Study Abroad Consultant Regulations Tightened

The winds of change are blowing in the regulation and oversight of education agents in Vietnam  This is the  result of recent scandals and demands from the public for closer scrutiny of education agents.  It seems that the Wild West environment in which many of these businesses have operated is going the way of the dinosaur, … Continue reading Study Abroad Consultant Regulations Tightened

RA, NA & EducationUSA: Mixing Apples & Oranges

It’s always been a mystery to me why EducationUSA (i.e., the US State Department - on behalf of the US Government - on behalf of the American taxpayer) represents all “officially accredited” institutions of higher education in its 400+ advising centers around the world.  After all, there is absolutely no comparison between regionally accredited (RA) … Continue reading RA, NA & EducationUSA: Mixing Apples & Oranges

Should the U.S. State Department Copy the British Council?

  The British Council, as an education provider, a research analyst, and a conference convener is an interesting model. At the very least, taking a look at the British Council makes me wonder why the United States government does not pull back and take a big-picture look at what it might do to provide better … Continue reading Should the U.S. State Department Copy the British Council?

“Increasing international relations: University opening Vietnam office”

Below is a reprint of a press release issued by Kansas State University on 29 February 2012.  MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is expanding its international outreach to welcome students from Vietnam. Administrators at the office of international programs recently announced a partnership agreement with Capstone Vietnam and its managing director, Mark Ashwill. Capstone and Ashwill will … Continue reading “Increasing international relations: University opening Vietnam office”

International Academic Centers (IACs) in Vietnam

On behalf of Capstone Vietnam, I'm pleased to welcome Kansas State University to our International Academic Center (IAC) in Hanoi.    What is an IAC? The IAC is a unique offshore development model for US and other foreign institutions of higher education, a shared facility that serves as a home base and an incubator from which a school can promote … Continue reading International Academic Centers (IACs) in Vietnam

“U.S. Ambassador announces $1 million in scholarship for students in Vietnam”

Breaking news!   That's what I thought when I saw the EdUSAtips Tweet flash across my screen.  Before you get too excited, however, the $1 million is not new funding; it is the current budget for the Fulbright student scholarship program in Vietnam.  While the title may be a bit misleading, the video is a fitting kick-off to International Education Week.   (Pomp and … Continue reading “U.S. Ambassador announces $1 million in scholarship for students in Vietnam”

First EducationUSA Fair in Iraq Attracts More Than 1,000 Students

 A recent article declares, "Tired of war, thousands of Iraqis want to go to U.S." What it fails to mention is who triggered all the bloodshed. Who made conditions in Iraq so intolerable that these people must flee? You know who. Over and over again, the U.S. has instigated mayhem or carnage overseas, generating thousands … Continue reading First EducationUSA Fair in Iraq Attracts More Than 1,000 Students