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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.

12/31/2022 - 1/12/2023

Bangkok, Thailand &
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Program Cost

Application Deadline

November 15

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


Dec 31

• Depart USA


Jan 1

• Transpacific flight


Jan 2

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


Jan 3

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


Jan 4

• Day Tour of Maeklong Train Market and Damnoen Floating Market


Jan 5

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


Jan 6

• Free day to enjoy Bangkok


Jan 7

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


Jan 8

• Cu Chi Tunnels Adventure Tour


Jan 9

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


Jan 10

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


Jan 11

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


Jan 12

• Return to USA

Sample Seminar

Sample Seminar Itinerary

Seminar Highlights
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Seminar Highlights


  • 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.


  • 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.

What's Inclued
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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


  • 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

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