U.S. Higher Education Delegation Visit: A Sign of the Times


Visit to the HCMC University of Technology

Last month, a group of U.S. higher education colleagues representing some of America’s finest colleges and universities came to Vietnam to explore opportunities for cooperation, including intensive English and university pathway programs, student recruitment, custom-designed short programs, professional Master’s degree programs, certificate programs, research that cuts across institutional and national boundaries, study abroad programs for U.S. students, faculty and scholar exchange, joint and dual degree opportunities with Vietnamese institutions, and distance education programs, among others.

In addition to an informal first-day meeting with students, a country briefing, city tours and various entertainment activities, group members had a full schedule that included the following meetings and events over the course of five days:

Their visit was the latest indication of just how much interest there is in U.S. higher education in Vietnam and, in some cases, Vietnam as a priority country in an institution’s internationalization strategy. Participating U.S. institutions included: 

The exploratory trip was organized for Global Associates members of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) by Capstone Vietnam, a Hanoi-based human resource development company.

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