The 7th “Engaging with Vietnam – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Conference

 in combination with The First Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum I am pleased to share this announcement from the organizers of The 7th "Engaging with Vietnam - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue" Conference in combination with The First Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum. This two-day event will attract Vietnam scholars and other experts from Vietnam and all over the … Continue reading The 7th “Engaging with Vietnam – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Conference

Foreign enrolment in German universities reaches record high

Yes, this is from July 2014 but it's still interesting and worth sharing.  🙂  As someone who has spent considerable time in Germany, including as a student, I agree with points made in this ICEF Monitor article. Germany ranked 10th among Vietnamese studying overseas in 2013 with 4,600 students.  Since there are not many young … Continue reading Foreign enrolment in German universities reaches record high

US Poised for More Active Student Recruitment

Below is an excerpt from a recent ICEF Monitor article that touches on a number of trends and factors that will contribute to increased activity in international student recruitment in the years to come.  Related to that, I look forward to seeing NACAC's "best practices guide" for working with commissioned agents in a couple of … Continue reading US Poised for More Active Student Recruitment

Of Emigration, Brain Drain & Brain Gain: Some Reflections

Over the years, I’ve known and helped many young Vietnamese who have studied overseas.  Some I knew in passing; others became friends.  Quite a few made the decision to remain overseas either in the country in which they studied or a third country.  By doing so, they slowly but surely began the transformation from Vietnamese … Continue reading Of Emigration, Brain Drain & Brain Gain: Some Reflections

Vietnam: Trends in International and Domestic Education (repost)

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Vietnam is currently one of the fastest growing sources of international students for U.S. institutions of higher education, according to data from the Institute for International Education. In academic year 2011/12, Vietnam was the eighth largest sender of tertiary students to the United States, behind Japan … Continue reading Vietnam: Trends in International and Domestic Education (repost)

The College of St. Scholastica Comes to Vietnam

Omnes semitae eius pacificae, which means All Her Paths Are Peace. (From the CSS College Crest) It’s unusual for a US institution of higher education to send a delegation consisting of its president, a dean and a director of international education to Vietnam.  For an entire week.  But that’s exactly what The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) … Continue reading The College of St. Scholastica Comes to Vietnam

Welcome to Readers of the ICEF Monitor

Welcome to An International Educator in Vietnam, which I launched in November 2009.  If you look around my blog, you'll soon find out why the subtitle is Information, Insights & (Occasionally) Intrigue.  Chances are you're here because you read my guest post, Why Vietnam?  A Market Snapshot, the first of its kind to appear in the … Continue reading Welcome to Readers of the ICEF Monitor