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Social Entrepreneurship Program - Vietnam

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: June 10 - June 21, 2024 (plus travel days)
Location: Vietnam
Local Partner: Tra Vinh University
Estimated Cost: $4,200 (Program fee & insurance1
Bursary amount: $1500 / $2500
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


The 2024 Social Entrepreneurship project will have NSCC students and employees partnering with students from Tra Vinh University (TVU) in Vietnam. The program will involve visits and interviews with local entrepreneurs, cultural excursions and project work. Students will collaborate on start-up venture ideas that could fill gaps in the Mekong Delta region and will present these projects to a panel of local business people.

The project will take place for two weeks in June 2024. For a glimpse into this program watch this short video produced by NSCC students participating in the program in 2019 - Social Entrepreneurship Program.

Learning Outcome

  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Vietnam.


Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January 5, 2024 - Student application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

June 3 - 23, 2024 - Social Entrepreneurship Program in Vietnam

July 2024 - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 -  Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility

This program is open to students from any program at NSCC with an interest in entrepreneurship. Students must be in good  academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC.  Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes airfare, local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $4000
Passport and any associated travel documents & fees (if having to apply for one) $200
Entry VISA for Vietnam $75 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through NSCC International arranges. $100
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) $200-500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (depending on location) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200