5 Reasons To Intern In Vietnam

Reasons To Intern In Vietnam - Ha long Bay

If you are reading our top 5 reasons to intern in Vietnam, then congratulations on taking the first steps towards an exciting internship opportunity in Vietnam, a diverse society with chaotic cities, tucked away rural villages and sun kissed beaches. The thing they have in common is the friendly welcome you will receive. Vietnam is embracing the entrepreneurial spirit at the same time as students and graduates are looking further afield to continue the growth and development they worked so hard to achieve.

So, without further ado, here are my Top 5 Reasons to Intern in Vietnam.

Traditional Meets Modern

Ho Chi Minh City is an emerging metropolis in Asia, captivating the young and the ambitious looking for an opportunity to experience Asian culture with a twist. A true melting pot, Ho Chi Minh captures moments in its rich and diverse history like its French influenced architecture which manages to blend them together with modern influences including an abundance of new skyscrapers and a plethora of mopeds zooming across the city. Vietnam becomes increasingly modern seemingly by the day.

Reasons To Intern In Vietnam - The Ho Chi Minh Skyline

Great Work-life Balance

Vietnam knows how to treat its employees well. For example, most offices in Vietnam have a one-and-a-half-hour-long lunch break so workers can take a nap. Sounds great? Unlike other parts of Asia, employees are not expected to work overtime, instead, businesses tend to be quite strict in terms of closing time. So being an intern in Vietnam means you’ll never be expected to be stay at your desk working day and night because if you did, then you’ll be missing out on all the activities the country has to offer.

Reasons To Intern In Vietnam - Learn to love the chaotic lifestyle of Vietnam

The Fun Stuff on Offer

There is practically something for everyone in Vietnam, with an array of historical sites such as: the Cu Chi Tunnels (the tunnels used by the Vietcong in the Vietnam War), the Ho Chi Minh War Remnants Museum or the Chinese temples dotted around the city allowing you to peak into the past. Don’t worry if history isn’t your thing, there’s still tons to do, from experiencing arguably the most famous market in Vietnam, the Ben Thanh Market, to visiting the Starlight Bridge and the Chill Skybar which, as the name implies, is a bar in the sky! (Well on the 25th floor of a skyscraper but that’s close enough right?)

Why Intern in Vietnam? The Nightlife!

The Great Food

While dining out in a fancy restaurant is definitely possible here, to experience the ‘real’ Vietnam street food markets are the place to go. The great thing about all the street markets in Vietnam is the sheer variety on offer. You can walk down the street and never eat the same thing twice (unless you want to of course… the food is delicious so it makes sense if you were to go back for seconds). From the national dish Pho, which is a steaming bowl of hot noodle soup traditionally made with beef, chicken or pork, to Goi cuon, a Vietnamese spring roll packed with prawns, vegetables and rice noodles and Banh Mi, a baguette often compared to a treasure chest for all the goodies enclosed inside, there will always be something to whet your appetite.

Vietnamese Noodles and Wrap

Experience Something Different

Vietnam isn’t the first country everyone thinks about when they think of exploring Asia but that is what makes it so special. Vietnam is a true gem of Asia with breath-taking scenery globally recognised by UNESCO, attracting millions of tourists each year while remaining largely untouched. From the green hills laced with rice paddies to the awe-inspiring Ha Long Bay, where parties and ceremonies are a regular occurrence. With Vietnam having minimal western influence, you are able to capture the true essence of Asian culture with historic traditions kept alive to this day.

Why Intern in Vietnam - Ha Long Bay with Boats

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