This is presumably an editor’s mistake. Fact-checking is important and really easy these days. Is Australia the world’s leading host of Vietnamese students, meaning their “first choice”?
As of 10-18, there were 23,803 young Vietnamese studying in Australia at all levels out of a total of 673,296 international students, according to the Australia’s Department of Education and Training
Here are the top five (5) host countries:
- Japan (61,671, 2017);
- USA (29,788, 8-18)
- South Korea (27,061, 4-18)
- Australia (23,803, 10-18) ; and
- Canada (14,095, 12-17 – a one-year increase of 89%).
Claiming that Australia is the “first choice” for Vietnamese students is not only wishful thinking; it’s just plain wrong.
Shalom (שלום), MAA