Capstone Vietnam is organizing a unique, customized StudyUSA Higher Education Fair series this fall that will cover five (5) cities in all three regions of the country, including Haiphong, Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Vung Tau (mini-fairs only).
Vietnam remains a hot market for U.S. colleges and universities. A record number of student visas (10,867) were issued by the US Embassy (Hanoi) and the Consulate General (HCMC) last year. Vietnam ranks 8th among all sending countries, 6th in undergraduate enrollment and 3rd in international enrollment at community colleges, according to the 2013 Open Doors international academic mobility report.
As in spring 2014, this series combines both community colleges and four-year colleges and universities in one venue. However, recognizing that “one size does not fit all” and that you are tapping into different segments of the market, there are a couple of key differences:
- Four-year school (i.e., IEP, undergraduate, graduate) and community college tables are arranged in different sections of the hotel ballrooms; and
- High school visits and mini-fairs are customized on the basis of school type and student demand.
All fairs take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in four- and five-star hotels that are well-known among students and parents.The fee includes fair registration, a student interpreter, high school visits/mini-fairs, a group meal, full staff support in each city and ground transportation to related events, as well as ground transportation to the Haiphong fair and the Vung Tau mini-fair. It does not include domestic flights and hotels.
Note: “Literature only” means that a carefully screened and trained student volunteer will represent schools that choose this option and be prepared to answer basic questions and distribute promotional materials. Colleagues will have the opportunity to be in touch before the fairs.
I was very pleased with my experience participating in the StudyUSA Higher Education Fair. The Capstone Vietnam staff are very knowledgeable about the educational landscape in Vietnam and are very generous in sharing that knowledge. There are so many higher education fairs that it can be difficult to select which ones to participate in but Mark and his staff make their fairs stand out amongst the rest. Participating in this fair was more than just a fair, it was an opportunity to learn, network and visit local high schools. I plan to continue our participation in these events. Dayna Crabb, International Student Services Coordinator, Joliet Junior College (IL), with her student volunteer, Vu Ngoc Bich.Below are the registration and payment deadlines:
Final Registration Deadline: August 28, 2014
Payment Deadline: September 5, 2014
In addition to the multi-city and early bird discounts (deadline passed!), there is a 5% discount for Capstone partners.
Capstone has made several changes that will make it easier for representatives to register and create their institutional profile for the fair guide, after first creating their own account on the Capstone website. (Click on “log in” and “new account” in the upper right hand corner of the website to begin this process.) In addition, they are planning to implement a new system for the fairs that will enable the company and US colleagues to obtain real-time data about the students who attend the fairs and visit tables. This will help with immediate post-fair follow-up.
Follow this link for detailed fair information.
MAA (for Capstone Vietnam)