Fall 2015 EducationUSA Higher Ed Fairs: Location, Location, Location?

Tuesday, October 6th: HO CHI MINH CITY Wednesday, October 7th: CAN THO Friday, October 9th: HUE I must admit that I'm a bit baffled as to why EdUSA is organizing fairs in Can Tho and Hue.  Nice places to visit but not exactly hot "markets" for StudyUSA.  (At least one has quite a few students … Continue reading Fall 2015 EducationUSA Higher Ed Fairs: Location, Location, Location?

Hanoi’s First-Ever US Embassy-Sponsored Higher Education Fair

Welcome to the newest kid on the US higher education fair block, which has expanded considerably in the past 10 years.  I'm pleased to see that the US Embassy has its very own higher education fair along the lines of the Institute of International Education-Vietnam fairs of yesteryear.  In a sense and in this particular … Continue reading Hanoi’s First-Ever US Embassy-Sponsored Higher Education Fair

Chúc mừng ngày lễ Tình Nhân! Glücklicher Valentinstag! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi The three grand essentials of happiness are:  Something to do, … Continue reading Chúc mừng ngày lễ Tình Nhân! Glücklicher Valentinstag! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy 5th Anniversary, An International Educator in Vietnam!

Over 500 posts and five (5) years of relative online freedom of speech after four (4) years of working for an employer that had a pre-approval policy for its employees' outside writing and speaking activities. Coincidentally (?), my first post on 16 November 2009 was about a book chapter I co-authored entitled “Developing Globally Competent … Continue reading Happy 5th Anniversary, An International Educator in Vietnam!

Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part II

Truth in advertising:  A fairly legal definition is advertisements that do not make misleading, false, or deceptive claims.  So let's say Wonderful Educational Consulting  Company is organizing a US higher education fair series and they state in their publicity that only regionally accredited (RA) colleges and universities are permitted to join.  Wouldn't you logically expect … Continue reading Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part II

Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part I

What's in a name?  When parents and students make the decision to attend a US higher education fair, what are their expectations regarding who will be sitting behind the nicely decorated tables? To enter the ballroom and see a group of mostly student volunteers representing US institutions of higher education; or. To have the opportunity … Continue reading Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part I