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

This is the English version of part I of a two-part interview with me that recently appeared in the Vietnamese media.  Follow this link to read part II. In the five years since Capstone Vietnam was established, it has earned a reputation in Vietnam, the U.S. and elsewhere for quality and innovation, and is emerging … Continue reading Reflections on Five (5) Years of Capstone Vietnam, Educational Consulting in Vietnam & Overseas Study Trends: Part I

International Student Recruitment Agencies: A Guide for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Congratulations to NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) for producing a guide about how to work with education agents! As more and more US colleges and universities look beyond the borders of the US for students, International Student Recruitment Agencies: A Guide for Schools, Colleges and Universities, will help them to navigate the sometimes rocky … Continue reading International Student Recruitment Agencies: A Guide for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Fall 2014 StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs in Vietnam

Breaking News!  Over 30 universities and colleges from 15 states representing every region of the United States are coming to Vietnam in late September to participate in the StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs in Haiphong, Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Vung Tau.  Four-year institutions, including intensive English, undergraduate and graduate/professional programs, and community … Continue reading Fall 2014 StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs in Vietnam

Dawn of a New Day? US State Department Reaches Out to Agents in Vietnam

For the times they are a-changin'!  I (and quite a few others) recently received an email from the US Embassy-Hanoi that began thus: The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi presents its compliments to your company.  On February 22, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh … Continue reading Dawn of a New Day? US State Department Reaches Out to Agents in Vietnam

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

Note:  Follow this link to read the first post in this two-part series. Due Diligence Some advice to my foreign higher education colleagues:  don't trust any of the come-ons or be seduced by the slick lines in (sometimes) passable English that arrive in your inboxes on a regular basis.  Do your homework, check references, and find out who's really behind … Continue reading Education Companies in Vietnam: Take a Walk on the Wild Side (Part II)

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)

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