Commissions-Based International Student Recruitment Agents: Is There a Better Way?

Wednesday, May 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   If you're planning to attend the 2019 annual conference of NAFSA:  Association of International Educators in Washington, D.C. and you're interested in this topic, mark your conference calendar!   Join me, Eddie West, session chair and Executive Director, International Programs, University of California-Berkeley Extension, and Mayumi Kowta, Director, International Programs California … Continue reading Commissions-Based International Student Recruitment Agents: Is There a Better Way?

O Canada! The Vietnamese Student Pivot to the Great White North

It appears that the bloom is temporarily off the red, white, and blue rose for growing numbers of Vietnamese parents and students. For the first time ever, there are almost 15,000 Vietnamese students in Canada, nearly half as many as in the US. Vietnamese students had the highest percentage increase in 2017 at 89%, making … Continue reading O Canada! The Vietnamese Student Pivot to the Great White North

Keys to Successful Non-Commission-Based Recruitment in Viet Nam

To international education colleagues with an interest in Viet Nam:  Join me, Diana Sampson, Associate Vice President, International Education, Shoreline Community College, & Stephanie Sieggreen, Executive Director, International Enrollment Management, Western Kentucky University at our NAFSA general session entitled Keys to Successful Non-Commission-Based Recruitment in Vietnam.  Abstract:  Vietnam now ranks sixth among all sending countries, according to … Continue reading Keys to Successful Non-Commission-Based Recruitment in Viet Nam

Viet Nam Briefing & Discussion with US Study Abroad Students

I spent part of last Monday morning speaking and listening to a group of 17 US students who are in Viet Nam for the spring semester under the auspices of a School for International Training’s (SIT) program entitled Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development. They started out in HCMC (Saigon) on 1 February and will … Continue reading Viet Nam Briefing & Discussion with US Study Abroad Students

Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education

I recently had the opportunity to speak to members of UPCEA at its 100th annual conference and post-conference international briefing with a focus on Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam - Higher Education in Context.  The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education in the US. … Continue reading Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education

“Revitalizing Vietnam’s Economic Miracle”

Last month, I was invited to speak to a group of U.S. students who are participating in a fall study abroad program that begins in HCMC and spends the remainder of the semester in Hanoi.  My assigned topic was Revitalizing Vietnam’s Economic Miracle.  After a brief refresher on Vietnam in the recent past, I took them on a … Continue reading “Revitalizing Vietnam’s Economic Miracle”