The TESOL/TEFL programme at all three AVSE locations, Hanoi, Ho Choi Minh City and Phnom Penh, comes with complimentary accommodation (26 nights) located within a 5 to 10 minute walk of the training centre. Accommodation comes in three forms: 1. residential properties owned by AVSE-TESOL; 2. local hotels; and 3. local Guest Houses. All accommodation options are representative of what you will find in a developing country.
Each trainee is allocated a furnished bedroom and a private bathroom. The facilities and fixtures in each bedroom typically include: air conditioning, WIFI, a double bed, a wardrobe, desk and chair. Cooking facilities are available in residential properties owned by AVSE-TESOL, but not in the hotels and Guest Houses. Having said this, local street food is cheap, abundant and right up there with the best you’ll find in Southeast Asia. Laundry facilities are readily available regardless of where you stay.
While AVSE’s accommodation options in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh are all secure, well-lit and located in areas that are known for being safe, like anywhere else in the world it pays to be vigilant. Basic safety measures include: 1. being accompanied by a classmate when you go out at night; 2. avoid using your cell-phone when walking or standing in the street; and 3. if you must carry a bag, ensure it has a long strap so you can place it across your body rather than just over one shoulder.
If you have a preference to be placed in one of our residential properties, in a hotel or a Guest House, you should advise the Course Coordinator a minimum of 10 days before your arrival. In the event you do not require AVSE-TESOL to provide accommodation for the period of your TESOL /TEFL course, you may be entitled to a fee reduction.