Caveat Emptor! US Rogue Providers Discover Vietnam

If you’re interested in reading a rather lengthy(6-page)  treatment of this issue in a Vietnamese context, check out this article I wrote for the August 2011 issue of wRAP-Up Newsletter.  As I’ve mentioned in a number of settings, most recently in this June 2011 essay entitled Letting in the Fresh Air and the Flies: The Mixed Impact of US Higher Education on Vietnam, the bittersweet fact is that the United States exports some of the world’s best and worst higher education.

RAP is a NAFSA:  Association of International Educators knowledge community that stands for Recruitment, Admissions, and Preparation.  Published several times a year, the wRAP -Up Newsletter focuses on international enrollment management, including admissions, recruiting, sponsored students, English language training, and credential evaluation.

You can download the PDF newsletter here (1.6 MB).  As always, I welcome your comments.


2 thoughts on “Caveat Emptor! US Rogue Providers Discover Vietnam

  1. Mark, great continuing work.

    I wish you could name more names. “Hawaii Unaccredited University” sounds a lot like the University of Hawaii MBA program here, which several people I know (foreigners even) go to.

  2. Thanks. I’m wondering what leads you to believe that the University of Hawaii is unaccredited? (You can email me at markashwill[at] The University of Hawaii is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Shidler College of Business ( is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

    The name of “Hawaii Unaccredited University” is on my list of US-based rogue providers operating in Vietnam.


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