International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

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Dates: December 31, 2022 to January 12, 2023
Locations: Experience Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam in 13 days!

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.

Seminar Highlights:


  • Visit Bangkok, Thailand & Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam in 13 days!
  • 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.


Dec. 31
Depart USAAirplane
Jan. 1
Transpacific FlightAirplane
Jan. 2

5:00 PM
Arrive in Bangkok

Health and Safety Orientation & Meet and Greet with Colleagues
Jan. 3
9:00 AM

10:30 AM

1:30 PM
Welcome Orientation

American Chamber of Commerce Thailand – Economic Overview & U.S. Foreign Direct Investments

Bangkok City Tour
Jan. 4
7:00 AMDay Tour of Maeklong Train Market and Damnoen Floating MarketBangkok
Jan. 5
10:00 AM

2:00 PM
Mahanakorn Partners Group – Legal, Management Consulting, Accounting & Tax Advisory, Banking & Finance

IKEA Thailand – Marketing, and Logistics in Providing Well-designed Functional Home Furnishings to the Thai Market
Jan. 6
Free day – Enjoy Bangkok at Your LeisureBangkok
Jan. 7
Early PM

7:30 PM
Group Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Street Food Walking Tour - with Vietnam National University Students
Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 8
8:00 AM
Cu Chi Tunnels Adventure Tour

Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 9
9:00 AM

1:00 PM
Osprey Packs Headquarters – Design, Development, Sourcing and Administration

Group Lunch with Osprey

Osprey Packs Production Facility – Innovation, Sustainability and Manufacturing
Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 10
10:00 AM

2:00 PM
US Commercial Service Vietnam – Economic Briefing & Services to U.S. Companies

Intel – Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 11

6:30 PM
Free Day – Enjoy Ho Chi Minh City at Your Leisure

Optional: Mekong Delta Tour

Wrap Up Session and Farewell Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 12
Early AMDepart Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive US Same Day

*Itinerary subject to change

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