Overseas students can choose to stay abroad: Fatherland Front chair

It's rare that I will repost an article but I have to make an exception in this case because of the exceptional nature of this statement made by Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chair of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and former Minister of Education and Training and Deputy Prime Minister. This VietNamNet article can be found … Continue reading Overseas students can choose to stay abroad: Fatherland Front chair

Number of Vietnamese students abroad up 15% in 2013

ICEF Monitor (4 November 2014) We have published two significant updates on Vietnam over the past 18 months. The first, a guest post from market specialist and international educator Dr Mark Ashwill, provides a strong foundation in the important trends and conditions that have shaped the Vietnamese education market in recent years. A second post, … Continue reading Number of Vietnamese students abroad up 15% in 2013

The Cat’s Outta the Bag! Another Path to US Citizenship

Psst!  There are only a few strings attached, including service in the military of the world's leading host of international students.  For the few, the proud, the international health care professionals proficient in certain languages with associated cultural backgrounds. It's no secret that a significant percentage of international students remain in the US to work … Continue reading The Cat’s Outta the Bag! Another Path to US Citizenship

“Half of Chinese students at elite US colleges don’t want to return”

While this article is based on a survey of a small group of Chinese students at elite US higher education institutions, there are parallels with the situation of Vietnamese students at all types of US colleges and universities.  Based on anecdotal evidence, the percentage of Vietnamese students who choose not to return home after completing … Continue reading “Half of Chinese students at elite US colleges don’t want to return”

Host Country’s Gain=Vietnam’s Loss?

This guest post was written by "Hien Nguyen", a Vietnamese student studying in Country X.  Hien explains some of the reasons why a significant percentage of young Vietnamese make the fateful decision to emigrate, to the benefit of their host country and, in some respects, to the loss of their home country.  (I say "in … Continue reading Host Country’s Gain=Vietnam’s Loss?

US Burns Through All High-Skill Visas For 2015 In Less Than A Week

Give me your highly skilled, your well-educated, your ambitious, Your best and brightest yearning to climb the proverbial career ladder and in doing so meet the desperate needs of a de-skilling and graying society, The sons and daughters of the world's educated classes, immigrants and international students alike. Send these, the talented, the promising, the … Continue reading US Burns Through All High-Skill Visas For 2015 In Less Than A Week

The State of Vietnamese Higher Education: Point/Counterpoint

Below is a recent exchange on the Vietnam Studies Group (VSG) listserv between a Vietnamese-American professor and a young Vietnamese who recently graduated from a U.S. institution of higher education.  The original post is in reference to an article by Roy J. Nirschel, president of the American University of Vietnam (AUVN), entitled "Picking Up the … Continue reading The State of Vietnamese Higher Education: Point/Counterpoint