Please note, the deadline to register is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April 15, 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact us at

Trip Overview

Global Business Experience Trips give graduate students the opportunity to explore the economic, political, and cultural contexts of business in regions around the world. Through cultural tours and interactions with executives who are doing business in these destinations, students develop essential business skills required for success in a global economy.

Important Trip Information

Please see below for important trip information and registration support.

Hotel de L'Opera Address:

29 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 010000, Vietnam

Sofitel Saigon Plaza Address:

17 Đ. Lê Duẩn, Bến Nghé, Ward, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

  • When registering, please create an account so you can log back in to change any information, if needed.

  • Please select quantity “1” for the trip package during registration. All other extras are optional depending on your travel plans.

  • The deadline to register for any pre or post nights is April 1st.

  • Please note, the trip cost of any upgrades or add-ons are fully non-refundable after April 1st.

  • We strongly advise students to purchase travel insurance. You can purchase travel insurance using the link here, or find your carrier of choice in an open marketplace.

Entry & Exit Requirements

Please see below for important information pertaining to country specific entry and exit requirements.

Please Note:

Please check COVID guidelines for any country that you will transit through during a connecting flight, as many restrictions will still apply even in transit.


Up-to-date requirements for US travelers can be found here.

Entry and Exit Requirements

COVID-19 Requirements:

  • There are no COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens.

Entry & Exit Requirements:

  • You must have a valid passport to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page (not including the endorsement page).
    • U.S.-Vietnam dual nationals should consult the Department of State’s information page for Travelers with Dual Nationality and the Embassy of Vietnam for travel requirements. You must enter and exit Vietnam on the same passport. If using a Vietnamese passport to enter and exit the country, your passport must have at least six months’ validity from your return date to the United States.
  • You must have a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. If you arrive in Vietnam without an appropriate visa (which could be an e-visa) or pre-approval for a visa on arrival, you will be denied entry. The U.S. Mission to Vietnam cannot assist U.S. citizens who arrive in Vietnam without required visas. 

Visas:  When you apply for a visa to enter Vietnam, be sure to request the visa category that corresponds to your purpose of travel. Please refer to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for information detailing visa categories. If you change the purpose of your visit after you have received your visa, you must obtain a new visa outside of Vietnam appropriate for your new activities before beginning those activities.

  • Pre-approval for Visa on Arrival:  The Government of Vietnam has authorized some businesses and travel agencies to arrange for pre-approval for a “visa on arrival” at the airport. However, as it can be costly, the Government of Vietnam and the U.S. Department of State recommend that travelers obtain a visa directly from an embassy or consulate of Vietnam prior to arrival.
  • E-visa: The Vietnamese Immigration Department issues E-visas to foreigners through an online application process. The Vietnamese E-visa instructions and application are available online and can be found here  .  For your convenience, we have published the step-by-step instructions here .
    • E-visas are issued with a validity period of up to 90 days, one-entry for 25 USD or multiple entries for 50 USD, and payable via bank transfer. An E-visa is usually processed within three working days after the Vietnam Immigration Department receives the completed application and E-visa fee. E-visa holders must present the printed E-visa and valid passport at the port of entry. E-visa holders may enter and exit Vietnam through 42 designated international border gates, including all international airports.
  • Certificate of Visa Exemption: Vietnamese nationals residing abroad indefinitely, their spouses, and their children may apply for a Certificate of Visa Exemption. The certificate has a maximum validity of five years, during which time the holder can enter Vietnam and stay for up to six months without applying for a visa. More information can be found on the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs website