British American Tobacco (BAT) Academy

While checking out my LinkedIn account recently, I stumbled upon a video produced by British American Tobacco (BAT).  It was about a trip to London for 140 employees from more than 40 countries, including Viet Nam.  Keep in mind that this is a country in which nearly 50% of all men smoke and growing numbers … Continue reading British American Tobacco (BAT) Academy

Cold as ICE: A Lame Attempt to Justify a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars & Entrapment

Below in navy blue is an official statement from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting deputy director about the faux University of Farmington.  (Remember the last sting operation in 2013, the University of Northern New Jersey?)  Here are the questions - in no particular order - that I would ask Mr. Benner, if … Continue reading Cold as ICE: A Lame Attempt to Justify a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars & Entrapment

Season’s Greetings from MAA & Capstone Vietnam!

Dear Friends & Colleagues, Wishing all of you and your families a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with peace, love and happiness! While Viet Nam is predominantly a Buddhist country, there are Christmas trees and decorations everywhere and many people get in the holiday spirit. This includes thousands of people milling around … Continue reading Season’s Greetings from MAA & Capstone Vietnam!

Tier 4 Visa Issuance Data: Update for Study Abroad Market Stakeholders

Below is a copy/paste from a recent StudyUK/British Council update, very good news for UK educational institutions and those, consultants and education agents, who help promote and facilitate study in the UK.  (I wish the US government were as efficient, detailed, and timely with its updates.  I and many others also wish that the F-1 … Continue reading Tier 4 Visa Issuance Data: Update for Study Abroad Market Stakeholders

“Embracing the human in a world of robots”

While I know this compelling and persuasive 9-19 University World News article is about the value of the humanities in a world of technology, preaching to the choir, in my case and that of many other readers, I couldn't help but think of the millions of human beings who are made of flesh and blood … Continue reading “Embracing the human in a world of robots”

Agent Orange, Exposed: How U.S. Chemical Warfare in Vietnam Unleashed a Slow-Moving Disaster

More than 10 years of U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam exposed an estimated 2.1 to 4.8 million Vietnamese people to Agent Orange. More than 40 years on, the impact on their health has been staggering. Yes, this article is from 2017 but is still making the rounds and the damage wrought by this war legacy … Continue reading Agent Orange, Exposed: How U.S. Chemical Warfare in Vietnam Unleashed a Slow-Moving Disaster

Is Cost Really the Key Factor in the Decline of New Int’l Enrollments in the US?

After the latest Open Doors report was released, Allan E. Goodman, president & CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), did his level best to spin the statistics by pointing to cost as the overriding factor in the decline of new international enrollments rather than the impact of the Trump Effect.   While the total … Continue reading Is Cost Really the Key Factor in the Decline of New Int’l Enrollments in the US?