Gap Year in Vietnam

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Get ready for your gap year in Vietnam with Go Discover Abroad and explore like a local, soaking in the authentic vibes of this picturesque land. From the lush green rice fields of Sapa in North Vietnam to the breathtaking Mekong Delta in the South and the gorgeous coastline on the East - Vietnam will absolutely mesmerize you. No matter whether you wish to join a childcare volunteer program to make a difference or snorkel on the turquoise waters by the gorgeous beaches, or try out canyoning & abseiling down the waterfalls in Da Lat - we'll ensure that you get to experience the best gap year adventures in Vietnam.

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General Questions

All travelers and volunteers will need a valid Visa for entering the country. Visit your nearby Vietnam Embassy to know more about the Visa. We shall provide you the necessary documents if required. For further information, you can directly get in touch with your point of contact, who can assist you better.

It's your choice! You can explore the country as a solo traveler or hop around with your favorite people if they are willing to join you as well. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.

You might come here alone, but you'll end up meeting some amazing people. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to Vietnam, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!

You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.

It's good if you can consult your physician and take the vaccinations as instructed. We would suggest you to take the Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Tetanus vaccines. You must also check with your doctor for any other medicines that you might require.

You'll need money for your personal expenses, additional tour costs, weekend meals (at times, if you are heading out for lunch or dinner) etc. It'll be sufficient if you keep $40 - $50 for each day.

Vietnam is a relatively safe country for visitors, including solo travelers (both men and women). We believe that your safety depends on you to a large extent, hence you need to be a little cautious. Try to avoid going out at night with strangers. We'll have our coordinators who'll be there at your service, 24/7. So you need not worry about safety.

People in Vietnam love to celebrate their festivals and you can also be a part of their celebrations. You'll be totally moved by the madness of the people during the festive seasons. The main festivals are Tet Festival (similar to Thanksgiving), Phu Giay Festival, Buon Don Elephant Races, Lord Buddha’s Birthday and much more. Check your dates and our coordinator will guide you about the festivals you can be a part of.

Vietnam experiences hot and humid tropical climate throughout the year. You need to carry light and comfortable clothes for your trip. It's wiser to travel light and pack only the essentials. Don't make your luggage too heavy, as you'll get almost everything in Vietnam! 

Vietnamese is the official language of the country, however people in the cities mostly speak French or English. In the rural parts of the country, you'll mostly find people speaking in their local dialect. Your coordinator will be well versed in English. Apart from that, you'll be given a basic Vietnamese lesson during your orientation. So you need not worry about language barrier!

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