“Why go to Vietnam? To discover Asia and the culture of its population.
It seems evident to me that a first international experience should be chosen not for its career opportunities, but rather with the outlook of discovering a culture that is really different from your own.
Even though I was travelling alone, I never was lonely at all because I was welcomed with open arms by everyone I met with incredible generosity.
The Vatel Ho Chi Mihn Head of Studies regularly asked how I was doing and my classmates were incredibly attentive and always reading to lend me a helping hand.
The Amity Club, which is a type of local Student Services Department, showed me around the city and introduced me to local culinary specialties.
I also had my Vatel Nimes sponsor who kept me up to date with what was going on in France and allowed me to rest from speaking English and Vietnamese for a few minutes.
Today I really feel the positive influence that spending all of this time with such an altruistic and optimistic population gave me.
I hope to convey this to my friends in Nimes now that I’m back.”
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