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

“Advanced degrees not a guarantee of employment in Vietnam”

Vietnam had 10.7 million trained workers (who have short-term training certificates, finish intermediate school, junior college and have bachelor’s and master’s degrees) which accounted for 20 percent of the labor force. Of these, 4.47 million have a higher education level. Like many other countries, including the US, Vietnam is afflicted with the disease of credentialism.  … Continue reading “Advanced degrees not a guarantee of employment in Vietnam”

Vietnam Ranks 29th in Annual EF English Proficiency Index & 5th in Asia

Here's some more good news for Vietnam and colleagues from English-speaking countries who recruit here at the secondary and postsecondary levels.  According to the results of the EF (Education First) Proficiency Index, which profiles 70 countries, including 15 in Asia, Vietnam ranks 29th with "moderate proficiency" in English.  Last year, it ranked 33rd out of … Continue reading Vietnam Ranks 29th in Annual EF English Proficiency Index & 5th in Asia

“TPP: Americans and Vietnamese lose. Big corporations win.”

The title of this post and the bilingual document on which it's based, drafted by Chuck Searcy and Lady Borton, pretty much sums it up.  Chuck is a Vietnam veteran; Lady worked with all sides during the war. Both have worked in Vietnam since before normalization of US-Vietnam diplomatic relations 20 years ago.  Follow this … Continue reading “TPP: Americans and Vietnamese lose. Big corporations win.”

“Reconsider” – Of Startups, Making a Dent in the Universe & Living Happily Ever After

Below are some excerpts from a speech given at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin by David Heinemeier Hansson, spot-on advice for the dynamic and vibrant startup community in Vietnam.  Hansson describes himself on his personal website as "the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning … Continue reading “Reconsider” – Of Startups, Making a Dent in the Universe & Living Happily Ever After

“Vietnam’s Book People – A new exodus is taking place from Vietnam”

by Kris Hartley is a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, and a PhD Candidate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. More than two decades after the emigration of Vietnam’s “boat people” reached its apex, a new exodus is underway. Increasing … Continue reading “Vietnam’s Book People – A new exodus is taking place from Vietnam”

Make it in Germany

A Multilingual “Welcome to Germany” Portal for International Qualified Professionals Germany is tied with Japan as the "oldest" country in the world with a median age of 46.1.  In a phrase "the Germans are dying out" (die Deutschen sterben aus).  It's estimated that the population will shrink to 66 million by 2060 from a current … Continue reading Make it in Germany