“Increasing international relations: University opening Vietnam office”

Below is a reprint of a press release issued by Kansas State University on 29 February 2012.  MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is expanding its international outreach to welcome students from Vietnam. Administrators at the office of international programs recently announced a partnership agreement with Capstone Vietnam and its managing director, Mark Ashwill. Capstone and Ashwill will … Continue reading “Increasing international relations: University opening Vietnam office”

International Academic Centers (IACs) in Vietnam

On behalf of Capstone Vietnam, I'm pleased to welcome Kansas State University to our International Academic Center (IAC) in Hanoi.    What is an IAC? The IAC is a unique offshore development model for US and other foreign institutions of higher education, a shared facility that serves as a home base and an incubator from which a school can promote … Continue reading International Academic Centers (IACs) in Vietnam

Nationally Accredited U.S. Institutions with a Vietnam Connection

Below is a list of thirteen (13) known nationally accredited U.S.-based institutions operating in Vietnam, many in cooperation with a local partner. For the record, national accreditation (NA) is not comparable to regional accreditation (RA), which is generally considered to be the "gold standard" of higher education accreditation in the U.S. If you're interested in learning more about the differences … Continue reading Nationally Accredited U.S. Institutions with a Vietnam Connection

Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery?

The Global Institute of Strategic Management (GISM), which has close ties to Akamai University, a Hawaii-based school that appears on my list of unaccredited US institutions, has a logo that bears a striking resemblance to the Great Seal of a certain US federal executive department charged with implementing that country's foreign policy.  Compare the above logo with that on the US … Continue reading Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery?

Recent Comments About Hot-Button Issues in the US Higher Education Media

…in response to these articles and other comments.  All are relevant - on some level - to Vietnam. MAA ‘The End of Internationalization?’ by Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed (3 June 2011) Why We Do What We Do I agree with Dr. Knight that “internationalization has become a catch-all phrase for everything” and that most international educators … Continue reading Recent Comments About Hot-Button Issues in the US Higher Education Media

Australia is #1! (Host of Vietnamese Students)

According to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Oz is once again the most popular study destination for Vietnamese students, with more than 23,000 students enrolled at the country's education institutions and an estimated 10,000 students undertaking Australian education and training courses in Vietnam.  The latter includes 6,000 studying at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).  RMIT, … Continue reading Australia is #1! (Host of Vietnamese Students)

VietAbroader Conference 2011: Passing of the Torch

  Mark your calendars!  VietAbroader's annual summer study abroad conferences will take place this year in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on Friday, 15 July and in Hanoi on Saturday, 16 July.  In the spirit of mentorship and social responsibility,  the VietAbroader Study Abroad Conference (VAC), entitled “Passing of the Torch,” was first launched in … Continue reading VietAbroader Conference 2011: Passing of the Torch