In Celebration of International Education Week (IEW)

Given the focus of this blog, I thought it was only fitting that I devote a few posts to International Education Week (IEW), "an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to … Continue reading In Celebration of International Education Week (IEW)

“Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”

This the title is a wide-ranging interview that I did last month with a reporter from Báo Giáo dục Việt Nam (Vietnam Education News).  This education news website ranks 8,829 in the world, 51 in Vietnam and is linked in 2,093 websites (as of 20.10.12).  As you can see from some original English language excerpts below, corruption … Continue reading “Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”

Lane Community College Joins Capstone’s HCMC International Academic Center

Lane Community College (LCC) , a comprehensive community college located in Eugene, Oregon, is the first US community college to join Capstone Vietnam’s International Academic Center (IAC) in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).  The IAC is a shared facility that serves as a home base from which U.S. and other foreign institutions of higher education can promote their … Continue reading Lane Community College Joins Capstone’s HCMC International Academic Center

List of Joint Training Programs Approved by the Vietnam Ministry of Education & Training

As of 20 June 2012, there were a total of 193 Ministry of Education and Training-approved joint training programs, including 172 in operation, 15 that no longer admit students and six (6) that are no longer in operation.  The dates of approval range from April 2000 to June 2012.   Fields of study range from Business Administration to … Continue reading List of Joint Training Programs Approved by the Vietnam Ministry of Education & Training

Emerging internationalization opportunities in Southeast Asia

Below is an excellent post by my colleague, Rahul Choudaha aka Dr. Education, which I've taken the liberty of reposting in its entirety.  Both images are courtesy of Boston Consulting Group.  (The italics and bold are mine.)  Note:  The 2010 "per capita income" for Vietnam is based on GNP not GDP.  Posted: 13 Apr 2012 08:14 AM PDT Growth … Continue reading Emerging internationalization opportunities in Southeast Asia

Broward College in Vietnam

Broward College, based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, is one of the larger and more internationally active community colleges in the US.  It has an enrollment of 70,000 students and ranks 40th on the Open Doors 2011 list of community colleges that host international students with 491.  Most of its international students - not included in … Continue reading Broward College in Vietnam

“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

Selling at Any Price

Tacky:  Showing poor taste and quality.  That's a rather charitable description of this Facebook ad currently running in Vietnam for a MA in Finance and International Trade program from Leeds Metropolitan University (UK), offered in cooperation with its Vietnamese partner, the Institute of Finance.  It's been less than three weeks since Mr. Jobs passed away and already someone is using a … Continue reading Selling at Any Price

Education UK: Vietnam Country Partner Meeting

I was invited to speak on Friday, 14 October to representatives from 60 British colleges and universities who were in Vietnam for a series of events, including the UK higher education fairs in Hanoi, HCMC and Danang.  My assigned topic was The Study Abroad Market:  A US Perspective.  During the 30 minutes or so at my disposal, … Continue reading Education UK: Vietnam Country Partner Meeting