From Viet Nam With… Inspiration

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vietnam_in_the_world_(W3).svg Source: Wikimedia Commons I occasionally speak to US students here in Viet Nam, a pre-COVID-19 memory, and in the US via video chat. A couple of months ago, I presented to a group of marketing students at an East Coast university, an experience I thoroughly enjoyed. As part of the webinar, I created … Continue reading From Viet Nam With… Inspiration

International Student Inclusion and Success: Public Attitudes, Policy Imperatives, and Practical Strategies

According to the results of a survey conducted by Robin Matross Helms and Sarah Spreitzer on behalf of the American Council on Education (ACE), The American public has high expectations for international student success. They recognize international students’ academic, cultural, scientific, and economic contributions as vital members of their communities—on campus, locally, nationally, and globally—both … Continue reading International Student Inclusion and Success: Public Attitudes, Policy Imperatives, and Practical Strategies

Capstone Vietnam (Hanoi) & Lê Quý Đôn: Honor by Association

Photo courtesy of the Le Quy Don High School in HCMC It’s fitting that the Hanoi office of Capstone, one of Viet Nam’s premier educational consulting companies, is located at 2 Lê Quý Đôn Street in the Hai Bà Trưng District of Hanoi. There are many streets, schools, and even a university named after him … Continue reading Capstone Vietnam (Hanoi) & Lê Quý Đôn: Honor by Association

Capstone Announces Partnership with Edtech Startup Unibuddy

Wearing my hat as managing director and co-founder of Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company founded with offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), I'm pleased to announce this new partnership with Unibuddy. Follow this link to read the press release on Capstone's Recruit in Viet Nam website. Shalom (שלום), MAA

Vietnamese Secondary Enrollments Record Modest Increase in US

Like most people, I welcome good news whenever and wherever I can find it. In this case, I noticed that Vietnamese enrollments in US secondary boarding and day schools experienced a slight 4.71% increase from December 2020 to March 2021, exceeding the figure from last September, which represented a 33.15% decrease since the beginning of … Continue reading Vietnamese Secondary Enrollments Record Modest Increase in US

Missing in Action

This poem was sent to me by Gabriel Rosenstock, who lives in Dublin. It's based on a recent essay of mine entitled Of Class Rings, Bone Fragments and Fish Ponds: the Interminable Search for US MIAs in Vietnam published on 21 May 2021 by CounterPunch. Look below for information about Gabriel and his work, including … Continue reading Missing in Action

Marianapolis Preparatory School Establishes Branch Campus in Viet Nam

An artist's rendering of the school. Courtesy of NH Group. I believe this is the first example of a US boarding school setting up a branch campus in Viet Nam. Marianapolis Preparatory School, a Catholic boarding school in Thompson, Connecticut, has forged a partnership with Nguyen Hoang Group to establish the SNA Marianapolis International School. … Continue reading Marianapolis Preparatory School Establishes Branch Campus in Viet Nam

“PhD Production Plan: Will Project 89 Go a New Way?”

Ph.D. diploma. Image courtesy of VietNamNet Global A question and a suggestion. 1) Why does Viet Nam need so many new Ph.D.s? It's a research degree. Many faculty positions focus almost exclusively on teaching undergraduates. In those cases and in most fields, a Master's degree will suffice. A Ph.D. is only necessary if the individual … Continue reading “PhD Production Plan: Will Project 89 Go a New Way?”