Education Companies in Vietnam: Take a Walk on the Wild Side (Part I)

In Vietnam, where cheating is a national pastime and ethical business practices are in dangerously short supply, the world of educational consulting is no exception.  EducationUSA fantasies notwithstanding, the reality is that most parents and students work with an education agent instead of applying directly to U.S. (and other foreign) colleges and universities, as in other … Continue reading Education Companies in Vietnam: Take a Walk on the Wild Side (Part I)

“how to buy a phd”

It's amazing how many people visit my blog in a vain attempt, no pun intended, to find out how to buy a degree, especially a Ph.D.   In addition to "how to buy a phd," other search engine terms include life experience phd, get a phd based on job experience, buying phd and buy university degrees.   Some want something for nothing, as … Continue reading “how to buy a phd”

“Unaccredited foreign universities to be fined”

No, not in the USA, unfortunately, but in Kenya.  This is a textbook example of how one country can learn from another in the finest tradition of comparative education in particular and comparative studies in general.  In this case, Kenya and the US have a teacher-student relationship.    Shut down the unaccredited education companies (or for-profit enterprises masquerading … Continue reading “Unaccredited foreign universities to be fined”

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

“Obama targets diploma mills that market to vets”

White House issues new protections for military families, veterans targeted by diploma mills You're dealing with folks who aren't interested in helping you.  They're not interested in helping you find the best program.  They are interested in getting the money.  They don't care about you; they care about the cash.  That's appalling.  That's disgraceful.  It … Continue reading “Obama targets diploma mills that market to vets”

When Federal Agents Come Calling: Educating Campus Stakeholders

Sounds scary, huh?  This is the name of a webinar offered by NAFSA:  Association of International Educators on 22 March.  For $149 for members ($189 for nonmembers) you could have “come away with strategies for building positive relationships with federal agents and dealing with difficult situations.”  According to the webinar “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently … Continue reading When Federal Agents Come Calling: Educating Campus Stakeholders

“California Leads Nation in Unaccredited Schools, and Enforcement Is Lax”

Check out this excellent article by investigative reporter Jennifer Gollan about Frederick Taylor University (FTU), which I've written about on these hallowed pages and which appears on my list of US-based unaccredited schools.  FTU has been quite active in Vietnam in recent years and therefore a substantial source of revenue for this state-approved rogue provider.  Knowing … Continue reading “California Leads Nation in Unaccredited Schools, and Enforcement Is Lax”

Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

People visit my blog for many and varied reasons.  Some arrive here from a search engine while others visit on a regular basis looking for up-to-date information about Vietnam and, in particular, US-Vietnam educational exchange.  Here are the top ten posts of 2011.  The first one from November 2010 about student visas and US community colleges … Continue reading Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

“Our Member Universities are the leaders in on line distance learning…”

I feel so empowered!  🙂  I just received an email from Martha (or whatever her/his/its name is), an Academic Counselor at College Degree Fast, the subject of a previous post, informing me that my requested degree choice Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration has been approved by the following accredited universities: Central Western University    (Texas) Southern National University  … Continue reading “Our Member Universities are the leaders in on line distance learning…”