Viet Nam Ranks 5th in Emigration to the United States

Viet Nam ranks 5th in two US-related categories:  the number of its young people studying there as of last June and the number of its citizens who emigrated there in Fiscal Year 2017, which ended on 30 September 2017.  (Viet Nam is a "top ten" country in other categories, including EB-5 cases and US real … Continue reading Viet Nam Ranks 5th in Emigration to the United States

Education in Vietnam (WES)

This November 2017 report from World Education Services (WES) provides an excellent overview of education in Viet Nam, including  structure, issues, and trends.  Here are some of its shortcomings. Given that it was probably completed in October, the author could have updated most, if not all, all of the statistics.  One had the feeling that … Continue reading Education in Vietnam (WES)

Viet Nam: A Top 10 Recipient of Remittances

According to the World Bank, Viet Nam ranked a close 9th to Bangladesh in 2016 in total remittances with an infusion of $13.4 billion.  With a 2016 GDP of $202.6 billion this means that 6.6% of Viet Nam's GDP was attributed to remittances.  (See GDP definition below.) Where Does the Money Go? According to the … Continue reading Viet Nam: A Top 10 Recipient of Remittances

Diploma Mills: 9 Strategies for Tackling One of Higher Education’s Most Wicked Problems

Here's another excellent report from World Education Services about an important issue that receives too little attention in the US and global media.  This is an issue I have been writing and speaking about since my IIE-Viet Nam days.  In fact, it was one of my "signature issues" and one that I have continued to … Continue reading Diploma Mills: 9 Strategies for Tackling One of Higher Education’s Most Wicked Problems

US Community Colleges Still Popular Among Vietnamese But Gap Has Closed with Four-Year Schools

According to IIE's Open Doors 2017 report, based on a survey administered in fall 2016, Viet Nam ranks 2nd in the number of international students enrolled at US community colleges (CCs) at 9.9% of the total (96,472).  There are a total of 9,551 Vietnamese studying at two-year institutions, many in California, Texas, and Washington, and … Continue reading US Community Colleges Still Popular Among Vietnamese But Gap Has Closed with Four-Year Schools

Increase in % of VN Undergrads Studying Business/Management Last Year in US

Once again, Vietnamese undergraduates studying in the US in 2016/17 led the pack in the percentage of international students majoring in business/management at 31%.  The reasons for this interest in business no doubt remain unchanged: 1) the notion that you have to study business to do business, which I addressed in this February 2017 article … Continue reading Increase in % of VN Undergrads Studying Business/Management Last Year in US

Viet Nam Enrollment Up 6%, According to SEVIS Biannual Report

For some reason, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), decided to issue an update on international student enrollment as of May 2017.  There are currently 1.18 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying at 8,774 schools in the … Continue reading Viet Nam Enrollment Up 6%, According to SEVIS Biannual Report