Last month, I was invited by a colleague from Augustana College (Illinois) to meet with a group of her students who were in Vietnam on a short-term study abroad program. The students had spent five weeks at Augustana, followed by another five weeks in southern, central and northern Vietnam. The website describes the program as follows: Vietnam is … Continue reading Talking Nationalism, Patriotism and Global Citizenship with US Students in Vietnam
I'm resurrecting a unique people-to-people diplomacy project that I've had on the back burner for a few years. It gives Vietnamese, mostly but not exclusively young people, the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of U.S. society and culture that interests them. I then identify U.S. colleagues and others (e.g., Vietnamese who have studied in the US for at … Continue reading Good Question, Vietnam!
Below is information about a new book, edited by Jonathan D. London and published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. Dr. London is an Assistant Professor (Sociology) in the Department of Asian & International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. Vietnam is a country on the move. Yet, contemporary Vietnam’s education system … Continue reading Education in Vietnam
From the conclusion of this essay, excerpted from a forthcoming book The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World by Ben Wildavsky. The United States should respond to the globalization of higher education not with angst but with a sense of possibility. Neither a gradual erosion in the U.S. market share of students … Continue reading Science Education Across Borders: Why Academic Globalization Should Be Welcomed, Not Feared
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