Educational Advisers: Is Being a US Higher Ed Alum Enough?

As seen on a Facebook group devoted to the work of independent education counselors (IECs):   Intimidated by college deadlines? #EducationUSA advisers and U.S. university alumni are here to help! Type your questions down below or shoot us an e-mail at manila[AT]educationusa.org or cebu[AT]educationusa.org for any questions and concerns regarding your college applications. Our services are … Continue reading Educational Advisers: Is Being a US Higher Ed Alum Enough?

Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US

Below is an excerpt from my recent University World News (UWN) article.  Follow this link to read the article in its entirety. MAA There are currently 1.2 million international students studying in the United States, nearly 75% of whom are enrolled in bachelor, masters or doctoral programmes. California, New York and Texas enrol 36% of … Continue reading Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US

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

USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

Ranks 6th Among All Sending Countries As I predicted earlier this year, Vietnam has surpassed Japan in total enrollment in the US, most of it in higher education.  It recorded an astounding 18.9% increase from July 2015, the third highest after India (20.7%) and China (19.4%), according to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly … Continue reading USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

What’s in a Name? (“Ivy on My Mind”)

I've been seeing more advertisements for education companies using the word "Ivy" in their name and got to thinking about the wisdom of overusing a marquee word.  There are at least four, as of this writing.  Talk about stiff competition!  (I believe that IvyPrep was the very first Ivy in Vietnam, which means the others … Continue reading What’s in a Name? (“Ivy on My Mind”)

Linden U.S. University Fairs – In Cooperation With Capstone Vietnam

I'm pleased to announce that Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company based in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), is assisting Linden Educational Services with its U.S. University Fairs on 20 and 22 September in Hanoi and HCMC, respectively. There are currently 34 colleges and universities from 18 states participating in this fair … Continue reading Linden U.S. University Fairs – In Cooperation With Capstone Vietnam

Reflections on Five (5) Years of Capstone Vietnam, Educational Consulting in Vietnam & Overseas Study Trends: Part II

This is the English version of part II of a two-part interview series with me that recently appeared in the Vietnamese media.  Follow this link to read part I. Do you have any advice to guide parents and students – their children - who want to study abroad? Knowing that most parents and students seek … Continue reading Reflections on Five (5) Years of Capstone Vietnam, Educational Consulting in Vietnam & Overseas Study Trends: Part II