Hi fellow traveler, uni-credit-seeker or just hi person reading this!
I know you have bucketloads of questions, so let’s jump right in.
Who are you?
Hi again! I am Sammy, 21 years old. Cali born and raised. Your typical Business major. Hoping to escape my daily life of procrastination, Netflix and student loans, I hopped on a plane to Vietnam to get a slice of that “hands-on work experience“ everyone at home kept bragging about.
Good question, buddy! Vietnam’s cool! I would love to start telling you a story of how my grandpa always told me the most fascinating stories of his time in Vietnam, how he hiked the biggest mountain there and how I would love to follow his last wish and see his favorite country for myself. But my grandpa never left the US. So when I looked for a place to intern in, I just googled different destinations. And Vietnam had some pretty solid Google Images. Loved all the green.
What did you do there?
If my future employer asked: I gained valuable skills, both professionally and personally, learned to adapt to a foreign environment and got hands-on experience in my field of interest.
To all others: I had a hell of a good time! My internship in Hospitality & Tourism was exactly what a couch potato like me needed: It made me go out, explore and work harder than I ever did for uni. And I loved every minute of it. I worked in a hostel among super chill people and learned to mix my own drinks, helped tourists to find their way around town or planned activities. I was also in charge of their marketing. And to produce good marketing content I had to, you guessed it, TRAVEL!