RMIT students have returned from a two-week study tour in Vietnam with first-hand knowledge of the country’s growing global industries.
With the theme of business globalisation in Vietnam, the annual tour invited 22 postgraduate and undergraduate students to immerse themselves in the country's business practices and culture.
During the tour, the students visited RMIT Vietnam and engaged with industry experts from national and global businesses including Schneider Electric Vietnam, Samsung Vietnam, TTT Architects, Glass Egg, Epinion Vietnam, Heineken and Thanh Cong Textile Garments JSC.
The students – from a range of business courses – gained insight across cutting-edge design work being implemented in the construction industry, innovations in computer graphics and software development, as well as leading approaches to textiles manufacturing in Vietnam.
Student Glenn Harris is certain he will return to Vietnam in the near future, after finding the study tour a great contribution to his Master of Commerce program.
"It has helped to develop our global mindset and provided us with experiences so different to what we're used to in Australia,” he said.
Tours around Ho Chi Minh City and a trip to the Mekong Delta gave students an understanding of the country's history and culture, and an opportunity to personally experience the ingenuity and entrepreneurialism of the city's residents.
Before returning to Melbourne, the group complemented its business focus with community activities, donating funds to two non-government and community based organisations, Loreto and Save the Children.