As Quoted or Cited

A list of selected sources in English and Vietnamese in which I was quoted, mentioned, or my work cited in the print and electronic media.  For all other citations, have a look at Google Scholar account, which is more targeted, or by entering my name, “Mark A. Ashwill,” in Google Scholar, which is more comprehensive but limited to English.  

Mentioned as a contributor under Sources for Insights: List of Think Tanks and Thinkers for the Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation (HPDF), an organization within the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO).  HPDF was founded by Madame Tôn Nữ Thị Ninh President, HCMC Peace and Development Foundation, Vice President, Vietnam Peace Committee, President, HCMC Peace Committee, Former Ambassador to EU & Belgium, Former Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Viet Nam National Assembly.


Le, L. (11.5.22). Vụ ‘tiến sĩ cầu lông’: Nhìn lại thực trạng đào tạo tiến sĩ ở Việt Nam những năm gần đây. BBC.

Eftekhari, P. (9.4.22). Is boycotting Russian universities the right thing to do? University World News.


Hương, M. (28.8.21). Kiểm định chất lượng giáo dục quốc tế: Tăng cơ hội cho học sinh. Lao Động.

Phuong, T., Nguyen N., Nguyen, N. (21.8.21). Planned Behavior and Intention to Study Abroad Concerning Family Rally Relationship: Case in Vietnam. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Harcourt, C. (11.8.21). Tricky Territory: Navigating the Rising Demand for International Recruitment Agents. Volt.


Pham, L. (8.3.21). No violation of human rights in Covid-19 fight in Vietnam. Hanoi Times.

Felix. J. (22.2.21). Higher Education in Times of Instability and Disruption: Rethinking Notions of Values, Value Creation and Instructional Practices in Vietnam and Beyond. frontiers in Communication.


Anh, V. (8.11.20). Biden victory: gamut of emotions, expectations among Americans in Vietnam. VNExpress. Retrieved from

Anh. V. (29.10.20). Cử tri Mỹ ở Việt Nam bỏ phiếu như thế nào? VNExpress. Retrieved from

Anh, V. (29.10.20). Americans in Vietnam vote early for next president. VNExpress International. Retrieved from

Stewart, M. (13.10.21). Marking the Boundaries of Contagion: Vietnam and COVID-19. (Oxford University Press – Public Health Emergency Coalition & NIH)

Minh, N. (20.9.20). Learning English at school, a mandatory chore that leads nowhere. VNExpress International. Retrieved from

Nikulina, E. (19.9.20). Phần lớn người Mỹ cần học hỏi từ Việt Nam. Sputnik Việt Nam. Retrieved from

Durrani, A. (18.9.20). Ways to Save Money as an International Student. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved from

Hồ, P. (25.6.20). Sự thật là câu trả lời đanh thép nhất. Ban Đối ngoại, Đài Tiếng nói Việt Nam (VOV5). Retrieved from

Ross, T. (June 2020). Going Home Again: The Vietnamese overseas return. Harper’s Magazine. Retrieved from

Hồ, P. (26.6.20) Sự thật là câu trả lời đanh thép nhất. VOV5.

Hoa, T. (25.6.20). The truth is always the strongest argument. The Voice of Vietnam (VOV5). Retrieved from

(17.6.20). Xuyên tạc thành công của Việt Nam: Sự thật là câu trả lời đanh thép. Thanh Tra. Retrieved from

(1.6.20). Đó là lời nói dối, và nhà báo B.Hayton phải thấy xấu hổ! Nhân Dân. Retrieved from

Stacey, V. (29.5.20). Consolidation expected after Covid-19 agency business slump. The PIE News. Retrieved from

Pham, L. (5.5.20). Vietnam fulfills promise to remain a safe destination. VietNamNet.  Retrieved from

Pham, L. (10.4.20). Vietnam to check foreigners’ overstaying. The Hanoi Times.  Retrieved from

Pham. L. (10.4.20). Why does Vietnam gain international praise for fight against Covid-19? The Hanoi Times.  Retrieved from

Stacey, V. (27.3.20). US-bound students being hit by “rampant” agent fraud in Vietnam. The Pie News.  Retrieved from

ĐÀ. V. (27.2.20). Lại thêm một kẻ đốt đền. Lâm Đồng. Retrieved from


Nguyen, Q. (31.12.19). Bad rap haunts Vietnam despite tourism boomVNExpress International.  Retrieved from  (Check out this 2.1.20 blog post for the complete interview with me.)

Nguyen, T. T. H. (3.12.19). Examining Vietnam-Australia Political and Economic RelationsAsian Affairs: An American Review, 46(2-3), 63-79.

Do, N. (10-19). Education investment catching attention. Vietnam Economic Times. Retrieved from This article was also published by VietNamNet on 9.10.19.

Nghia, T. L. H. (15.8.19). Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions. Journal of International Students, 9(3), 758–776. doi: 10.32674/jis.v0i0.731

Nguyen, Q. (16.4.19). Vietnam posts highest growth among foreign student admissions in Canada. VNExpress International. Retrieved from

(16.4.19). Vietnam tops US in number of students seeking overseas education in Canada. The Voice of Vietnam. Retrieved from

Malesky, E. (12.3.19). Review of Censorship in Vietnam: Brave New World. By Thomas A. Bass. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2017. The Journal of Asian Studies.

Civinini, C. (12.2.19). Vietnam partners with Cambridge exam boardThe PIE News.  Retrieved from

(2-19). Vietnam:  Recommended Books & MoviesTrails of Indochina. Retrieved from


Manh, T. and Nguyen Q. (5.12.18). At 4 am, Saigon students queue up to register for English exam. VNExpress International. Retrieved from

(13.11.18). Tiếng Anh của người Việt cỡ nào ở châu Á?ổi Trẻ. Retrieved from 

Crace, A. (28.9.18). Vietnam increases domestic participation in international schools. The PIE News.  Retrieved from

EU-Vietnam Business Network. (n.d.). Education in Vietnam Edition 2018. Ho Chi Minh City.

(13.4.18).  Quá nhiều nghi vấn về trường ‘ma’ liên kết ở VN. Thanh Niên.  Retrieved from

(9.4.18). Báo điện tử The Pienews: VinUni sẽ thay đổi suy nghĩ cho con đi du học. Retrieved from

Southerland, D. (7.3.18). War reporter reflects on Vietnam’s will to move on. Asia Times. Retrieved from

(3.4.18). Camara, M. Vietnamese property developer partners with Cornell on new HEI. The PIE News.  Retrieved from

Kim, N. (27.2.18). Bộ trưởng Giáo dục Mỹ có bằng cử nhân, không phải giáo sư. Retrieved from

(27.2.18). Bộ trưởng Giáo dục Mỹ cũng chỉ có bằng cử nhân kinh tế. VTC News.  Retrieved from

Civinini, C. (11.2.18).  Vietnam’s English targets set to fail, experts warnThe PIE News.  Retrieved from

Phong, N. (12.1.18). Tiến sĩ’ Lê Văn Vọng: Ngày xưa tôi học thì nó là chính thống. Vietnammoi. Retrieved from


(10.12.17). Education deal with Ireland has good effect on Vietnam’s economy. The Voice of Vietnam. Retrieved from

(19.9.17). Tấm bằng tiến sĩ của ông Xuân Anh: Oan thị Kính hay oan thị MàuLAO ĐỘNG.  Retrieved from

(22.8.17). Capstone Vietnam: Why This Education Entrepreneur Is Excited About Vietnam’s Future. Vietcetera.

Park, H. (16.8.17). Vietnam: Southeast Asia’s Most Dynamic Outbound MarketWENR.  Retrieved from

(August 2017). Globally Mobile Youth: Trends in International Secondary Students in the United States, 2013-2016. Institute of International Education (IIE). Retrieved from

Luong, D. (25.6.17). In Vietnam, Good Parenting Equals a Straight-A Kid, Plus an American DegreeVNExpress International.  Retrieved from

Sharma,Y.  (25.5.17). Government to ease rules on foreign investment in HEUniversity World News.  Retrieved from

(9.5.17) Buổi giao lưu giữa Tiến sỹ Mark Ashwill – Giám đốc điều hành Capstone Việt Nam với học sinh Trường THPT Khoa học giáo dục. Trường THPT Khoa Học Giáo Dục. Retrieved from

Marsh, N. (20.3.17). $45m needed to set up foreign university in Vietnam, says draft decreeThe PIE News


Ha, P. (14.12.16). Welcome to the US, Vietnamese students. VNExpress International. Retrieved from

Luong, D. (17.11.16). Vietnam’s costly foreign language program declared a failure, but to little surpriseVNExpress International.  Retrieved from

(9.11.16). International educators react to shock Trump victory. The PIE News.  Retrieved from

Street. P. (26.9.16). Bob Kerrey, Fulbright University and the Neoliberal Erasure of History. Z Magazine.  Retrieved from

Ben-Meir, Y. Tadlaoui-Cherki, M. and Roumani. K. (12.8.16). Countering extremism through human developmentUniversity World News.  Retrieved from

Marsh, N. (26.7.16). English to be second language in Vietnam HE. The PIE News. Retrieved from

(7.6.16). Thư ngỏ gửi người VN & các bạn Mỹ của bà Tôn Nữ Thị NinhVietNamNet. Retrieved from

Tôn N. T. N. (7.6.16). Thư ngỏ gửi người Việt Nam và các bạn Mỹ.  Retrieved from

(3.6.16). GS Mỹ: Để Bob Kerrey làm Chủ tịch ĐH Fulbright VN là “nỗi hổ thẹn“. SOHA.  Retrieved from

McRaven, N., & Summers, P. (2016). Internationalizing a Community College: A View From the Top. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 41(7), 436–446. doi:


(27.7.15). From the field: Vietnam’s cash economy and study abroad. ICEF Monitor. Retrieved from

(15.7.15). Chiêu trò của các công ty tư vấn du học… hạng hai. Lao động Thủ đô.  Retrieved from

(25.5.15) Khi Monsanto dễ dàng trở lại Việt Nam. Tuổi Trẻ.  Retrieved from

(20.4.15). Số lượng học sinh Việt Nam du học tại Mỹ tiếp tục tăng. Kenhtuyensinh.

(21.1.15). Giảng viên đại học xài bằng tiến sĩ “ma”. Tuổi Trẻ. Retrieved from

(20.1.15). Tiến sỹ Mark A. Ashwill: 5 năm Capstone Vietnam “sống đúng’ với giá trị một doanh nghiệp. Phụ Nữ Hiện Đại.  Retrieved from


Mason, C. (2014). A Short History of Asia. Palgrave Macmillan.

An, T.,  (22.4.14). Cẩn thận khi lựa chọn chương trình đào tạo nước ngoài24H.  Retrieved from

(4.11.14). Number of Vietnamese students abroad up 15% in 2013. ICEF Monitor. Retrieved from


Tran, A. Q., Stokhof, M. T. H., Nguyen, T. undefined, & Verbossen, G. undefined (Eds.). (2012). Guide to Vietnam for Dutch Higher Education Institutes. (pp. 1–80). Ho Chi Minh City: Nuffic Neso Vietnam.

(30.1.12). Hôm nay, tác giả “bài văn lạ” lên đường du học Mỹ. Kenh14. Retrieved from

Quốc Lịch, V. (30.1.12) Học trò nghèo trường Ams du học Mỹ. VNExpress. Retrieved from

(28.9.12) Tham nhũng trong giáo dục gây hậu quả nghiêm trọng với người nghèo. Giáo dục Việt Nam.  Retrieved from

(22.6.12). America’s Surging Export to Vietnam: EducationVIETNOMICS: Investment Consultants.  Retrieved from  (Much of the credit for the strengthening US-Vietnam higher education link goes to Hanoi-based educator Mark Ashwill, director of Capstone Vietnam and key advisor to student-run nonprofit VietAbroader, both of which help Vietnamese students navigate the American education culture.)

(18.1.02). Các trường đại học Mỹ tại Việt Nam không được công nhận tại Mỹ. Kênh Tuyển Sinh. Retrieved from


(15.11.11).  Vietnamese students aim for top US schoolsVietnamNet Bridge.  Retrieved from

Nerad, M., & Blumenfield, T. (2011). Investigating the International Experiences in STEM Graduate Education and Beyond: Report from the February 2011 Workshop to Develop a Research Agenda (pp. 1–71). Seattle, WA: Center for Innovation in Research and Graduate Education, University of Washington.  Retrieved from  


Le, Q.A. (18.11.10). Students warned of rogue education providers. Viet Nam News. Retrieved from

Ashwill, M. A. (2010). Americans and the Other. International Educator, 19(5), 64–64. doi:


Marklein, M.B. (24.9.09).  Selling college, overseas US recruiters find a growing market, especially in Vietnam. USA Today. Retrieved from

(6-09). The Intangibles of Excellence: Governance and the Quest to Build a Vietnamese Apex Research University.  This publication is a joint collaboration between the New School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP) in Ho Chi Minh City, under a contract agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide a White Paper on the Development of an Apex Research University in Viet Nam. (pp. 34–34).

Overland, M.A. (15.5.09). American Colleges Raise the Flag in Vietnam. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

(5.5.09). Overseas study applications fall. Viet Nam News. Retrieved from


(25.11.08). Việt Nam có trên 8.700 sinh viên theo học tại Hoa Kỳ. Bộ Lao động- Thương binh và Xã hội (The Ministry of Labour ‑ Invalids and Social Affairs).  Retrieved from

Promoting Study in the United States. (2008). In American Support for Education in Vietnam: A Brainstorming Conference for American Stakeholders. doi:


Bernardo, R. (19.6.07). Students head to Vietnam. Honolulu Star-Bulletin.  Retrieved from

(8.3.07). CGE launches new educational resource on VietnamHobart and William Smith Colleges. Retrieved from

(20.1.07). “Việt Nam: Không thể lãng phí chi tiêu giáo dục!” FPT Aptech (Reprinted from VietNamNet).  Retrieved from

(8.1.07). Wyo-based diploma mills create ill will overseasCasper Star-Tribune.  Retrieved from 


Barnes, W. (19.11.06).  Vietnam eager to learn capitalism’s lessonsFinancial Times. Retrieved from

Ashwill, M. A. (2006). US Institutions Find Fertile Ground in Vietnam’s Expanding Higher Education Market. International Higher Education, 44, 13–14. Retrieved from


(17.7.05)  A Focus on VietnamCNN International Business Traveller.  Retrieved from