Previous student activities have included:
- Teaching/assistant teaching, especially in ESL/TEFOL
- Social enterprise management and development
- Youth leadership, mentoring and life-skills coaching
- Fundraising and marketing
Accommodation: Typically hotel twin-share accommodation
Activity Timing*: Winter Vacation (June - July)
Activity length: 4-6 weeks
PACE Units*: ARTS3000, EDTE4010, INTS3050, MQBS3000
*Please note: unit availability, timing and activities are dependent on partner needs and are subject to change. Not all units are offered each session.
Location and highlights
KOTO has multiple venues within Vietnam, with a restaurant and training center located in Hanoi. The KOTO restaurant is located opposite Quoc Tu Giam park in Van Mieu and surrounded by local artisan shops and specialty stores. Students who are placed at the KOTO Training Center take the KOTO shuttle bus to and from the center each day and are provided lunch at the center's canteen.
Hanoi is renown for its centuries-old architecture, rich diverse culture fusing Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is Hoan Kiem District (the Old Quarter), where the narrow streets meet at the famous Hoan Kiem Lake. There are many historic sites worth visiting, including Bach Ma, Đồng Xuân Market and Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature).
Hanoi's famously delicious street food (and coffee!) is a total highlight with an array of culinary delights destined to captivate the most discriminating gourmand.
Activities with KOTO in July regularly feature an overnight field trip to Da Nang, a coastal town in Central Vietnam.
|HR||Students helped coordinate staff training workshops and performed a demographic analysis on volunteer information that was used to inform decision making and marketing for future volunteer groups.|
|Marketing||Students supported the marketing department with preparation for the End of Year Tet (Lunar New Year) Party by developing media presentations, designing promotional collateral, managing event logistics and fundraising.|
|Business||Students worked with KOTO’s People and Performance team to improve some internal processes. Students focused on the design and implementation of internal communications for current and past trainees, enhancing KOTO’s alumni program.|
|Education||Students assisted KOTO trainers in delivering English language classes and hospitality curriculum. This included conducting lessons, tutoring sessions and hosting conversational English groups. Students also worked with staff to design and develop life-skills training and hospitality training.|
|Public Relations||Students designed a sponsor information pamphlet outlining the benefits for potential sponsors for the KOTO Trainee Field Trip to Hoi An. Students also prepared an official media press-release for the field trip and created thank you letters and certificates for all event sponsors.|