Living in Hanoi
Vietnam is a popular expat destination for working families from all over the world. Its capital city Hanoi is located in the centre of Vietnam’s Northern region. It is a place with fast-paced economic development and a dynamic working environment. In this beautiful, culturally-rich city, cultural differences are always welcomed by its friendly local people. The city prospers by preserving traditional values as well as embracing the thriving expat community; newcomers will quickly immerse themselves in this historic yet vibrant environment.
Education for your child
There are many choices for the education of your child in Hanoi, from local public schools to bilingual and international schools. If you are searching for an international school, apart from the fees, there are some factors you should consider:
At ISPH, we offer extensive programmes of study based on the UK curriculum, combined with international programmes for both local and expatriate students aged 3 to 18 years old. Students graduating from ISPH will receive IGCSE and A-Level certificates from Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).
We also offer free EAL lessons and after-school Activities, which together with the Learning Support programme help new students quickly become confident English users and fully immersed into the school’s international environment.
We believe ISPH will allow your child to develop knowledge, learning skills and an understanding of the world, helping them build a solid foundation for future successes.
Accommodation in Hanoi
There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing where to live in Hanoi. Families looking to locate here will be sure to find a vibrant, thriving city with a strong expat community.
To help you choose where to live we have made a Hanoi map, which will help you get an idea of key locations in the city, recommended residential areas, ISPH, and more.
If you’re looking to move to Hanoi with children, you may prefer to live closer to the school you choose for them. However, at ISPH we provide a bus service for journeys between home and school, and are currently working with the reputable bus company – Red River.
Across Hanoi there are multiple supermarket stores and you will be sure to find one close to where you locate. The big supermarkets include Aeon Mall, WinMart, Big-C and Mega Market.
For specialist western products, these can be found in small shops within Tay Ho district.
Across many areas and districts in Hanoi you will be able to find a wide variety of resturants, selling foods from all around the world, dining out can be as expensive or inexpensive as you desire.
Most household and furnishing products can be bought when you arrive in Hanoi. However, if you are considering bringing items across, below is a list of relocation companies we would recommend.
Vietnamese Dong – approx. 30,000VND = 1 GBP
Vietnamese Dong – approx. 24,000VND = 1 USD
GMT +7 hours
The electricity supply in Hanoi is 220/240V AC with standard European 2 pin sockets. Adapters are easy to find and cheap, although you may want to bring some with you.
The tap water is not drinkable. You should use bottled water (from La Vie for example) instead. Apartment reception can arrange delivery for you.