Teaching Tolerance: A Facebook Message from the Head of School, The Northwest School (Seattle, WA, USA)

I noticed this post on my Facebook feed and felt compelled to share it with a wider audience.  The Northwest School has 509 students, 70 of whom are international, including some from Viet Nam.   Shalom (שלום), MAA Dear Parents and Families: Sadly, I write yet again to acknowledge and denounce acts of hate and violence that … Continue reading Teaching Tolerance: A Facebook Message from the Head of School, The Northwest School (Seattle, WA, USA)

ITA Report with a Vietnam “Case Study”: Useful but Not 100% Accurate

Global competition for international students is rising quickly, especially among English-speaking countries and countries increasing their English-language course offerings. Although U.S. institutions still host the largest percentage of internationally mobile students, this share is eroding as competition increases. This report assesses global market opportunities for U.S. colleges and universities, providing guidance for U.S. institutions interested … Continue reading ITA Report with a Vietnam “Case Study”: Useful but Not 100% Accurate

China & Vietnam: A Study in the USA Comparison

Given the  intriguing historical relationship between Vietnam and China, I thought it might be interesting to do a brief comparison between the two as it relates to study in the USA. But first, here’s some basic up-to-date (as of 2014) information about each country. China The population of China is estimated at 1,393,783,836 as of … Continue reading China & Vietnam: A Study in the USA Comparison

Charting New Pathways to Higher Education: International Secondary Students in the United States (IIE)

According to an Institute of International Education (IIE) report released earlier this month, there were 73,019 international secondary students in the U.S., encompassing students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in both public and private schools last October.   International students enrolled in US high schools to earn a diploma have more than tripled in number … Continue reading Charting New Pathways to Higher Education: International Secondary Students in the United States (IIE)

Bài viết: Những điều làm cho học sinh Việt Nam đặc biết

Bài được viết bởi Sarah "Sally": Chuyên viên tư vấn tuyển sinh, trường Stuart Hall, Staunton, Virginia, Hoa Kỳ. Trong suốt tám năm làm việc cho Stuart Hall ở khu trung tâm Virginia, tôi đã có cơ hội tuyển chọn được rất nhiều sinh viên quốc tế cho trường. Thật là vinh dự khi được … Continue reading Bài viết: Những điều làm cho học sinh Việt Nam đặc biết

Vietnamese Student Awarded $180,000 Scholarship to Study in Switzerland

Trần Liên Khánh Hoa, a 10th grade student at Đinh Thiện Lý/Lawrence S. Ting High School in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), has been awarded a two-year scholarship to study at Leysin American School (LAS), a Swiss boarding school located in the alpine resort village of Leysin, Vaud, about two hours east of Geneva.  The … Continue reading Vietnamese Student Awarded $180,000 Scholarship to Study in Switzerland

Guest Post: What Makes Vietnamese Students Special

A guest post written by Sarah "Sally" Day, Admissions Consultant, Stuart Hall School, Staunton, Virginia, USA. For the past eight years, I have recruited international students for historic Stuart Hall School in central Virginia. It is always a pleasure to meet young people and their families from around the world and to be part of … Continue reading Guest Post: What Makes Vietnamese Students Special

SJR Excellence Scholarship Recipient Meets Canadian Ambassador

On a recent sunny afternoon in Hanoi, Pham Quynh Anh, who was awarded the SJR Excellence Scholarship, the most generous scholarship ever awarded to a Vietnamese student, had the opportunity to meet with Deborah Chatsis, the Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam.  It was a chance for Ambassador Chatsis to congratulate Quynh Anh on this extraordinary achievement and … Continue reading SJR Excellence Scholarship Recipient Meets Canadian Ambassador

4 Benefits for International Students at U.S. High Schools

It was interesting to see a recent US News & World Report article about the benefits for international students who study at US high schools, which are well-known to those of us who work in the field.  1. English language training 2. Pre-college navigation 3. College readiness 4. Social acculturation There has been a dramatic upswing in the … Continue reading 4 Benefits for International Students at U.S. High Schools