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FAQ: MBA Visits to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Question: As part of the Executive MBA program, we have a study abroad trip each year. We are exploring the option of taking the students to Vietnam. Would you be able to set up a program of corporate visit(s) and a visit AmCham to hear about the work that you do?

Answer: Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City and the “Southern Key Economic Region” in particular, has become a popular destination for MBA student groups in recent years. About 40 groups visit each year. We are pleased to meet with such (E)MBA groups, but AmCham does not organize meetings or events for such groups. You may wish to contact an AmCham company in the  Travel Agencies, Tour Operators industry sector to make arrangements for ground transportation, site visits, sight-seeing and shopping, etc. And we have one AmCham company that specializes in such educational travel: Worldstrides Capstone Programs. Each year, WorldStrides Capstone creates custom university-level educational travel programs to more than 90 countries, including Vietnam. Today, all of the top 10 MBA programs in the U.S. and more than 80% of the top 30 (as ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine) rely on WorldStrides Capstone’s expertise to create unique global experiences.

Use our Online Directory and Weekly Update Emails

Use our AmCham Online Directory at no cost to become familiar with our nearly 500 companies. It is searchable by industry sector, or by company name, and has company description, contact information, and link to the company’s web site. Please use it to send an email directly to companies and executives and ask them to arrange a meeting for your group, arrange a briefing, or attend your event(s).

Use Announcements in our Weekly Update Emails to let AmCham companies know about your group’s visit. Every Monday or Tuesday, AmCham’s Weekly Update Email goes out to over 1,000 representatives of nearly 500 AmCham companies, plus over 4,000 readers in Vietnam, Asia-Pacific countries, and the USA. We welcome announcements that are of interest to members and associates and offer a service to include such announcements in the Weekly Update email. For best results, announcements should appear at least three times, and about three to six weeks in advance of your visit.

Arrange for AmCham participation. For a fee of $ 350 we will provide a speaker or guest at your event, either a member of our Board of Governors or a member of the AmCham staff team to speak with your group in a meeting or participate in your event.

Background Information

Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and the “Southern Key Economic Region” is Vietnam’s economic and business hub, the largest and fastest growing urban region, with more than two-thirds of international flight arrivals and departures, 80 percent of container shipments, 75 percent of consumption of steel products, and accounts for nearly 40 percent of Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product. The city center is 60 km (37 miles) from the Eastern Sea , with a population of about 5.6 million, or 6.7 million including the suburban and rural areas. The “greater metropolitan area,” which consists of Hồ Chí Minh City metro area, Thủ Dầu Một, Di An, Bien Hoa and surrounding towns, is 9 million people. By 2020, the population of the “Greater HCM City Metropolitan Area”, is projected to reach 20 million.

AmCham Vietnam in HCM City does not provide the following services for visiting MBA groups

1. Organize an event on your behalf

2. Arrange meetings on your behalf with AmCham membership or contact members on your behalf

You may wish to contact one of our Tourism companies to make arrangements for ground transportation, site visits, sight-seeing and shopping, etc. Please click on this link for a lisf of AmCham Companies in the Travel Agencies, Tour Operators Industry Sector.

We have one AmCham company that specializes in educational travel:

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218 West Water Street, Suite 400, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
 434-951-5938
 434-951-5939
Each year, WorldStrides Capstone creates custom university-level educational travel programs to more than 90 countries, including Vietnam. Today, all of the top 10 MBA programs in the U.S. and more than 80% of the top 30 (as ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine) rely on WorldStrides Capstone’s expertise to create unique global experiences. These customized experiences frequently include business visits and tours that enable students to obtain an up-close look at local companies, government institutions, and non-profits organizations.

Background Information

Weekly Update emails from AmCham Vietnam Events, special offers for members, trade/investment business issues and news for nearly 500 American, international, and Vietnamese companies, and over 1,000 key executives and staff. In addition, about 3,000 active subscribers in Vietnam, Asia-Pacific countries, and the U.S., about 40,000 views/month of the AmCham web site. Questions?

Contact: Sam Hoang, Membership Services Executive