Volunteer Abroad in Vietnam
Why Volunteer in Vietnam?
Breathtaking natural beauty, exotic destinations, and rich cultural experiences await those traveling to Vietnam. The people are welcoming, the food is exceptional, and the country is ripe with adventure. This unique nation has developed rapidly over the years, and offers visitors the opportunity to experience its growth firsthand. World Endeavors volunteers in Vietnam will contribute to the further development of the country as they work alongside local organizations focused on eldercare, childcare, special education, and teaching projects within the community.
Live in Ho Chi Minh City or Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City lies along the Saigon River. Originally a French colony, the city has a unique fusion of European and Asian influences which can been seen through the cuisine and architecture. Volunteers can explore the museums, temples, and pagodas within Ho Chi Minh City to learn more about the ancient and more recent history of this unique country. If participants are feeling more adventurous, they can go further and explore the lush Mekong Delta, the capital city of Hanoi, or one of the many limestone islands in Ha Long Bay. Volunteers have numerous opportunities to experience the sites and culture of Vietnam.
Located in the Binh Thuan province along the coast in southeast Vietnam, Phan Thiet is a relatively undisturbed fishing town that is also the capital of the province. Here you will find all sorts of cultural sites, local markets and natural wonders to enjoy!
We offer volunteer placements in Vietnam in the following fields:
Housing: Volunteers stay on a college campus, where volunteers will shared dorm style rooms by gender. Three meals a day on weekdays (two on weekends) are included during your stay. Basic Vietnamese meals are provided on campus. Food include some western dishes such as sandwiches, spaghetti and bread.
Dates: The World Endeavors Volunteer Program in Vietnam is flexible in duration. Admissions are rolling, and programs can begin on any Monday throughout the year.
Duration: Participants can choose any duration between 1 and 12 weeks.
Cost: See our website for program fee information.
Want More Information?
*Check with your university's Study Abroad office on their application requirements.
**Always check our website for the most up-to-date program information.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS
There is a dual application process for this program:
Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website. Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.
APP FEE NOTE:
Hopkins students do not need to pay the World Endeavors application fee. Complete the online application through the second page and then click 'Save & Exit'. This will bring the application to the attention of a World Endeavors advisor, who will reach out to you via email by the end of the next business day to collect additional information.