International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

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Dates: December 27, 2020 to January 8, 2021
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.
  • 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.


Dec. 27
Depart USAAirplane
Dec. 28
Transpacific FlightAirplane
Dec. 29

5:00 PM
Arrive in Bangkok

Short Orientation Around the Hotel

Meet & Greet with Your Colleagues Event
Dec. 30
9:00 AM

10:30 AM

2:00 PM
Welcome Orientation

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

IKEA Thailand
Dec. 31
10:00 AM

2:00 PM

Bangkok City Tour
Jan. 1
Free Day to Enjoy BangkokBangkok
Jan. 2
7:00 AMDay tour of the Maeklong Train Market & the Damnoen Floating Market Bangkok
Jan. 3
11:45 AM

1:15 PM

7:30 PM
Group Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Street Food Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 4
9:30 AM

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

Intel – Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property
Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 5
9:00 AM

1:00 PM
Osprey Pack HQ – Design, Development, Sourcing, & Administration

Osprey Packs Production Facility – Innovation & Manufacturing
Ho Chi Minh CIty
Jan. 6
8:00 AMCu Chi Tunnels Adventure TourHo Chi Minh City
Jan. 7
6:30 PMFree Day to Enjoy Ho Chi Minh City

Wrap-up Session & Farewell Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City
Jan. 8
Return to USA or Begin Independent TravelAirplane

*Itinerary subject to change

See what’s included with this seminar!