2013 NAFSA Conference Follow-Up

I greatly appreciated the opportunity to meet with many colleagues at the NAFSA:  Association of International Educators annual conference in St. Louis.  I was gratified by the high level of interest in  Vietnam and the number of new schools that wish to recruit and engage in other activities here.  On a personal note, I was also happy to make my … Continue reading 2013 NAFSA Conference Follow-Up

International Student Recruitment: 2+2 Equals Success

For those with an interest in international student recruitment and the 2+2 formula that has become so popular in recent years (2 years at a US community college + 2 years at a four-year college or university equals a bachelor’s degree), you might want to follow this blog and participate in the on- and offline discussion.  It’s … Continue reading International Student Recruitment: 2+2 Equals Success

Study in the USA to Publish Vietnamese Language Magazine

Study in the USA ® has announced that it will publish the first-ever Vietnamese language magazine for distribution in the coming year to students and parents in Vietnam. This special pocket-size edition will feature content especially appealing to Vietnamese students, including information and articles about four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, high school completion programs, the … Continue reading Study in the USA to Publish Vietnamese Language Magazine

Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012

It’s that time of year again.  First, I would like to wish you, dear reader, a New Year filled with happiness, good health, peace and prosperity.  Secondly, I hope that you’ve been found something on these pages – bits and pieces of useful information, an insight, an idea - that is some benefit to you.  People visit … Continue reading Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012

“Internationalizing the Community College Campus”

Here's an informative article by Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews, that touches on source country trends, receiving institution trends, community colleges as an international model, internationalization challenges, and successful recruiting models.  Vietnam is, of course, an important part of this story. Students at community colleges come from a diverse range of countries, and … Continue reading “Internationalizing the Community College Campus”

Recalibrating Global Recruitment Strategies in Difficult Times!

I'm pleased to be participating in a pre-conference workshop at Houston Community College the day before the NAFSA annual conference begins.  Organized by the  Center for Global Advancement of Community Colleges (CGACC) , which is dedicated to increasing global knowledge and understanding of U.S. community colleges, bridging cultures through awareness, serving as a resource, advancing institutional internationalization … Continue reading Recalibrating Global Recruitment Strategies in Difficult Times!

Fall 2012 StudyUSA Community College Fairs

Vietnam now ranks 8th among all countries sending students to the US, according to the 2011 Open Doors international academic mobility report, with nearly 15,000 students, three-quarters of whom are undergraduates.  Of that 75%, the majority begin their studies at a community college.  Vietnam ranks 3rd in international student enrollment at US community colleges.  Capstone Vietnam's StudyUSA … Continue reading Fall 2012 StudyUSA Community College Fairs