“Foreign student numbers should be cut, say Australians”

A national survey, commissioned by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), unexpectedly revealed the growing public antagonism to the international visitors. So much so that a majority of people now believe the government should call a halt to any increase in their numbers. I wonder when we'll hear this from the MAGA crowd and … Continue reading “Foreign student numbers should be cut, say Australians”

More Vietnamese Students in South Korea Than Australia

Yes, it's true.  Check out the infographic below, courtesy of the Australian Department of Education and Training.  As of 11-18, Viet Nam ranked 6th among sending countries with 24,094 students studying at all levels in Australia.   Incredibly, there were more Vietnamese studying in South Korea than Australia last year.  As in Japan, Viet Nam ranked … Continue reading More Vietnamese Students in South Korea Than Australia

Viet Nam Once Again Ranks 5th in US International Student Enrollment

According to the August 2018 SEVIS by the Numbers update, Viet Nam once again ranks 5th among places of origin with 29,788 active students at all levels and in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, inching past Canada, which had displaced it in June 2018.  (One always has to take summer statistics with a grain … Continue reading Viet Nam Once Again Ranks 5th in US International Student Enrollment

Happy 9th Birthday, Capstone Vietnam!

This week, Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company that I co-founded in 2009 and of which I am managing director, celebrated its 9th birthday.  It has been a helluva ride, one I've found to be deeply rewarding on many levels.  As I mentioned to a colleague the other day, the best situation is when … Continue reading Happy 9th Birthday, Capstone Vietnam!

Viet Nam Ranks 5th in International Enrollment in 3 Countries

...including Australia, Canada, and the USA!  Those countries also happen to be the world's leading hosts of international students, albeit in this order:  1)  USA; 2) Australia; and 3) Canada, followed by the UK and Germany.   Of the estimated 200,000 Vietnamese students studying overseas, 23,000 are in Australia (PDF download), about 15,000 are in … Continue reading Viet Nam Ranks 5th in International Enrollment in 3 Countries

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

Nearly 20,000 Vietnamese Students in the US

According to the latest SEVIS update, Vietnamese enrollment stood at 19,541 as of April 1, 2013.  (Unlike the Open Doors data, which are always a year old and limited to institutions of higher  education, SEVIS information is up-to-date and all-inclusive.)  Vietnam continues to lead the third tier of “top ten” schools (8th) with more students than … Continue reading Nearly 20,000 Vietnamese Students in the US