VIETNAM

Bona Fide Nó​​N Lá​ Experience

DURATION

  • 5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the value of empathy and social responsibility

  • Bring fun and fulfillment to life through volunteering and giving back to the community

  • Develop resilience and learn failure management through various activities

OVERVIEW

Unlike developed cities, where we can purchase products and services steps away from home, many Vietnamese locals live their lives using precious natural resources that the earth offers them. During our educational tour, other than sightseeing, students will make their very own Vietnamese products such as coconut sweets and traditional hats, help out on selling fresh produce on boats, be responsible for one of the dinners by catching fish using traditional bucket tools and participating in many meaningful activities. Students will also be contributing to the community by repairing leaf-roofed houses and teaching local students English. 

This tour provides opportunities for students to learn a culture by actual, physical participation, rather than purely observing. Through the activities, students will step out of their comfort zones and personally be a part of the culture. Moreover, all activities aim to allow students to understand the lives of people from totally different backgrounds by interacting with local people.

DAY 1

  • Home country > Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh city tour 

DAY 2

  • Visit the local hand-made village and wartime underground location of military campaigns Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Team challenge activities
     

DAY 3

  • Visit Con Phung Island by boat

  • Coconut products making workshop

  • Interact and teach local children at a church  

DAY 4

  • Participating in a community project

  • Tour around the city of Can Tho
     

DAY 5

  • Participating in a community project

  • Experience local traditional practice, rituals and cuisines

  • Sharing session and STOMP OUT LOUD activity

  • Tour reflection & discussion

  • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam > Home country