Hai Phong Vocational College of Tourism and Services


Placement Address

Hai Phong Vocational College of Tourism and Services
Nam Son Ward, An Duong District, Hai Phong City, Vietnam

Truong Cao dang Nghe Du lich va Dich vu Hai Phong
Xa Nam Son - Huyen An Duong - Thanh pho Hai Phong, Viet Nam

Tel: +84 (0) 313 552 322
Fax: +84 (0) 313 589 336

Placement dates

•  Late August to 15th January
•  Late January to 15st June

Please note that we work with hosts to establish start and finish dates for placements in each programme. However, exact end dates may vary somewhat from placement to placement and year to year.  On arrival at your placement, you should receive guidance and training on your role and responsibilities, and you should take this opportunity to establish when your host expects you to finish.  This date should be respected, and you should only leave your placement earlier than this date with the express agreement of your placement and Programme Manager.

Placement contacts

Placement Head: Dr. Tran Trung Dung, Director
Tel: +84 (0) 31 3552 322
Mobile: +84 (0) 913 240 344
Email: ttdungcddlhp@gmail.com

Mrs. Pham Thi Khanh Ngoc, Vice Director,
Mobile: +84 (0) 983 033 163
Email: pkngocdl@gmail.com

Volunteer mentors:
Ms Pham Thi Ngoc Huong, Head of English Section
Mobile: +84 (0) 913 856 477
Email: huongpn08@gmail.com

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hai Hoa, Head of International Relations Office
Mobile: +84 (0) 936 715 708
Email:  haihoa77@gmail.com

Background on host institution

Hai Phong is the third city of Vietnam and its main port. It is situated on the coast, 100 km east of Hanoi and about 50 km south of Ha Long city. Tourists can be found there, but it is not a major tourist spot. The city is animated and there is a good beach at Do Son, 22 km east of the city. The college is located about 10 km west-southern of the center of the city. There is a bus to get to the center of the city.

Infrastructure: The college has two campuses. The area of the main campus is 10,8 ha with classroom blocks, admin block, practical workshops, student dormitory, guest house, canteen, first aid and courts for sport activities (football and voleyball). There are four language labs for language learning. The second campus is in the building of Youth Cultural Palace in the center of the city

Hai Phong Vocational College of Tourism and Services is state one. It was established in 2004.
Present staff: 60 (10 teachers of English).
Present full time students: 1,300.

Being a public college directly subordinated to Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Hai Phong Vocational College of Tourism and Services provides human resources for the tourism and hospitality industry in the major northern parts of Vietnam.

The main faculties are Hotel Management, Food and Beverage Management, Tour Guiding, and Professional Cookery Skills. Its goal is to become a training institution with international quality by 2015.

The college has some experience in working with foreigners.
The campus is safe with gateguards for 24/24 hours.
The staff here are very enthusiastic, friendly and hospitable and eager to receive volunteers.

The male volunteers are most suitable.
The college will have English as major in 2014.

Volunteers duties

Volunteers are expected to improve speaking, listening skills and also pronunciation for students and staff.

Volunteers will teach a total of about 20 hours.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers are accommodated in rooms with all neccesary facilities in the guest house on the campus. The guest house has four rooms. There is a canteen and Internet is available.

Volunteers receive a 4.000,000 VND food allowance.

Financial allowance

There is an additional allowance of 2,000,000 VND per month for incidental expenses.

Suitable clothing

Vietnam is a reasonably conservative country and both male and female Lattitude volunteers should dress appropriately at their placements.  As teaching assistants, Volunteers need to dress in professional attire and not as backpackers.  Blouses, tops (no strappy singlets), knee-length skirt and trousers are good choices for females and collared tops and neat trousers are required for males.

Other information

• This is a quite new placement, receiving Lattitude's volunteers first time in August 2013.

Recent volunteers

Campbell Ballard : campbellballard@hotmail.com
Anton Edwards: antonmyfoot@gmail.com

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Quick facts
Capital: Hanoi
Government: Republic
Language: Vietnamese
Population: 88.1 million
Religions: Buddhism
Timezone: GMT +7
Climate: climate, with humidity averaging 84 % throughout the year
Currency: đồng
"Discovering Vietnam and how radically different it is from England (I really did fall in love with it) has also made me want to travel more and explore the world and all it has to offer. I would never have been this adventurous had I not been on this placement; it’s really opened my eyes to the world."

Marianne, English teacher