FinalsiteU Location

Saigon South International School | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Jan 24-25, 2019

 

Meet in Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City!

Our first ever Finalsite University - Asia will take place at Saigon South International School (SSIS), twenty minutes from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. SSIS is situated along a tributary of the Nha Be River and within easy walking distance to the many shops, cafes and restaurants.  Upon arrival at the airport, you can take an affordable taxi ride out to the neighborhood where the school is located. The conference is just prior to the Vietnam Tech Conference for those who are looking to attend both events.

Our conference venue is Saigon south international school

 

"One of the oldest international schools in Vietnam, SSIS has earned a reputation for its robust college preparatory program, excellence in teaching and innovation, and the infusion of Core Values into the program and the student experience. These Core Values - the pursuit of Academic Excellence, a grounding in a Sense of Self, a commitment to Dedicated Service, striving for a Balance in Life, and a heartfelt Respect for All unite us as a school and are at the heart of everything we do." 

Attendees can chose to stay near the school or commute to the conference from the city center.  Have a look at their neighborhood video to get an introduction to the area.

Saigon South School

Accommodation

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Capri by Fraser.  We have reserved a variety of room selections and breakfast options.  Please visit their website and type in the code FINAL19.  Rooms range in price from $80-$110. 

In the event you chose to stay somewhere else, you can reference the Vietnam Tech Conference Site for more options.

Book now to secure your stay at the most affordable rate.

 

Important Information

Transport from Hotels to SSIS:

The hotels around Phu My Hung are an easy walking distance to SSIS (Phu My Hung) or a short taxi ride (less than 5 minutes and approximately 15,000+ VND).

A taxi from downtown will take approximately 20-25 minutes to SSIS depending on where you’re staying (around 115,000 +VND). Most taxis in Ho Chi Minh City use the meter.

Exchange Rate:

USD $1 = VND 23,500 (approximate rate as of Sept. 2018)

Visa:

Please organize your visa through your travel agent or the Vietnamese Embassy in your country well in advance. Most tourist visas are valid for single entry only. Participants wishing to re-enter Vietnam must apply for a multiple entry visa.  Travelers must print their visa acceptance letter and bring it to the airport at check-in.  Upon arrival, present your letter, pay for your visa, then proceed to immigration.
Online e-Visa Application OR Visa on arrival 

Ground Transportation from Tan Son Nhat International Airport:

Easy access to taxi transportation is found on the arrival level of the airport, outside curb taxi service. There are many taxi companies to choose from. Expect a 30+ minute trip from the airport to downtown at a cost of approximately 135,000 VND; 45+ minutes to Phu My Hung, approx. 250,000 + VND. It is not advisable to accept taxi rides from people approaching you when exiting luggage pick-up and customs. The reputable taxi companies are MaiLinh and VinaSun.

SIM Cards:

It’s very affordable and easy to buy SIM cards for your phone at the airport if you desire.  Cards usually cost around the equivalent of $3 and data packages are usually around $4.50.  Alternatively, wifi will be available on campus and is easily found at cafes and restaurants around the city.

 

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