Vietnamese Enrollments in the US Holding Steady

Here are the latest Vietnam-related stats from the September 2022 SEVIS update. (You can also access these data for Vietnam and other countries using this interactive map.) There was a modest 4% decrease from May to the new school/academic year, which is to be expected as a short-term legacy of the pandemic. The good news is that … Continue reading Vietnamese Enrollments in the US Holding Steady

Vietnamese Students Discover Norway

Norsk natur (Credit: Study in Norway) Thanks to a colleague at the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills, I learned more about how many Vietnamese students are pursuing higher education in Norway and in which fields. While the numbers are modest compared to the top 15 overseas destinations, you can see gradual increases from … Continue reading Vietnamese Students Discover Norway

Vietnamese Enrollments in the US Stabilize

Source: SEVIS Here are the latest Viet Nam-related stats from the long-awaited May 2022 SEVIS update. (You can also access these data for Viet Nam and other countries using this interactive map.) The good news is that the decline since October 2021 is minimal, i.e., less than 1%, meaning we can probably expect the numbers to … Continue reading Vietnamese Enrollments in the US Stabilize

Another Year of Living (and Dying) with COVID-19

As 2021 draws to a merciful close, I thought this would be a good time to glance at the latest COVID-19 stats in Viet Nam, including the ones that give me and others hope. While most people tend to obsess over the daily number of infections, I periodically check the number of vaccinations because a vaccinated … Continue reading Another Year of Living (and Dying) with COVID-19

More Data on Vietnamese Students in the USA

Here are the latest Viet Nam-related stats from the SEVIS October 2021 update. (You can also access these data using this interactive map.) The picture is decidedly mixed with equal portions good, bad, and ugly. There are currently 24,011 students from Viet Nam at all levels, mostly in higher education. Viet Nam ranks 6th among … Continue reading More Data on Vietnamese Students in the USA

Ecopark & Higher Education Investment

An idyllic scene near the Ecopark campus of British University Vietnam (BUV) Photos by MAA Ecopark is an urban township development on the outskirts of Hanoi on the other side of the Red River in Hung Yen Province. By the time it's finished, it will cover 500 hectares (1236 acres) with investment capital of over … Continue reading Ecopark & Higher Education Investment

Student Visa Update from Viet Nam: June 2021

This post, written for US colleagues who recruit in Viet Nam, is short and sweet. June is the second month of student visa "high season" in Viet Nam and other countries. I checked the Monthly Nonimmigrant Visa Issuances Data, courtesy of the US State Department, and here's what I found. The US Embassy (Hanoi) and … Continue reading Student Visa Update from Viet Nam: June 2021

Number of US-Bound Vietnamese Students Continues to Inch Upward

As of June 2021, there were 25,816 Vietnamese students in the US, most enrolled in the nation's colleges and universities, according to the latest SEVIS update. That's an increase of 5.23% over March 2021. There are now nearly as many as there were last September, a positive sign. If you add language training (802) to … Continue reading Number of US-Bound Vietnamese Students Continues to Inch Upward