We are VietAbroader.
From 2004 until now, by upholding our decade-proven values, VietAbroader has sent our members to numerous top universities and colleges around the world, as well as prestigious employment opportunities.
We empower Vietnamese youth.
This summer 2016, we will be offering a wide range of activities to all Vietnamese youth from 14-25 years old!
Our programs are organized by many experienced youth leaders, and there is something for everybody. More information will be released very soon.
Wait for it, here comes THE BEST SUMMER EVER with VietAbroader!
VietAbroader Study-Abroad Conference (VASAC), which was first initiated in 2005, remains the flagship program of the VietAbroader Organization. The Conference is trademarked with the motto Passing of the Torch (Chuyền Đuốc), as previous generations of study-abroad students in the US pass on the proverbial torch of passion, knowledge and skills to the next generation, so as to inspire success and achievements in Vietnamese students.
VASAC is now the premier study-abroad conference entirely organized by and especially targeted to Vietnamese students. This year 2016 marks the 11th return and our continuous effort to bring the most unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date study-abroad resources to our audience. VASAC will take place in 6 cities and provinces of Vietnam in the Northern, the Central and Southern region of Vietnam.
Following the success in 2010, 2014 and 2015, VietAbroader Career Conference 2016 (VACC 2016) in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi will continue to focus on a wide range of internship and job opportunities in Vietnam. VACC 2016 will focus on Vietnamese career market, which will greatly benefit local students and overseas students who desire to contribute back to their mother country. VACC aims to become the most looking-forward event of the year for college undergraduates.
Our mission is to assist Vietnamese college students (local and overseas) in their career orientation and job application. We aim to become the most trusted resource for our audience to reach their highest potential and achieve their dreams during their next biggest turning point in life – college graduation. Thereby, our conference aims to arm our ambitious audience with the necessary knowledge and skills to start a smart career and contribute to the sustained development of Vietnam.
VietAbroader ILead , first introduced in Ho Chi Minh City in 2014, is our community engagement competition and leadership training workshops, where we will be organizing several leadership panels, inviting different guest speakers, and putting together engaging and fun team work activities to empower Vietnamese youths with essential leadership traits and self-confidence.
In 2016, for the first time, we will be holding iLead in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to bring this opportunity to even more students. This year, in addition to leadership training, we will also provide resources for participants to propose their community engagement ideas and realize their plans. Lead your ideas with VietAbroader!
You’re Only Freshman Once (YOFO) was first held in Hanoi in 2013 as a networking night targeted to incoming freshmen to American universities and colleges. This year of 2016 witnesses the return of YOFO in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to serve as a fun-filled but informative orientation program to better acquaint the newly admitted students to life in the US, what to expect and how to best plan out their next journey.
Be a part of the VietAbroader family.
Together, we empower Vietnamese youth through various educational and professional programs, in order to contribute to the sustainable developments of Vietnam.
You belong with us.
By sharing their inspiring stories and invaluable advice about the admission process and ways to succeed in college, Vietnamese students in the United States have become the bridge between the two cultures and the inspiration for the future generation.
VietAbroader has equipped bright Vietnamese youths with necessary knowledge to connect with the gold-standard quality of the U.S. higher education in order to improve our understanding, grow our economy, and strengthen our relationship.
I remember in the early days when VA was an online forum with just a few hundred members. There are now over 65,000 members and VietAbroader is the premier Vietnamese student organization. It has, in nine short years, with the contributions of the co-founders and everyone who has followed in their footsteps, including all of you, become a brand in overseas study and, specifically, study in the USA. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and passion for giving back and making a difference in the lives of young people here.
What’s on the horizon for VietAbroader?
The most remarkable thing about VietAbroader is the sense of continuity fuelling the organization. Look no further than the people running VietAbroader today: bright, full of idealism, and passionately dedicated to the mission of realizing dreams, each and every one of these leaders were themselves success stories, dreams realized by the work of VietAbroaders before them. This sense of continuity, where each life changed goes on to change many others, ensure that VietAbroader expands continually in size and scope, and that the audience it empowers continually widens to include an increasing large section of Vietnamese youth, thus catalyzing the social change Vietnam needs and deserves.
One of the best things about being a Director of VA Club HCM is that I have chances to work with so many talented, passionate, and “crazy” people. Each member of VA Club has a different background and mindset, but they all put 110% effort in their work, and that really inspires me. From staying up all night brainstorming for public events, to spending hours counting the “likes” on our facebook posts, I have shared so many golden experiences during the time preparing for our PE “The 7th Art” in last April, and other events as well. My time with VietAbroader has yanked open my eyes and brought not only joy but also worthwhile visions and perspectives.
I am lucky to get to know about VietAbroader when I was only 12 years old. That was also the year the inaugural VietAbroader Study-Abroad Conference took place for the first time in Hanoi. As I follow its journey, the year of 2013 was the most memorable milestone for me when I served as the Study-Abroad Conference Chair in Ho Chi Minh City. I was no longer just a little girl passively listening to my seniors’ sharing, but then contributed an actual part in realizing VietAbroader’s mission of Empower Vietnamese Youth. It has been 10 years since VietAbroader was founded. It is my sincere belief that VietAbroader has been changing, is changing, and will be changing, not only in its flagship annual Study-Abroad Conference but also with other creative initiatives, so as to relentlessly serve the students of Vietnam in the years to come.