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Vietnam

EXPLORE THE ASIAN FASHION INDUSTRY FIRSTHAND

Seize the opportunity to study at RMIT Vietnam’s campus in Ho Chi Minh City through this exchange program. Explore the richness of Vietnamese culture and the excitement of Ho Chi Minh City while studying the Asian fashion industry.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Suggested minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadline.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • SPRING 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 24, 2017

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Spring 2018 Semester: Late February – Late May

(Note that LIM students may only participate in the Spring term.)

Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam

Saigon South Campus, 702 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
https://www.rmit.edu.vn/

APPLICATION

The LIM College study abroad application is due March 24, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester.

Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within three months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis).

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for.

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

COURSES

Once admitted into the program, students will be sent more information regarding courses that will be offered during their semester abroad. Students will be required to submit the LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending RMIT Vietnam. Students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term.

Students must meet with their academic advisor to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

RMIT Vietnam offers on-campus accommodation. However, it is very competitive and rooms may not be available for exchange students. More information on how to apply for on-campus housing will be provided to students upon admission to the program.

Off-campus accommodation is relatively easy to secure and can be quite affordable. Support and assistance for students who are looking for off-campus accommodation is available through the Office of Student Life at RMIT Vietnam.

The Saigon South Campus's gym facilities are available to all students, regardless of whether they live on or off campus.

Students must book and pay for their own airfare.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All international students who study at RMIT Vietnam are automatically enrolled in RMIT's health insurance policy with coverage for the duration of their time in Vietnam and will be billed by the university (estimated cost: $329 for one semester). All international students will compulsorily have RMIT health insurance plan in order to ensure students' health and safety even when they have their own provider while they are studying in RMIT Vietnam. You can find more information about the plan here: https://www.rmit.edu.vn/insurance-international-students.

PROGRAM COSTS

Students will pay LIM College the regular semester tuition and fees. This does not cover airfare, housing, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping.

Housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider (which may be RMIT Vietnam, a student apartment company, or a landlord).

Additional Costs to Consider (all amounts are approximations):

  • Airfare to and from Vietnam: $1200
  • Student Visa: $105
  • Accommodations: $400 per month.
  • Books and supplies: $150 per semester
  • Food: $200 per month
  • Health insurance: $329 per semester
  • Personal expenses: $400 per month
  • Transport costs: $100 per month

STUDENT VISA

Exchange and Study Abroad students must apply for a student visa for the duration of their time in Vietnam. Students can view more information about the process, timeline, and fees to do so here: https://www.rmit.edu.vn/student-visa-information.

Student visas are normally issued for one week prior to commencement of orientation at RMIT Vietnam. 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Exchange students at RMIT have access to a variety of services, including: airport pick-up, on-campus clubs and organizations, buddy program, welcome activities (city tour and welcome dinner), and Vietnamese classes. More information will be provided to accepted students. 

ORIENTATION

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation.  Date, time, and location will be made available after acceptance into program.

It is compulsory for all students to attend the RMIT Vietnam Orientation. Students must arrange their travel so they can attend the orientation. Orientation is typically held 1-2 weeks prior to the start of each corresponding semester.