From research to awaiting adventure: The marketing and culture team prepares for Vietnam

Friday, July 21, 2023
by Alan, Alyanna, Hemadri, Michelle (AFM students)

The marketing and culture team has been actively researching unique activities in Vietnam to explore its captivating culture and breathtaking natural beauty. Vietnam offers many experiences that appeal to all our senses. Amidst our packed schedule, we have set aside leisure time on the weekend to explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, admire the architectural marvels of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and delve into the historical significance of the Reunification Palace. In our quest to understand Vietnamese culture, we have also organized workshops in class to learn the Vietnamese language and social etiquette. In these sessions, we will learn how to communicate effectively and interact respectfully with the local community.

Collage of the individual photos of Alan, Alyanna, Hemadri and Michelle

Additionally, one aspect of Vietnam that has piqued our curiosity is its lively street food culture. With approximately 56,000 street food vendors in Hanoi alone, our team is thrilled to embark on a culinary adventure and savour the mouthwatering delights that Vietnam has to offer. Moreover, we look forward to indulging in iconic Vietnamese dishes like Bánh mì (Vietnamese baguette sandwich) and Bún bò Huế (spicy beef noodle soup).

With all our preparations complete, we now eagerly await the moment of boarding the plane and setting foot in Vietnam, ready to observe its unmatched beauty firsthand. The anticipation of experiencing the country's vibrant culture, picturesque landscapes, and delectable cuisine fills us with excitement and wonder.

Alongside the communications team at the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF), we have been harnessing our creative skills to document our AFM 334 course experiences. You may have already come across our captivating posts on SAF’s social media platforms. From our introductory blogs to the ‘Meet the Team’ Instagram stories, we aim to provide a glimpse into the diverse dynamics of our class. As we approach the trip, stay tuned for more captivating blogs, social media content, and Instagram takeovers, offering you the opportunity to engage with us and inquire about our unforgettable journey. Keep an eye out for these updates and join us in our adventure as we explore the wonders of Vietnam!