International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

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Dates: January 1, 2021 to January 10, 2021
Locations: Experience Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam in 10 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.
  • 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, the Hard Rock Café, DKSH, 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.


January 1
Depart USAAirplane
January 2
Arrivals in Bangkok

Short orientation around the hotel if time permits
January 3
10:00 AM

11:30 AM

2:00 PM
Welcome Orientation

Short orientation around the hotel

Bangkok City Tour
January 4
10:00 AM

2:00 PM
American Chamber of Commerce Thailand – Economic Overview & U.S. Foreign Direct Investments

IKEA Thailand – Supply Chain
January 5
7:00 AMDay Tour of Maeklong Train Market and Damnoen Floating MarketBangkok
January 6
11:30 AM

2:20 PM

4:10 PM

7:30 PM
Airport transfer from hotel

Group flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Street Food Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh City
January 7
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
January 8
10:00 AM

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

Osprey Packs Production Facility – Innovation and Manufacturing
Ho Chi Minh City
January 9
8:00 AM

7:00 PM
Cu Chi Tunnels Adventure Tour

Wrap Up Session and Farewell Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City
January 10
Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive US same day

*Itinerary subject to change

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