Are you a Canadian student currently studying Hospitality, Hospitality Management, Tourism, or Hotel and Restaurant Management? Have you dreamed of pursuing a global career where you can travel the world? If yes, then we have exciting news for you! Stepabroad has recently launched a new resort hotel job program for Canadian students studying hospitality or a related program.
Participants of our program will gain work experience at a globally-recognized five-star hotel resort in one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing tourism destinations: Vietnam!
Positions are for a duration of 3 to 4 months with three start dates per year in January, May, and September.
This program gives Canadian hospitality students the opportunity to gain work experience at a prestigious resort hotel in a highly sought after tourism destination. Instead of getting a hotel job in your own city, this opportunity allows you to gain truly unique international experience for your resume and develop international connections that could result in more opportunities in the hotel industry in the future. In addition, you can explore the world, and experience living in a beautiful destination. Imagine spending your days off relaxing on white-sand beaches, wandering through markets, sipping delicious Vietnamese coffee and admiring intricate details of ancient pagodas. It’s all possible with Stepabroad!
Canadian students can choose from one of two beautiful destinations in Vietnam to complete the resort hospitality co-op job program. The first destination is on the dazzling palm tree-lined tropical island of Phú Quốc. The second destination is in the colourful UNESCO World Heritage townsite of Hội An. Read on to learn more about each place.
Located in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Phú Quốc sits off the coast of Cambodia in a district of 28 islands. It is a nature lover’s paradise with hiking trails in Phú Quốc National Park and kayaking and snorkeling in the crystal waters with sea turtles. With over 150km of coastline there is endless opportunity to relax on one of the island’s 20 unspoiled beaches! End the day enjoying the ocean breeze under the palms by watching the sunset over the ocean at one of the island’s beach bars.
Hội An is an ancient riverside town where bright yellow merchant houses line the promenade with endless restaurants, bars, and shops. Fuel up on street barbeque and steaming bowls of pho before exploring the canal-lined streets of the old town by bike or on foot. Hội An is ideally located about halfway up the coast of Vietnam making nearby attractions a quick weekend trip away. Visit the white sand beaches and Marble Mountains in Da Nang or the impressive citadel in the former imperial capital of Huế while based in Hội An.
To be accepted into our hospitality hotel job program you must be a Canadian citizen with a valid passport and currently enrolled in a hospitality, tourism or related post-secondary program.
In order to participate, you must be able to obtain a letter from your Canadian institution confirming that you are enrolled in a hospitality or related academic program. This letter is not required at the time of your application to our program, but closer towards your departure date. Our team can assist you with the guidelines required for this letter.
Finally, you do not need to speak Vietnamese. You must have advanced English skills, or be fluent, in order to assist the international guests visiting the resort.
The great news is no, you are not required to have previous work experience in a hotel or resort to land a position with our program. Previous experience in a customer-facing role is preferred, but not required.
Food and Beverage Management Interns will develop the skills needed to become competent and confident with the below responsibilities:
The Front Office Management Intern will have the opportunity to develop the skills required to become competent at overseeing the following responsibilities:
Participants may use this job opportunity to satisfy a co-op, internship or work experience requirement in their hospitality program that is 720 hours or less. If your program requires a co-op to be more than 720 hours, please contact us and we can look at arranging a longer placement.
If your program does not have a co-op requirement, that’s okay too! Participants may choose to supplement their studies with management work experience and strengthen their resume before beginning their careers after graduation.
Once you submit your application, a member of our team will contact you by email within 48 hours. We then like to have a quick phone call to discuss the next steps and answer any questions you might have.
Once you have been accepted to the program, your internship coordinator will direct you to our website where you can make the payment for the program fee. After receiving your secure online payment, we will begin our services of arranging your resort hotel job in your preferred destination. In the unlikely event we are unable to secure you a job, you will receive a full refund. Please refer to our brochure for program fee information.
We typically require applicants to get in touch with us at least three months notice before their desired job start date. This gives us enough time to set up interviews and process your work permit, as well as prepare you for your departure to Vietnam.
The program fee covers the services provided by your personal internship coordinator. These include the following:
In addition to these services, you will also receive monthly spending money for personal expenses or weekend trips around Vietnam. Your internship coordinator will be there to answer any questions for the duration of your internship. You will also have an in-country point of contact for any emergencies or concerns that our team in Canada cannot immediately assist you with.
You’ve likely never heard of us because we are one of Canada’s newest work experience providers! We’ve been sending Canadians abroad on work experiences around the globe since 2018. We are proud to be a recognized organization of the Government of Canada’s International Experience Canada program which provides work abroad opportunities to Canadians under the age of 35.
Our team is based out of Vancouver, but we provide our services to Canadians across the country with programs that help them embark on working holidays and international internships. You can read more about us on our About page. Are you a parent? We’ve got some info for you too!
Alison was a Digital Marketing Specialist at Stepabroad and loved sharing her passion for adventure to inspire others to travel. While in university, she took a life-changing summer trip to Australia on a Working Holiday and since then traveled extensively across six continents throughout her student and professional career.