Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration in collaboration with ICAEW organized the opening ceremony of the Accounting Course for Talented Students

On June 19, 2019, Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) held the opening ceremony of the Accounting Course for Talented Students. This is one of ICAEW and TUEBA’s mutual efforts to improve the quality of training in the fields of accounting, auditing, and improve the competitiveness and employability for TUEBA students.

Assoc. Prof. Do Anh Tai – Vice Rector – delivered the opening speech

Speaking at the ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Anh Tai, Vice Rector, said: “The cooperation between ICAEW, the leading professional organization in auditing and accounting of The UK, and Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration are a foundation for high quality training, providing the latest training programs for TUEBA. The partnership also aims to strengthen the enrollment of TUEBA’s talented students with learning and employment opportunities in leading corporations and exposure to the knowledge of the region’s major financial markets. In the coming years, the two parties will strengthen exchange activities to concretize long-term cooperation programs.”

“Since establishment, TUEBA has developed a unique development direction to create differences in training and research, consistently giving the top priority on quality, not offering all programs covering all economic sectors but focusing on developing industries in demand to meet the country’s industrialization, modernization and international economic integration requirements. ”

“Establishing a partner relationship with ICAEW is an opportunity for the two parties to develop high quality training programs in accounting and auditing to meet international training standards, offering more learning and internship opportunities abroad or in prestigious international corporations operating in Vietnam and opportunities to participate in various specialized seminars and networking programs with leading experts in the field of accounting and auditing. ” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Anh Tai added.

In addition, the Vice Rector also expressed his pride when TUEBA students named themselves on par with students not only at the top universities in the country but also at the top universities in the South-East Asia.

Ms. Dang Thi Mai Trang made a speech at the meeting

On behalf of ICAEW, Ms. Dang Thi Mai Trang, ICAEW Chief Representative in Vietnam shared at the event: “One of ICAEW’s priority goals is to strengthen cooperation with universities to improve the quality of training, meeting the new requirements of the integration economy. Today, I am pleased to see that the partner relationship between ICAEW and TUEBA has become tightened through the opening of the Accounting Course for TUEBA’s talented students.”

“I believe that this course will provide opportunities for the university’s young talents in the field of finance – accounting to follow international training programs. The Accounting Course for Talented Students provides students with not only professional knowledge but soft skills and other necessary professional skills as well to help them confidently work in the internationally professional environment after graduation,” Ms. Trang added.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Dinh Tuan – Dean, Faculty of Accounting – delivered the Decision to grant scholarships

ICAEW Vietnam presented gifts and 26 scholarships to talented accounting students

TUEBA was honored by ICAEW as the university with the most participants in the ICAEW 100 contest in Vietnam.

On this occasion, ICAEW Vietnam honored TUEBA as the university with the most students participating in the ICAEW 100 contest in Vietnam, and presented award and certificate to Nguyen Thi Minh Hang, 3rd year student of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration), who was in top 6 Vietnamese students with the highest results in the contest of searching 100 talented students in Southeast Asia (ICAEW 100).

At the end of the ceremony, 26 students who received scholarships attended the first class session.

Conference: “The Challenges in MSMEs, Economy, Governance and Leadership: Philippines and Vietnam Experiences”

Conference: “The Challenges in MSMEs, Economy, Governance and Leadership: Philippines and Vietnam Experiences”


Overview of the conference

On 12th of June, 2019, Thai Nguyen university of Economics and Business Administration in collaboration with Central Philippine University organized a seminar: “The Challenges in MSMEs, Economy, Governance and Leadership: Philippines and Vietnam Experiences”. Attending the conference, the delegation of Central Philippine University included: Irving Domingo L. Rio, Ph.D. – Vice President, Rowena Monzo Liboon, Ph.D – Head of Graduate School, Hernandez Carmen, Ph.D – Graduate program coordinator, and 18 PhD students. From Mavin Group, it was very honor with the attendance of David John Whitehead, Ph.D – Mavin Group President. On the side of Thai Nguyen university of Economics and Business Administration, the participants were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Anh Tai – Vice Rector, representatives of faculties, teachers and PhD students who are studying doctoral programs collaborated with Central Philippine University.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Do Anh Tai expressed his deep gratitude and warmly welcomed the Central Philippine University delegation and all teachers and PhD students of Thai Nguyen university of Economics and Business Administration at the Conference.

There had a lot of interesting presentations introduced by representatives from two universities, such as: “Research on

Public Health Services Quality: A Case Study at Thai Nguyen National Hospital” of Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Ph.D – TUEBA; “Business Performance of A Private Higher Education Institution’s Auxiliary Enterprises Focused on Dormitories: Basis for Operational Innovation” by Jerelyn Joy G. Catadman; Althea U. Denuevo; Christine B. Golilao; Joan A. Militar; Sheryll P. Saromines; “Entrepreneurial Pursuits of Faith Based Organizations: Cases in Western Visaya” by Karenina P. Depamaylo; Jennefer N. Galaraga; Marivic C. Santos; May Rose O. Suerte; Mary Ann B. Tagaytayan; “An Analysis of Educational Quality of Universities in the North of Vietnam: The Human Resource Challenges for MSMEs, Economy, Governance and Leadership: Vietnam Experience”by Bui Thi Thanh Huong – TUEBA …

The international cooperation activities of TUEBA have been making great achievement, significantly contribution to affirm the University’s reputation, brand and position in the Vietnamese education system. The University always affirmed that international cooperation is a leading strategy to create a breakthrough in developing resources to serve the university’s development. TUEBA and Central Philippine University have been cooperating since 2018 so far, the two institutions have well implemented a lot of cooperation programs such as: staff and student exchanges, research collaboration program, joint degree program.

The conference today affirmed that the cooperation between the two institutions was growing, Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Do Anh Tai especially thanks the presenters for their dedication to prepare quality scientific reports for the conference.

At the end of the program, BTC granted certificates to presenters attending the Conference

Delegates took group photos

Certificate Ceremony of Business Vietnamese Training Program for Chinese Students – Course VI, Academic Year 2018-2019

On June 8, 2019, Thai Nguyen University of Economics & Business Administration held a solemn certificate ceremony for 16 Chinese students under the Business Vietnamese Training Program – Course VI – Academic Year 2018 – 2019. Attending the ceremony were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Nhuan Kien – Vice Rector; Dr. Bui Thi Minh Hang – Director of International Cooperation Center for Training and Study Abroad; Dr. Pham Hong Truong – Dean of Faculty of Foundation Studies; coursework teachers and 16 Chinese students.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Nhuan Kien – Vice Rector – delivered a speech at the certificate ceremony

In the framework of cooperation between Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration and Honghe University, China on the training of Business Vietnamese for Chinese students sent by Honghe University, TUEBA received 16 Chinese students to study business Vietnamese in the academic year 2018 – 2019. After one year of hard work, 16 students have completed the course and achieved good results.

Dr. Bui Thi Minh Hang – Director of International Cooperation Center for Training and Study Abroad – delivered the Decision on Business Vietnamese Training Program Completion

In the past academic year, despite many difficulties in language and culture, 16 Chinese students have tried their best to achieve the good results. So far they have been able to improve their Vietnamese language skills. Most of them can use Vietnamese fluently in communicating with teachers and friends. Besides, this is also an opportunity for students of the two countries to meet and help each other in studying and learn about the customs and cultures of the two peoples.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Nhuan Kien presented the certificates to Chinese students

Dr. Bui Thi Minh Hang awarded the most outstanding students of the course


Representative of Chinese students gave thankful remarks

A group photo of lecturers and Chinese students at the Certificate Ceremony

In order to achieve the above results, in addition to the learning efforts of the students, there was also great concern of the university and especially the enthusiastic and responsible teaching staff participating in the training program. It is expected that the above results will be an affirmation for TUEBA to have more cooperation projects with other foreign partners in the future.

Scholarship awarding ceremony for students of elementary Korean level 1

In the framework of educational cooperation between Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration (TUEBA) and Daejin International Volunteer Association (DIVA), on June 4, 2019, a scholarship award ceremony for students of elementary Korean level 1 took place at TUEBA. Attending the ceremony were Mr. Yun Eunho – President of DIVA; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Anh Tai – Vice Rector of TUEBA, Korean teachers and all the students attending the course of elementary Korean level 1.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Anh Tai delivered his congratulatory speech at the ceremony

As previously reported, TUEBA and DIVA coordinated in many activities such as: co-organizing “Vietnam-Korea Cultural Exchange Night in 2018”, signing a cooperation agreement on Korean training at TUEBA, opening the first Korean class with nearly 30 students. So far the two parties have cooperated to offer a total of 30 scholarships to students of first elementary Korean class, worth VND 28.080.000, including 01 scholarship for excellent performance worth VND 1.800.000, 10 scholarships worth 100% of the tuition, 12 scholarships worth 70% of the tuition and 07 students received a scholarship worth 50% of the tuition. The scholarship fund was taken from the tuition and were additionally sponsored by DIVA.

Mr. Yun Eunho – President of DIVA awarded scholarships to the students

Speaking at the Ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Anh Tai expressed great appreciation to DIVA for their support to students of TUEBA in particular and students in Thai Nguyen province in general. He also expected that DIVA would continue to support TUEBA’s students in the future.

Assoc. Prof. Do Anh Tai awarded scholarships to the students

The above scholarships are small in monetary value but they are of great encouragement and meaningfulness to the students attending the Korean class. It is expected that the students will be supported with favorable conditions for further study to succeed on their chosen paths.

TUEBA students are excited to participate in Career Consultation and Recruitment Day in 2019

On May 14, 2019, the Center for Consulting and Student Support – Thai Nguyen University of Economics & Business Administration organized the Career Consultation and Recruitment Day in 2019 with the participation of 21 businesses offering 445 job positions.

Career Consultation and Recruitment Day is an event organized annually by TUEBA to implement the its strategic goals and development plans in career orientation, capacity building, job offering for final year students, connecting students with employers. At the same time, this event is aimed to strengthen the development of good cooperation between the institution and enterprises in training and recruitment.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Nhuan Kien – Vice Rector – delivered opening speech

In his opening speech, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Tran Nhuan Kien – Vice Rector, on behalf of the staff, lecturers and students, highly appreciated the enterprises for their valuable contribution to participate in the Career Consultation and Recruitment Day in 2019, providing job opportunities with on-site interview to students. TUEBA organizes career consultation and recruitment day every year with the desire to create favorable conditions for students in search of job opportunities suitable to their field of study to show up their abilities and skills to recruiters.

Participating Career Consultation and Recruitment Day in 2019, there were 21 enterprises operating in the fields of information technology, finance – banking, design – construction, aviation, tourism – hospitality, animal feeds, attracting the attention of about 300 students. Major participating enterprises included Vietnam Airlines, Japa Comfeed Company, Kim Cuong Media Company, Tien Bo Group Joint Stock Company, Maritime Bank, Thai Nguyen Post Insurance Company (PTI), Tam Dao Tourism Services Joint Stock Company.

Group photo with collaborative partners

The event converging a large number of businesses operating in different fields helped students have great opportunities to better understand the requirements of enterprises on professional capacity, professional skills and working attitudes of their workers. In addition, the program was not only a bridge between students and employers but also a bridge between Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration and enterprises in high quality human resources training, ensuring university graduates to meet social needs.

Posters of participating enterprises

Direct interview with headhunters

21 participating business partners offered 445 vacancies

The Student’s Association organized the 7th healthy youth festival

On May 7, 2019, at the campus of Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration, the Youth Union and the Student’s Association successfully organized the 7th Healthy Youth Festival in 2019.

The program attracted the presence of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Nhuan Kien – Vice Rector; Dr. Bui Nu Hoang Anh – Member of the Party Committee, in charge of youth affairs; Dr. Pham Minh Hoang – Secretary of the Youth Union; MSc. Dong Duc Duy – Chairman of TUEBA’s Student Association; lecturers in the Physical Education Division and more than 500 students.

Speaking at the festival, the Chairman of TUEBA’s Student Association highlighted with the teachers and students about the importance of the Festival, an important condition to achieve the “Good fitness” criterion in the set of “5 Good Students” criteria for the academic year 2018-2019.

The festival is held with a lot of interesting content: physical examination for the certification of ‘healthy youth’, team games: Flashmob, sasuke, reverse game tug. Result:

– 196 students recognized “Good fitness”

– “Flashmob” contest: first prize: Faculty of Finance and Banking, second prize: Faculty of Economics, third prize: Faculty of Business Administration.

– “Sasuke” competition: first prize: Faculty of Business Administration, second prize: Faculty of Management – Economic Law, third prize: Faculty of Economics.

– “Reverse Game Tug” competition: first prize: Faculty of Management – Economic Law, second prize: Faculty of Business Administration, third prize: Faculty of Banking and Finance.

The festival was very exciting, giving students motivation in studying and training, contributing to a dynamic and creative image of TUEBA youth and students. It is expected that in the following years the festival will attract more students to participate, contributing to promoting the movement of regular physical exercise in the university.

Below are some photos of the event.

The signing ceremony of cooperation with Vinpearl Joint Stock Company and the talkshow “Road to Hospitality”

On May 6, 2019, the signing ceremony of cooperation agreement between Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration and Vinpearl Joint Stock Company was held in the Lecture Hall 101-GK1, TUEBA. The agreement is about cooperation in human resources training and the talkshow program called “Road to Hospitality”.

Attending the signing ceremony, on behalf of Vinpearl Joint Stock Company, there was Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Khanh – Director of Training and Human Resources Development. On behalf of TUEBA, there were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Nhuan Kien – Vice Rector; MSc. Tran Luong Duc – Head of Student Affairs Department, Director of Center for Student Consulting and Supporting Services; MSc. Pham Minh Hoang – Secretary of Youth Union, Vice Director of Center for Student Consulting and Supporting Services; Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thi Gam – Dean of Faculty of Marketing, Commerce and Tourism; Assoc. Prof. Tran Dinh Tuan – Dean of Faculty of Accounting; lecturers from faculties; and 300 students.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Khanh and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Nhuan Kien on behalf of both parties signed the cooperation agreement

Under the cooperation agreement, Vinpearl JSC will support students of the Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration with internship opportunities at establishments operating in the tourism sector owned or run by Vinpearl JSC and the opportunities to be employed by Vinpearl in 2019 and the following years. The internship at Vinpearl JSC will be at least 2 months, up to 6 months, with a commitment to work for Vinpearl JSC after graduation according to the company’s regulations. Vinpearl JSC will coordinate training programs and events for students at tourism establishments throughout the country to improve skills and accumulate experience. At the same time, Vinpearl will coordinate the organization of student support activities including career orientation, future orientation, career field tours, scholarship programs, tourism internship clubs… The prospect of the cooperation between the two parties opens a great opportunity for employment for TUEBA’s graduates, especially those majoring in tourism and hospitality.

Founded in Vietnam in 2003, Vinpearl is a leading Vietnamese hospitality brand within Vingroup, consisting of six hotel & resorts brands, including Vinpearl Resorts, Vinpearl Discovery, Vinpearl Condotel, Vinpearl City Hotels, VinOasis and Vinpearl Luxury; 3 entertainment brands including Vinpearl Land, Vinpearl Safari, Vinpearl Golf, 2 spa brands: Vincharm and Akoya Spa and 1 MICE & F&B brand: Almaz. At present, Vinpearl offers close to 20,000 rooms, including 4,000 villas to travellers as well as over 70 MICE spaces for corporate guests. As of December 2018, Vinpearl’s network consisted of 43 properties across 17 key tourist and business destinations within Vietnam. In 2019, the Vinpearl portfolio is expected to expand with over 10 new properties currently under development.

With the above-mentioned development pace, Vingroup in general and Vinpearl JSC in particular have been in great demand for human resources to build brand and develop new facilities. With the aim to create absolute working conditions for Vietnamese people, especially young people, through this agreement, Vinpearl wishes to express a firm trust and expectation to students of TUEBA not only in the fields of tourism and hospitality but also in other areas related to culture, services, entertainment, event organization, and the group’s fine arts performance activities throughout the country.

On behalf of TUEBA, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Nhuan Kien – Vice Rector – expressed the pleasure of being cooperated with Vinpearl JSC and signing a cooperation agreement in the field of tourism and hospitality between the two parties. The Vice Rector expressed his wish that the cooperation between TUEBA and the company will be further strengthened, help the university to enhance the application of training programs and to provide exactly what the company wants for their workforce.

At the end of the ceremony, the talkshow program “Road to hospitality occupation” was held with precious sharing of Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Khanh on orientation of employment, advancement opportunities at Vinpearl, exchange of recruitment opportunities, requirements and recruitment methods at the functional departments and dissemination of Trainee Program 2019.

TUEBA students and staff taking photo with Vinpearl JSC representatives

This signing ceremony demonstrates that Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration always focuses on the quality and efficiency of cooperation with enterprises to serve the training objectives to meet social needs and link training activities with real practices. The cooperation agreement with Vinpearl JSC of Vingroup, which has worldwide reputation, has proved the university’s prestige and quality in training.



Central Philippine University warmly welcomes TUEBA students of high quality programs

TUEBA students at Central Philippine University

On April 13, 2019, 18 students of high quality undergraduate programs started student mobility program in the Philippines under the framework of training cooperation between Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration and Central Philippine University.

Prof. Teodoro C. Robles – President of Central Philippine University – welcomed TUEBA students

Welcoming TUEBA delegation was a warm reception, where the President of Central Philippine University had a speech expressing great interest in TUEBA students, hoping that after 2 months of studying, TUEBA students will obtain good records. The President also expressed his wish that the cooperation between the CPU and TUEBA will be further strengthened.

The purpose of short-term exchange is not to get a degree but for students to improve and sharpen their foreign language skills ​​as well as to learn from international students and experience the life of international students during their study in the Philippines. Exchange students will receive credits as regular students. At the end of 2 months of exchange, the students will have to submit their study program report. They can then share to their friends in the home country good memories about the country, the people and the university in which they are enrolled to study in the Philippines.

Below are some pictures of TUEBA students while studying at CPU:

Celebrating Bunpimay 2562 – 2019 with Lao students

On the occasion of the Lao Traditional New Year- Bunpimay festival (falling in 2562 according to the Buddhist calendar), on April 6, 2019, Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration hosted the celebration of Bunpimay festival and a friendly football match between currently enrolled Lao students of Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration versus Lao students of Thai Nguyen University of Information Technology and Communication.

Attending the event were leaders of the Department of Science and Technology & International Cooperation, Department of Academic Affairs, Secretary of the Youth Union, Chairman of the Student Association and hundreds of students studying at TUEBA. The event also welcomed the presence of representative leader of the Department of Science and Technology & International Cooperation, Chairman of the Student Association and Lao students from Thai Nguyen University of Information Technology and Communication.

Dr. Ta Thi Thanh Huyen – Deputy Head of the Department of Academic Affairs, on behalf of the university leaders, sent warmest greetings to Lao students and highlighted the profound meaning of the traditional Lunar New Year of Bunpimay to Laotian people. Dr. Huyen highly appreciated the cooperation relationship and friendship between Vietnam and Laos in general and the contribution of Lao students to the widely known reputation of TUEBA in Lao’s localities.

Dr. Ta Thi Thanh Huyen and MSc. Pham Minh Hoang gave flowers and gifts to Lao students

On behalf of Lao students, Sensoulat Chanthone Laotian expressed sincere thanks to TUEBA’s staff and students for their support and assistance and affirmed that the good relationship, friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Laos would be tighten further as each Lao student will become an ambassador after graduation.

After the ceremony, Lao students and delegates joined in Nam Vong dance to wish each other health, luck and success. The friendly football match also created an exciting atmosphere with thunderous applause and cheerful smiles.

Amazing Nam Vong Dance

With the students studying abroad, the organization of the Traditional New Year’s activities not only helps the students to celebrate the traditional holiday but motivates them in studying as well.

Below are some photos of the event.

A letter from a K14 student of high quality program on mobility in Bulgaria

Dobrich, February 23, 2019

Hello friends,

Today, on a special day, I want to write a few lines about my living and studying life in the country called “The Land of Roses” – beautiful and poetic Bulgaria.

A month ago, my family took me to Noi Bai International Airport, prepared all the procedures, packed my luggage, and at about 4 pm on the same day my sisters and I in the Vietnam delegation took luggage, proceeded to enter the plane. You may ask what feelings I had at that time. Two words only: Relaxed and calm. It is because after a short period of time to prepare the documents required by Varna University of Management (abbreviated as VUM), arrange the time to participate in the interview, submit documents for immigration procedures; I can feel relaxed and calm after times of anxiety waiting for results: I didn’t know whether my procedures were ok or whether I needed to add anything. How could I get things done by deadline? I was worried about the luggage I prepared; was it enough for the time I was away from home, not just 1 or 2 days, but 1 semester. I was then worried about getting used to the new environment, making new friends…; I am relaxed and calm now because I am here in Bulgaria – The Land of Roses, experiencing international student life at VUM – a school in Europe with many remarkable achievements globally, especially the Erasmus + scholarship program of the European Union.

Talking a little about this scholarship: Erasmus + is a program with a total sum of € 14.7 billion funded by the European Union, for education, youth and sports training. Erasmus + (Erasmus: EuRopean community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Student) includes current programs such as Lifelong Learning Program (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), Youth in Action and 5 international joint activities programs (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the activities program with developed countries). Of course, to pursue the scholarship, we need to meet the following requirements: studentship of a partner university; being in second year or later with GPA of 3.0 or more; obtaining International English Proficiency Certificate equivalent to B1 level or above; motivated to participate in the student mobility and consistent with the criteria of the host university, … Besides the standards, student benefits when receiving scholarships are also very attractive: we are granted flight tickets, tuition, living allowance, …

Recalling the time when I learned about the Erasmus + Mobility, it was a miracle when I received the introduction of the program manager. After reading the scholarship information, I quickly registered and arranged time to participate in the interview round. It was an online interview for me and the students from different member schools in the same university with the representative of VUM’s international cooperation department. The interview took place within about an hour. I was impressed by one question: “What makes you want to join this program and what conditions can we choose you as our student?” It clearly showed one of the criteria for this scholarship: Are you a student with a goal, an orientation for yourself, and an effort to strive to achieve your goal? Is your goal consistent with VUM’s criteria?

I’m here now: Varna University of Management, Bulgaria. Our team has 7 people, from 3 large regional universities of the country: Thai Nguyen University, Hanoi National University, Hai Phong University. We got a week to settle down and get used to our accommodation and where we were going to study. We were in the Central Budget Building, Dobrich City – this place was rented by VUM for student dormitory. Fortunately, each country is arranged in a different apartment, and Vietnam is no exception. Everything in every apartment, including bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen is fully equipped, making everyone feel comfortable to study and live during the mobility period. Our university is about a kilometer away from the dormitory. Every day the students walk to school, talking merrily and watching the streets of Dobrich. I have a very special impression with VUM because the soundproofing classroom architecture is very good with full equipment. The teachers are all very excellent, not only about the professional performance but also about their very creative, engaging teaching methods. During class time, we interacted with teachers, did group exercises with friends. Especially, we were not only mobility students but also VUM’s regular students. Being able to interact with many new friends, from different countries, different colors, different cultures, … is a great opportunity to learn and improve myself.

Studying is put the first priority, but we do not forget to participate in social activities and recreation. One of the things I really like while studying at VUM is that the school is affiliated with a travel company and introduces students to many interesting tours, not only in Bulgaria but also many other areas. It is one of the great ways to promote the image of VUM and Bulgaria. Besides studying, at weekends, my Vietnamese friends and I, and even with friends from other countries, organized trips to interact, learn from each other, and enjoy student life together.

The most special and the most important thing I want to share with you is that I feel very lucky because I made the right decision to become a student of high quality undergraduate program (K14) at Thai Nguyen University of Economics & Business Administration. In order to fully develop myself, I always cultivate myself 3 things: Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes, and when studying in the high quality program of TUEBA, I always have many opportunities to develop myself comprehensively. In our curriculum there is a subject to develop personal skills (effective study skills, self-management skills, teamwork skills, skills for recruitment (writing CV, interviewing), …). We have extracurricular sessions with foreign students, and lessons with foreign teachers from the UK, USA, Australia, the Philippines. We can attend international seminars and conferences as attendees or volunteers. Moreover, we have the opportunity to participate in many great summer camps and scholarship programs. In particular, as I can study and experience life in Bulgaria, I have always been supported by my university’s management board, the program management staff, especially the staff of the International Center for Training and Study Abroad, the Department of Science – Technology and International Cooperation. They were always available to support me in a timely manner, from giving information about the program, making me motivated before I started the interview, promptly supporting me to prepare the necessary documents to submit to the host university as well as for visa procedures, immigration to Bulgaria, to friendly conversations with teachers and staff to learn their advice and experiences of studying and living in a foreign country. More fortunately, my teachers always accompany, support and remind me to keep in touch regularly and update my news.

If I were asked what lessons I received during the time. That should be the lesson about proactiveness: being proactive in talking to the teachers during the process of application, during the course of studying at VUM. If there was any need or difficulty with the university or with the study program, I should proactively contact with VUM. I proactively connected with the older brothers and sisters, as well as the brothers and sisters in the delegation to support each other prior admission and during the mobility period. I am proactively taking care of, managing and training myself, for not being in the country, but coming to another continent, away from family, close friends and teachers for a long time. Instead of being cared and worried like at home, now I need to learn to be proactive and independent of everything: from spending, living, and studying, …

I think there will be difficulties and there will be obstacles, but there are also great opportunities waiting for me ahead. I will continue to learn, continue to improve myself day by day so as not to disappoint my family, teachers, and friends and even my own efforts at least during the first years of university life.

I continue writing new pages for “Story of My life” ….


Nong Thi Minh Thao


I enclosed some of my photos:

My friends
My Class
My pet