Language and Cultural exchange project in Hai Phong, North Vietnam.

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  • Description

    Description

    Cultural exchange project in Hai Phong, North Vietnam.
    This project is ideal for someone who has a genuine interest in traveling, meeting new people and experiencing another culture. My name is Mi Phung, I’m 22 years old, about to graduate from University and I am hoping to work for an international company (LG electronics) on their marketing team and in order to do so I need to improve my spoken English. I also need to try to pick up a third language so any other languages as well as English are also very much welcomed!

    I wish to find a workawayer/traveler who is willing to spend a few hours in the evenings and on some weekends talking to me, sharing ideas and helping me to improve my spoken English. In return, I offer free accommodation in a large, modern and very comfortable house. The volunteer would have their own room, showering facilities and food provided. My family also own a restaurant and shop too where you are more than welcome to spend time, trying local food and beer if you wish.

    I would show you how to ride bikes, get around on local transport and on weekends show you what Vietnam has to offer. I would also be willing to help you get some work teaching English in Hai Phong. Hai Phong is the third largest city in Vietnam and many foreigners find permanent work here teaching English for a good wage, particularly if you are a native speaker.

    If you have a genuine interest perhaps wanting a new start in Vietnam or to simply spend some time here for a few weeks or months to see about the possibility of working and living here as a foreigner then this experience would be perfect. Likewise if you wish simply just to relax, travel and experience Vietnam this is also very ideal!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I offer free accommodation in a large, modern and very comfortable house. The volunteer would have their own room, showering facilities and food provided. My family also own a restaurant and shop too where you are more than welcome to spend time, trying local food and beer if you wish.

    I would show you how to ride bikes, get around on local transport and on weekends show you what Vietnam has to offer. I would also be willing to help you get some work teaching English in Hai Phong. Hai Phong is the third largest city in Vietnam and many foreigners find permanent work here teaching English for a good wage, particularly if you are a native speaker.

    If you have a genuine interest perhaps wanting a new start in Vietnam or to simply spend some time here for a few weeks or months to see about the possibility of working and living here as a foreigner then this experience would be perfect. Likewise if you wish simply just to relax, travel and experience Vietnam this is also very ideal!

  • Help

    Help

    Type of help
    Teaching English
    Teaching any language (Spanish, French, German, Chinese)

    Help
    This is a very relaxed workaway experience as I ask for very little in return. My goal is to really just improve my languages, although I am fluent in English also want to improve my knowledge and expand my vocabulary beyond what they teach in the classroom. For example I want to be able to have discussions about things like politics and the environment, not just what I wish to do in the future and what I’m doing on the weekend which is what I learn in class.

    I would help you settle in and show you around but usually in the week during the day I am busy with work or studies so the volunteer would need to occupy themselves. However, if you found a local job teaching this would be very easy. Likewise it is also very easy to occupy yourself as there are lots of attractions such as Don Son beach, less than 20 minutes by bus from my home. There is also the local markets and street food scene. Additionally, Hai Phong is only 2 and a half hours from Hanoi by Bus and we are close to Hai Long Bay, Cat Ba Island, Sapa and many more wonderful places. Perfect for weekend trips but can also be done during the week.

    During the evenings for a couple of hours are when I would ask for your help with my English and learning any additional languages .It will be very easy for you with no planning required but would mean a lot to me. Obviously if you’re busy one evening that is fine, I’m not strict on exact days and times etc as I completely understand you want to travel, my main priority is improving my languages.

    In my family home it is my mother and I therefore I am only accepting female volunteers on this workaway. It’s so my mother feels comfortable and for cultural reasons.

    Additionally, I have good links and contacts with local volunteering/teaching schemes and projects where there are lots of teachers from all over the world. I would happily introduce you to help you make new friends in Vietnam.

    Many foreigners in Hai Phong build a really relaxed and happy life here and really enjoy the Vietnamese way of life and this could be a perfect starting point for someone.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Vietnamese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I can assure you very comfortable accommodation in Vietnam , nicer than a hostel or hotel and completely free of charge. We have a large house with fans and air conditioning, clean bathroom facilities, large TV etc.

    Food would be provided, cooked by mainly my mother. You can also get western food in city centre Hai Phong very easily and relatively cheap! Any dietary requirements (vegetarians etc) just let me know in advance. We also have wifi and I could teach you to ride a bike or if you would prefer to get buses I will show you the bus routes so you have your independence and a means of transport.

    I can send you any additional photographs if you would like.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    How many workawayers can stay

    1 or 2 or 3, though.

    Volunteering hours expected
    2/3 hours a day

    What else

    Any questions please just message me!

    Regarding travel, visas and any insurance it is the responsibility of the volunteer to arrange.

    The closest airport is Hai Phong and I can pick you up from there but if you fly into Hanoi (the more common route) then you have to get a bus from Gia Lam station to Cau Rao where I will pick you up. However, I can explain this in detail when we talk.

    As I have said above, this is a really good opportunity (and money saver) for someone who wants to genuinely experience Vietnam, I will look forward to hearing from you!

    There is no minimum or maximum stay for this project but generally I expect a minimum of 3 weeks for a volunteer.

    Minimum age: 18

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week


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