Wrap-up Session / Farewell Dinner

Ho Chi Minh
Saturday
January 13
Return to USA Airplane

Itinerary Subject to Change (Updated January 23rd, 2017)

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“I gained a more open mind, patience, and a hunger for travel during my experience abroad. It was worthwhile because it showed me that I would like to work on an international assignment some day, and now if an employer asks me I can say “yes!” without any hesitation or uncertainty whether or not I will be happy!”

– Northern Illinois University, Winter Southeast Asia 2017 Alum

“I gained a greater understanding of Vietnam’s history and culture, and an idea of where Thailand will be heading in the future. If given the chance to do it again, I definitely would.”

– University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Winter Southeast Asia 2017 Alum

“I am originally from Asia (India), I had never thought of exploring my own continent or even imagined that there is so much to see and learn in Asia. I was always more inclined towards exploring the western side. but this trip has given me a new vision and understanding of Asia.”

– Northern Illinois University, Winter Southeast Asia 2017 Alum

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