FutureDocs Abroad

July 1 – 16, 2023 or July 15 – 30, 2023

in Hue, Vietnam

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FutureDocs Abroad is an honors only program with a 4.0 GPA requirement for all students. GPA Verification must be submitted before the program begins.


Because of the additional training YOU receive as a Delegate at the Congress,and because you have verified your GPA with the Academy, you are PRE-APPROVED to attend FutureDocs Abroad (you do not need to verify a 4.0 GPA).

The Tuition for FutureDocs Abroad is $6,800. As a Congress Delegate, you receive an immediate $500 discount. 

 

It includes all program and educational costs, international air travel, accommodations for the duration of the trip, chaperones available 24-hours a day throughout the program (and on travel days), three daily meals, and your personalized FutureDocs Abroad Achievement and Leadership Certificate (mailed to you after the program), as well as any local transportation and international health insurance.

 

All international travel plans and accommodations will be arranged by our team and are included in the Tuition.

 

Tuition does not include recommended trip cancellation insurance, domestic airfare to the departure location for international travel (or other domestic transportation methods), passport fees, vaccinations, health records or tests, spending cash for souvenirs or snacks, or airline baggage fees.

Yes. You have the option to select an extended payment plan for the Tuition.

 

Payment options for 2023 enrollment:

 

Full Payment: $6,300 (Congress Delegate discount applied)

 

Payment Plan: Initial payment of $550 followed by 11 payments of $550 automatically charged every 30 days.

If enrollment in a program and the first payment for enrollment is processed on or before March 1, 2023, enrollment may be canceled for a full refund of Tuition paid if a request is made in writing within 30 days of the first payment, regardless of whether that first payment is a full or partial payment. Refunds can take four to six weeks to process.

 

Beyond 30 days after the first payment, Tuition, including all deposits and payments paid, is non-refundable. However, enrollment may be transferred on or before March 1, 2023, to a future program on a space-available basis.

 

If enrollment in the program and the first payment for enrollment is processed on or after March 1, 2023, Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

We strongly encourage families to purchase travel insurance to cover travel and Tuition expenses in case of an unforeseen cancellation.

We take safety and security very seriously. The program staff is always available to you and your peers. Each student will have a dedicated chaperone as well as other staff members who will be available 24/7 throughout the program. If you have a problem or concern, we’re always there to help and offer support.

 

You should understand that this program is for the mature student who can be trusted to follow instructions and act properly. As with travel to any international destination, general awareness, staying with the group as required by program policies, and guidance from our experienced staff will greatly reduce the likelihood of any safety concerns. All students will be trained on safety and security measures, as well as plans of response should a safety concern arise, either locally or elsewhere within the country.

While we know this is an incredibly exciting opportunity, we know it can be an overwhelming one. Our team is here for you and your family. Leading up to the program, we will give you all the information and guidance you need to prepare for departure. Our team is here to help any time you or your family have any questions, concerns, or just want to talk things through!

If circumstances change, we can work together to transfer your enrollment to another future program on a space-available basis. This can only be done before March 1, 2023. After that date, enrollment may not be transferred or changed.

It is required that all students are up-to-date on all routine immunizations stated on the CDC website, including DTaP, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, MMR, and Varicella (Chickenpox).

 

To access the clinical facilities in Tanzania, students are also REQUIRED to have a Typhoid immunization, and a Malaria vaccination or prescribed medication. 

 

Note: Immunization fees are not included in the Tuition.

 

We strongly advise students to take up the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, students will be required to be vaccinated in order to rotate within the Medical Facilities. 

 

Students may also be asked to submit to temperature or other COVID-19-related screenings for travel, access to our host university’s facilities, and use of other facilities.

Yes. You will need a valid passport for entry into Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of the program you attend and have one blank visa page. We strongly advise that you check your passport’s expiration date or apply for your passport as soon as you have enrolled, It can take four to six weeks to receive a new passport. 

 

Note: Passport fees are not included in the Tuition.

Citizens of the U.S. require a visa to travel to Vietnam. You should NOT apply for a visa on your own. Wait for instructions from our team, as we will be applying for a specific type of visa. 

 

Note: Visa fees are not included in the Tuition.

FutureDocs Abroad has long-standing relationships with medical organizations and leaders in the education and healthcare fields in Vietnam, which allows students this superb access and experience.

 

Hue is a historical, safe, and welcoming city. It is also one of the growing centers of medical advancement and international educational cooperation in Vietnam. Vietnam is very popular because of the country’s deep cultural history and the people’s renowned warmth and hospitality.

 

FutureDocs Abroad also has ties to some of Vietnam’s most prestigious medical schools, the hospitals affiliated with them, other private hospitals, smaller community hospitals and clinics, and other health and government institutions. This allows an elite level of access and cooperation for attending students.

 

While physician mentors at the hospital will educate students in English, hospital patients and most of the general population does not speak English, so students will have the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in life in Vietnam.

 

All FutureDocs Abroad activities will take place at the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and its affiliated hospitals and facilities.

Since Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, its facilities (where most of the FutureDocs Abroad sessions will take place), and the local hotel accommodations will be within close proximity of each other, students will travel with their small groups and chaperones to and from program activities via private, scheduled transportation, or walk if they are close by. Private motor coaches will be arranged for any excursions or activities that take place outside the area.

You can bring all of the above. Having your cell phone with you will be important for updates and communication throughout the program. As with any travel, students will be reminded to be cautious about using their devices and to avoid being distracted by them while in public settings. Students are welcome to bring any personal items and spending money for the duration of the program.

Specific travel details, including flight numbers, travel times, and international airport departure location, will be provided to you no later than four months before our departure date. You will need to arrange domestic transportation from your home to the international airport departure location and back home again. 

 

Note: Domestic travel expenses are not included in the Tuition.

 

As a reminder, all international air travel, local transportation, and hotel accommodations will be arranged by our team, and are all included in the Tuition. Your international flights will be reserved as a group, along with the flights for our team, who will accompany you on flights from the U.S. to Vietnam and back.

If you become ill, are injured, or you require medical treatment on the trip, your chaperone will bring you to the emergency room or doctor’s office and remain with you at all times. Your parents will be contacted immediately. You will receive the best possible medical care on a VIP basis.

 

We require all students to submit emergency contact information and disclose medical conditions, allergies, dietary restrictions and/or special needs, prescriptions, etc., before the trip so that if it becomes necessary for you to go to the hospital for any reason, our team has all this important information on hand.

You and your peers will be chaperoned by a team of staff experienced in managing student programs. Chaperones accompany all students on the international flight, stay in the same overnight accommodations, and accompany you on cultural excursions off campus. Your chaperone and the entire team will be available to you 24/7.

 

Parents may contact chaperones directly if they cannot reach their child for any reason.

Absolutely. You will be split into smaller, more intimate groups when you are in medical settings so that you  can participate in more activities, as well as experience a more hands-on approach.

Arrangements will be secured for students and chaperones to reside in a local hotel during the program. The hotel will be safe and comfortable with modern amenities including A/C. Student accommodations will be single-gender and double occupancy.

 

Strict curfews will be enforced for students throughout their stay. Each student will be assigned a specific chaperone to report to. Students will be chaperoned at all times when outside the care of the staff at the medical center and hospital. Parents may contact chaperones directly if they cannot reach their child for any reason.

You will need to wear scrubs and a long white lab coat for all sessions at the hospital and medical facilities. For weekend excursions and time off from the hospital, you should pack comfortable/casual clothes. A full suggested packing list will be provided to you after enrollment.

Hue is situated in central Vietnam near the coast. Summer months in central Vietnam are generally hot, dry, and sunny, with the temperatures in the high 80s-90s. There are occasional rain showers. Before departure, a suggested packing list to prepare for the summer weather will be provided to ensure safety and comfort.

FutureDocs Abroad Tuition includes all program costs, international airfare, accommodations, local in-country transportation, and meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Note: Students with special dietary restrictions are asked to submit this information with the required emergency contact, medical conditions, and prescription medication paperwork before the trip.

 

Students may want to bring pocket money for their own personal expenses, shopping, personal care items, etc. ($250-$300 should be more than adequate). Cash is the preferred payment method in many places in Vietnam, but where credit cards are accepted, Visa and MasterCard are more widely accepted than American Express or Discover Card.

 

Parents should ask their credit card companies about their international transaction fees and alert them of the student’s international travel plans beforehand to avoid security holds.

Vietnam’s currency is the đồng. Currently, 1000 Vietnamese đồng equals about 0.04 USD. U.S. bank ATM cards can also be used in Vietnam to obtain đồng. Students should check with their bank about foreign ATM transaction and conversion fees. To avoid additional fees, students may bring U.S. dollars that can be exchanged for the local currency, which the FutureDocs Abroad Team can facilitate on-site for students. It’s recommended that if you bring U.S. dollars, you bring only crisp, clean bills, as bills with marks, tears, or creases are likely to be rejected when you go to exchange them in Vietnam.

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