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Social Entrepreneurship Program - Vietnam

Application Deadline: Oct. 30, 2023
Dates: June 3 - 23, 2024
Location: Vietnam
Local Partner: Tra Vinh University
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 Outcomes

  • 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

October 30, 2023 - Employee application deadline

January 5, 2024 - Student application deadline

January  26, 2024 - Student selection deadline

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

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

July 2024 - Reporting and evaluation

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

Employee Role

Employees will provide mentoring and support to the students during the pre-departure phase of the program which will include frequent project meetings, some training modules and other duties required by NSCC International, and will accompany the students during the on-site phase. Employee leads will have the option of being mentored by those who have led similar projects in the past. Employees will be required to submit a report/feedback on the program upon return to Nova Scotia.

Selection Criteria

  •  Must be an employee from any NSCC program with a passion and knowledge of entrepreneurship;
  • International experience considered an asset;
  • Must have a valid passport or the ability to get one;
  • Commitment to applying learning that is gained in future work with NSCC.

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