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City Tour

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Bangkok, Thailand

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About

Winter Southeast Asia

The Winter Southeast Asia Seminar provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Thai and Vietnamese culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

Dates
12/31/2022 - 1/12/2023

Location
Bangkok, Thailand &
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Program Cost
$3,878

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Application Deadline

November 15

Take a look at what our Digital Ambassadors' experience on Winter Southeast Asia!

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Dec 31

• Depart USA

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Jan 1

• Transpacific flight

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Jan 2

• Arrive in Bangkok 
• Health and Safety Orientation and Meet and Greet with Other Participants

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Jan 3

• Welcome Orientation
• Business Visit: American Chamber of Commerce Thailand – Economic Overview & U.S. Foreign Direct Investments
• Bangkok City Tour

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Jan 4

• Day Tour of Maeklong Train Market and Damnoen Floating Market

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Jan 5

• Business Visit: Mahanakorn Partners Group
• Business Visit: IKEA Thailand

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Jan 6

• Free day to enjoy Bangkok

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Jan 7

• Travel by flight to Ho Chi Minh City
• Vietnamese Street Food Walking Tour

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Jan 8

• Cu Chi Tunnels Adventure Tour

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Jan 9

• Business Visit: Osprey Packs Headquarters
• Business Visit: Osprey Packs Production Facility

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Jan 10

• Business Visit: US Commercial Service Vietnam
• Business Visit: Intel

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Jan 11

• Free day to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City
• Wrap Up Session and Farewell Dinner

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Jan 12

• Return to USA

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Sample Seminar Itinerary

 
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Seminar Highlights

Destinations

  • Visit Bangkok, Thailand & Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.

  • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.

  • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Damnoen Floating Market and more.

Business Experience

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as the American Chamber of Commerce, Intel, and more.

  • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including finance, marketing, economics, and more.

  • Experience an opportunity to network with executives, like-minded students, and university professors.

Accommodations

  • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.

  • Enjoy pre-departure advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.

  • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.

 
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What's Included

During the program

  • International company seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction

  • 4-star hotel accommodations; shared room with private facilities (single room options may be available at supplemental cost)

  • Sightseeing and unique activities

  • Transportation from location to location

  • Travel and medical/accident insurance

  • Daily breakfast buffet

  • 24-hour emergency support

Predeparture

  • International airfare, arrangements, and airport pickup (optional)

  • Personal advisor to help you with questions, concerns, processes

  • Easy online access to academic reading materials, travel tips, and program itinerary

  • Luggage tags and an allowance for a checked luggage item

After returning home

  • Access to our Alumni & Professional Network

  • Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program

  • Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career

I met so many people, made several new friends, explored new places, and even got to see the inner workings of some pretty interesting business-related areas of a few companies! I can't be more thankful for my time with International Business Seminars and I am sure I will be back!

University of Alabama student, 

Winter Southeast Asia 2020 alumni

I gained a whole new perspective on different country cultures. It was absolutely worthwhile to be able to witness the different traditions and mannerisms.

California Lutheran University student, 

Winter Southeast Asia 2020 alumni

I hadn't ever been out of the US before, so I gained several foreign perspectives in rapid succession. It was absolutely worthwhile!

Louisiana State University student, 

Winter Southeast Asia 2020 alumni

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Student Testimonials