Vocational College of Transport

Placement Address

Vocational College of Transport
Hong Thai Commune, An Duong Dist.,
Hai Phong City, Vietnam

Cao dang nghe Giao thong van tai TW 2
Xa Hong Thai, Huyen An Duong,
TP. Hai Phong

Tel: +84 (0)31 8602 835
Fax: +84 (0) 31 3670 749

Placement dates

•  Late August to 15th January
•  Late January to 15th 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: Mr. Hoang Van Dung, Rector
Tel: +84 (0)31 3501 473
Fax: +84 (0) 31 3542 239
Mobile: +84 (0)913 246 071
Email: hoangdung6bcr@gmail.com

Mr. Dang Van Phi, Vice rector
Tel: +84 (0)31 360 1670
Mobile: +84 (0)904 767 257
Email: phidv67@yahoo.com.vn

Volunteer Mentors:  Mrs. Trinh Thi Kim Hue,
Head of English Section
Tel: +84 (0)917 315 449
Email: huetrinhhp@gmail.com

Mrs. Pham Thi Ngoc Tram, English Teacher,
Tel: +84 (0)934 313 031
Email: phamtramlc@gmail.com

Background on host institution

The placement is in suburb of Hai Phong. It is situated about 8 km from Hai Phong Private University.

Volunteers duties

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

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. There is a canteen and Internet is available.

Volunteers receive a 2.000,000 VND food allowance.

Financial allowance

There is an additional allowance of 1,000,000 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 new placement

Recent volunteers

Ryan Asquith-Griffiths: ryanasquith@live.com.au
Eddie Meredith: emeredith121@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