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

BREXIT & US Election: No Major Short-Term Effects on VN Student Interest

This is the latest in a series of Diversification Market Reports produced by Hotcourses, the UK's leading course search company with more than 6,000 course providers.  (Hotcourses was recently acquired by IDP.) Below are an overview, executive summary, and list of the key takeaways, the most important of which is this:  BREXIT and the US … Continue reading BREXIT & US Election: No Major Short-Term Effects on VN Student Interest

ITA Report with a Vietnam “Case Study”: Useful but Not 100% Accurate

Global competition for international students is rising quickly, especially among English-speaking countries and countries increasing their English-language course offerings. Although U.S. institutions still host the largest percentage of internationally mobile students, this share is eroding as competition increases. This report assesses global market opportunities for U.S. colleges and universities, providing guidance for U.S. institutions interested … Continue reading ITA Report with a Vietnam “Case Study”: Useful but Not 100% Accurate

Vietnam Ranks 6th… in US Immigration

During the US government fiscal year 2015 (ending 30 September 2015), over half a million people emigrated to the US.  Of that number (531,463), 27,391 (5.15%) were from Vietnam, including 13 whose visas were issued under the Vietnam Amerasian category.  Below is the list of top 10 countries based on the number of immigrant visas … Continue reading Vietnam Ranks 6th… in US Immigration

USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

Ranks 6th Among All Sending Countries As I predicted earlier this year, Vietnam has surpassed Japan in total enrollment in the US, most of it in higher education.  It recorded an astounding 18.9% increase from July 2015, the third highest after India (20.7%) and China (19.4%), according to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly … Continue reading USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

Open Doors 2015: More Double-Digit Increases for Vietnam!

Yes, dear readers, it's that time of year again - time for Open Doors 2015!  For the uninitiated - the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is an annual international academic mobility report published by the Institute of International Education with a grant from the US State Department. Below is a list of top … Continue reading Open Doors 2015: More Double-Digit Increases for Vietnam!

Genzilla – They’re Coming – Get Ready!

The times they are a-changin' in the world of marketing.  You've heard a lot about Millenials (Generation Y), those born between 1976 and 1994.   The focus is beginning to shift to Generation Z, those born in 1995 or later.   According to a new report from market research company Epinion and OMD that looks at … Continue reading Genzilla – They’re Coming – Get Ready!