•  In the afternoon of October 23rd 2018, over 700 freshmen of the Faculty of Tourism, Van Lang University attended the first practical training session at Capella Park View of Capella Holdings (No. 3 Dang Van Sam, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC).

  • “Tourism Skills Club” was established at the beginning of the school year 2018-2019, which is a combination of English Club and Professional Club-Faculty of Tourism. Only after 2 months of launching, the club has shown its youth with a variety of activities- which help to develop skills for students in the Faculty of Tourism with well-planed programs and prestigious guests.

  • With the theme "Saigon Past & Present", Tourism Skills Club- Faculty of Tourism, Van Lang University has organized a series of outdoor activities for members in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh city on Sunday, December 2nd , 2018.

  • (VLU, 09/5/2021)In April, the Faculty of Tourism - Van Lang University organized an internship for students of course 25, majoring in Tourism & Travel Service Management. The journey lasted 12 days with the participation of more than 250 students and 9 lecturers.

    We have visited 11 provinces: Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Hue, Quang Binh, Quang Tri. We have also seen, heard and felt to recognize and mark on the map of these lands. Each destination is a color which perhaps later, we will still be nostalgic when thinking about student life!

    Infatuated the culture of the Highlands

    The clock struck 5 o'clock, 7 cars of the delegation went straight to the Highlands to take us to visit the tourist area of Don village in Dak Lak province, and learn about the daily lifestyle as well as how to build houses of the ethnic communities in the Highlands.

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    On the second day, we visited Minh Thanh Pagoda - a temple with Japanese and Korean architectural styles in Gia Lai, like being lost in the "fairy place" of the "miniature palace in Pleiku".

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    One memorable thing was that we first experienced the "Exchange of Cong Chieng in the Highlands" with the Gia Rai ethnics. The burning fire in the middle of the great forest, the sound of cong chieng resounding, the aroma of “can” wine infatuated everyone.

    After Gia Lai city, the whole group was excited for the third day. We visited Linh Son Orphanage to support the aunts and uncles and play with the children. Students and teachers of Faculty of Tourism gave amount of money to orphanage, as an annual activity of the faculty.

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    "Central Heritage Road"

    Continue moving down to Da Nang city, our students can't wait: admire the Marble Mountains, visit Linh Ung Tu, walk around Son Tra peninsula to see the panoramic view of Danang's coastal city and stop at My Khe beach to join the team building.

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    The dreamy city - Hue is the destination that marks us the best photo. Students wear uniforms (white shirt - trousers for men and pink ao dai for women) to check-in in front of the Citadel gate. Nearly 300 students created beautiful and proud moments of Van Lang Tourism Faculty students in Hue city.

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    On the 6th day, we visited the Quang Tri ancient citadel and offered incense to the soldiers who died in this land.

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    In the afternoon, we visit Phong Nha Cave - a world natural heritage recognized by UNESCO. Standing in front of the majesty of nature, clear blue water, unique stalactites, we were surprised to see a magnificent scene in front of us.

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    Continuing the journey, we arrived Quang Nam province, with My Son Sanctuary, Hoi An Ancient Town, with ancient architecture and attractive specialties.

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    Farewell to Quang Nam, we moved a long way to Binh Dinh province. We visited Eo Gio - Nhon Ly; learned about the history of the Tay Son Dynasty, along with the traditional martial arts performances of Tay Son, Binh Dinh.

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    On the 10th day, we move to Nha Trang city to participate in the Gala dinner. The program was organized by the students of Course 25 with the support of the tour guides. We were able to look back on the journey which we had gone through during the past 10 days and enjoyed musical performances. Besides, 6 students with good academic achievements in the journey are awarded in the program.

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    The final destination was Da Lat - the city of thousands of flowers. We visited, admired the ancient of Palace 1; explored Da Lat city at night, enjoyed hot soy milk in the weather of 170C,...

    12 days 11 nights… not just an internship

    Closing the journey of 12 days and 11 nights, we have traveled together with countless memories. The teachers, guides and representatives of the travel company dedicatedly and sincerely helped us learn many things from the journey. We are trained in the skills that a professional tour guide needs to have. They include the profession of instruction, the profession of narration, the presentation of the car, how to check-in - check-out for guests, how to create sympathy with guests, teamwork skills, photography skills, and so on.

    Not only enjoying, each of us has a notebook, photos at each destination. They will be our handbook in the future.

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    The activities of the journey became beautiful memories of friendship, teacher-student love. For me, the visited - places are places that I have only seen through pictures before. I was touched when I heard the narration at Quang Tri ancient citadel; enjoyed the ancient beauty of Hue Citadel, the tomb of Tu Duc King; impressed with peaceful scenery at Pleiku sea lake and Hoi An city; overwhelmed with the majestic beauty of Phong Nha Cave, Eo Gio - Ky Co, Da Dia rapids and so on. With these experiences, we love the lands more as well as love the career that we will embark on in the future.

    Hoai An
    Student of Course 25 of Faculty of Tourism

  • On November 28th, 2020, in the evening, The Trinh Cong Son Hall - Campus 3 of Van Lang University witnessed the burning fire from more than 1000 students of the Faculty of Tourism through the typical traditional program "Mysterious Beauty"in 2020, with the topic: MULTIPLICATION.

    As scheduled, the typical traditional program of the Faculty of Tourism returned and gained recognition from theHong House. This year, the Faculty of Tourism opened a series of featured programs in the first semester of Van Lang University, with a nostalgic, rustic concept and traditional colors. The program took place successfully at night, on November 28th , 2020.

    vlu ve dep tim an tich tt khoa du lich aThe Deans of Faculty of Tourism check-in before closing time

    The typical traditional program of the Faculty of Tourism is held annually with many different topics in order to create a playground and an opportunity for students in different years to exchange and meet, for the purpose of improving the spirit, will and the traditional beauty of the Faculty of Tourism, Van Lang University. More than just an annual program, this is also an emotional 30-day journey of teachers and students of the Faculty of Tourism.

    This year, the program was made around the topic of Multiplication, which sounded strange but actually familiar to Tourism students.

    “Multiplication” means multiplication in math, representing the connection between different individuals and objects to create something new and meaningful. In the perspective of traditional folklore, 'multiplication' are old stories related to the childhood of every Vietnamese child, which have a great influence on the flow of Vietnamese history and culture. Through the old "multiplication" left by our grandparents, we "multiply" more useful things, enrich our souls, perfect our personality and aim for truth - goodness - beauty.

    On November 28, 2020, in the evening, Trinh Cong Son Hall - Campus 3 of Van Lang University witnessed the burning fire of more than 1,000 students who proudly extended the traditional flame of the Faculty of Tourism.

    vlu ve dep tim an tich tt khoa du lich bThe joyful and vibrant opening- song from a K26 freshman

    vlu ve dep tim an tich tt khoa du lich cThe Creative Ngũ cung Mashup presented by Tuấn Huy - Văn Thanh - Trịnh Thuận

    vlu ve dep tim an tich tt khoa du lich ccThe honor to Teacher Appreciation on November 20th of K23D, has touched the audience, bringing back beautiful memories of teacher relationships

    With selected performances representing national soul such as "Liên Khúc Ba Miền", "Son", "Bắc Kim thang", "Mashup" "Lý kéo chài & Thương Nhau Lý Tơ Hồng" and a traditional Ao Dai fashion show, “Multiplication” is a music night that honors the simplistic and closeness of the country and shows the spirit of preserving the beauty of the homeland from each student of the Faculty of Tourism, Van Lang University.

    vlu ve dep tim an tich tt khoa du lich iiTitle and Certificate Ceremony for students with 5-Good

    In addition to interesting music performances, the program combined the Ceremony of the top 50 typical students of the Faculty of Tourism who were awarded the title  “5 - Good Student”  with recognized academic and activity achievements to encourage g the spirit of dedication to the school and continuous development in learning.

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  • Morning 10/4/2019, Van Lang University successfully host international scientific conference with the topic “ Community-based tourism and sustainable development in globalized context”. The conference has the participation of 25  international scientists, researchers and lecturers from different unviersities.

  • Morning 07/05/2019, Van Lang University participate the 13th CONFRAISIE of AUF in Pacific-Ocean region. The event occurred at University of Economics and Law of Ho Chi Minh City.

  •  “A truly meaningful cognitive training trip” – this is the common feedback of Honor Training class members who are the Van Lang University’s sophomores of Tourism after returning from a five- day internship in Thailand.

  • From December 1st to 5th, 2019, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan made a courtesy visit and worked with Australian Government at the invitation of the Australian Government. During this visit, Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan focused on tourism development activities on December 2th, 2019. The Secretary attended the discussion on the Smart Cities project of University of New South Wales, visited the William Blue College of Hospitality Management and witnessed the signing ceremony of cooperation between William Angliss Institute - Australia and Van Lang University - Vietnam.

  • In this morning, Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper published an article written by Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri - Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Van Lang University in the Section of Ho Chi Minh City Forum - Listening about “Cooperating with the private sector in human resources development in Tourism.”

  • On the morning of May, 30th, the Quality Assurance Department and the Tourism Faculty of Van Lang University successfully organized the workshop included employers and skilled analytic people to improve the quality of training programs.

  • On 03/06/2020, the online contest “Logo Design and Slogan of Ho Chi Minh City Tour Guide Association” announced the awards. First prize belonged to Diep Phi Long – Student of Class 24, majoring in Tourism and Travel Management, Van Lang University. 

  • On 29/05/2020, the Faculty of Tourism has successfully held the scientific Seminar, of which the special subject was "Qualitative Approach in Vietnam's Tourism Research: A story from case studies."

  • On 25 August 2020, Van Lang University, InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), and Swiss Education Group (SEG) signed a cooperation agreement in Tourism training.

  • On April 16, the Tourism Faculty of Van Lang University cooperated with Saigontourist Travel Service Company to organize a seminar "Job opportunities on the Star Cruises international cruise ship" for students of Tourism & Travel Management to take advantage of new job opportunities.

  • On the morning of May 16, 2021, the semi-final round of The Tourism Challenge 2021 officially started with the participation of more than 20 students from 3 majors: Tourism Service Management Travel & Tourism, Hotel Management, Restaurant & Catering Management.

  • On November 26, 2020, Van Lang University held a Ceremony to announce the Decision and award the National Accreditation Certificate for three undergraduate training programs including Accounting, English Language and Hospitality Management.

  • After 7 days, on the afternoon of March 22, 2021, the closing ceremony of the official survey for external evaluation of the university training program in Travel and Tourism Administration, Construction Engineering, Finance - Banking took place at N2T1 Hall, main Campus, Van Lang University.

  • In the evening of October 15th, 2020, the program to welcome new Course 26 students with the topic “Rubik” of Faculty of Tourism was held at Trinh Cong Son Hall. This program created a great energy and inspired all freshmen majoring in Hotel Management, Tourism Service and Travel Management, Restaurant, Food and Beverage Management.

  • To help students to enhance the knowledge in Tourism, social life, and ease the anxiety and stress from the final exams, Van Lang University’s Faculty of Tourism had successfully organized the Online Contest “Vietnam-On-The-Go” on 15 and 16 June 2021.

  • On June 14, 2021, Van Lang University's Faculty of Tourism held the opening week of "Tourism business simulation 2021". This is an annual subject for 4th year students in the curriculum of Tourism student. In light of the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, all activities in the program were held online on the MS Team application.

  • From 08 to 12 July 2021, the Faculty of Tourism at Van Lang University had organized the online seminar series on “Francophone Tourism Market: Understand to Succeed”, sponsored by Agence Universitaire de la Francophone (AUF) and the supports of Images Travel.

  • On July 8, 2021, Van Lang University's Faculty of Tourism cooperated with AUF Francophone University and Images Travel Company to successfully organize the seminar "Bringing Culture to French-Speaking Tourists: Traditional Medicine in Tours". The event attracted nearly 100 students and guides from the Francophone community in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand to participate on the Zoom online system.

  • On the evening of July 15, 2021, the Faculty of Tourism of Van Lang University in collaboration with AUF Francophone University and Images Travel Company continued to organize a seminar on "How to transfer culture and history into the presentation of a novice tour guide", taking place on the online application Zoom attracted nearly 100 students and guides.

  • On July 18, 2021, the Executive Board of the Youth Union - Faculty of Tourism organized a Workshop on the topic "SPREADING FIRE" on the online application MS Teams, connecting more than 150 students to participate. including the Executive Board of classes and members of the Executive Committee of the Youth Union - Association.

  • Following the activities of a series of seminars on the French tourism market, on July 22, 2021, the Faculty of Tourism of Van Lang University cooperated with the Francophone University Organization AUF and Images Travel Company held a seminar "Organizing and operating group tourism in France - Career prospects: Designing and selling tours in Réceptif, selling to Francophone travel agencies". Francophone students listened, actively contributed ideas and asked many lively questions through the Zoom online application.

  • On December1st, 2020, Tourism Skill Club - Faculty of Tourism, Van Lang University organized a workshop with the theme "MC of MICE", giving students new knowledge about event organization in MICE Tourism.

    Tourism Skills Club is a Faculty academic club built to train students' skills, especially the students of the Faculty of Tourism, Van Lang University.

    MICE - standing for Meeting, Incentive (Reward), Convention (conference, seminar) and Exhibition, is a type of tourism which combines conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and organizations. events, travel rewards of companies for employees and partners.

    vlu tourism skill club cWorkshop is led by the alumni in K25 - the Faculty of Tourism, one of bilingual MC of MICE - lecturer of MCA.

    MC MICE is the host for office guests or business guests. More specifically, MC MICE is also a person with active foreign language skills, delivering attractive content in many languages to be able to host programs for foreign guests when necessary.

    Public speaking skills or MC skills are extremely important to students, especially the students of the Faculty of Tourism. Recognizing the novelty as well as the attractiveness of the young people as MICE MC, the Tourism Living Skill Club has planned to organize an MC workshop with the theme "MC of MICE" to share with you the skills of animation, effective team building events.

    vlu tourism skill club bStudents at the Tourism Faculty excitedly asked questions on careers for the alumni.

    At the workshop, Mr. Kim Hai helped the students understand deeply  the MC of MICE, sharing  knowledge and experience during his career. Besides, like a big brother in the family, Kim Hai enthusiastically helped his juniors orient their future, giving many practical advice, answering questions on how to become a good MICE MC and keeping the fire of passion over time. With his foreign language skills,, Mr. Kim Hai exchanged and answered many questions of students in English very impressively.

    vlu tourism skill club dBesides sharing personal experience, Mr. Kim Hai stirred the atmosphere with exciting and vivid games.

    After getting knowledge from the speaker, the participants were divided into small groups and practiced managing and cheering skills in front of the crowd to summarize the most effective methods. Many students had bold and novel ideas that attracted attendees, making the whole room warmly respond.

    vlu tourism skill club gStudents are divided into small groups , practising cheering skills right at the workshop.

    With interesting sharing from Mr.Hải, MC MICE-themed Workshop closed with success and a lot of memorable moments. Students of the Faculty of Tourism Van Lang had an opportunity to approach an interesting and potential new career, broadening the direction for the future.

    vlu tourism skill club f”MC of MICE” Workshop is not just a learning and skill training session but also a nice gathering of different student generations at the Tourism Faculty.

    Article: Hoài Ân

    Photo: Cẩm Tú

  • On 12 August, the final session of the seminar series on “French-speaking Tourism Market: Understanding for Success” was organized by the Faculty of Tourism at Van Lang University in collaboration with the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and Images Travel on Zoom online platform. The event attracted many students, tour guides, and specialists in tourism fields.

  • September 2021, The Tourism Challenge 2021 - The academic playground of the Faculty of Tourism of Van Lang University officially reached the finale with unexpected talent shows from students in 3 majors: Tourism & Travel Service Management, Hotel Management and Restaurant & Catering Management.

  • On October 31, 2021, Faculty of Tourism – Van Lang University organized 02 webinars topics "The picture of human resources and opportunities for career development in the Tourism industry" belongs to talkshow "Preparing Tourism human resources after Covid-19 pandemic", providing an overall picture of post-pandemic human resources and career development opportunities in the areas of Tourism Service and Travel Management, Hospitality Management, Food and Beverage Management.

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