Friday, 24-05 2019

Following the Global Business Immersion 2019 of Australian National University (ANU) in Vietnam, from April 4th to April 18th, the International School of Business - University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH-ISB) had the privilege to facilitate the delegation during their study trip in the Southern part of Vietnam.
In the morning of April 15th, the Australian National University delegation attended a Welcoming Ceremony, hosted by UEH-ISB representative along with 13 enthusiastic and active Student Ambassadors. Attending the ceremony, from the International School of Business, there were Prof. Dr. Tran Ha Minh Tran – Dean of UEH-ISB and Mr. Douglas Foster – Vice Dean of UEH-ISB. On the side of Australian National University, there were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vinh Lu - Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics and Business; Prof. Andrew Bradly - Senior lecturer in International Business; Ms. Marina Naumouska - Exchange program coordinator and 30 students from the Australian National University.
The Openning Speech from Assoc. Prof. Quan Tran - Dean of ISB 
Sharing from Prof. Andrew Bradly - Senior Lecturer in International Business of ANU
Warming up with some beautiful Vietnamese songs and dances, one of the Student Ambassador of UEH-ISB – Ms. My Tran - later introduced to the delegation the lifestyle and cultural aspects of Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular. In the afternoon, the group took a trip to Cu Chi Tunnel- a famous war-time tourist destination, which gave them more in-depth understanding and information about Vietnamese long proud history and the rapid development of the country.
With an aim to provide general insight about the business environment in Ho Chi Minh City and in Vietnam, UEH-ISB had set up a detailed business tour plan for the delegation of ANU. The program was entailed with two lectures given by Prof. Micheal Saram. With his eight year-experience of working and teaching in the business environment of Vietnam, Prof. Micheal Saram had shared many interesting facts about Vietnamese consumer market as well as potential opportunities for international investment, which was obtained enthusiastically by Australian National University students through a variety of thoughtful questions.
The delegation from ANU later experienced how the theory applied to the actual business environment in Vietnam through their company tour to AS White Global and Yakult Factory in Binh Duong province.
Through their 5-day trip in Southern Vietnam with the International School of Business, students of the Australian National University had an amazing opportunity to interact with the Vietnamese economy and society through lectures and company tours. They also had a chance to get along with Vietnamese friends and enjoy the culture through many wonderful and interesting activities.
UEH-ISB aims to have more useful and practical extra-activities like this for students to experience in the future.