Challenge to Industry Competitors: Take Your Game to the Next Level!

Dear IEinV Followers, I know that many of you are US and foreign higher education colleagues because of the feedback I receive.  Included among the "others" are some government friends and competitors.  The latter drop by to see what I'm up to and to see what (free) information they can glean from my posts for … Continue reading Challenge to Industry Competitors: Take Your Game to the Next Level!

China & Vietnam: A Study in the USA Comparison

Given the  intriguing historical relationship between Vietnam and China, I thought it might be interesting to do a brief comparison between the two as it relates to study in the USA. But first, here’s some basic up-to-date (as of 2014) information about each country. China The population of China is estimated at 1,393,783,836 as of … Continue reading China & Vietnam: A Study in the USA Comparison

International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

I'm looking forward to participating in a general session of interest to colleagues involved in international student recruitment entitled International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn't Fit All. This session is part of the Practitioner Toolbox Track. Session Description:  With the demographic downturn in the United States and increased competition for international students, growing … Continue reading International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Vietnam’s Stock Continues to Rise…

 in the World of U.S. International Student Recruitment Let me begin with the end of an article I wrote for the NAFSA International Enrollment Management (IEM) e-newsletter.  If you're interested in reading the piece in its entirety, follow this link. A Look Ahead Vietnam is a country on the move. Daunting obstacles have been overcome … Continue reading Vietnam’s Stock Continues to Rise…

Happiness (Among Nations) Is…

This is one of my favorite annual reports, one that should be closely read by representatives of every government.  Color me naive but I believe that happiness is, after all, one of the primary purposes of government.  Keep in mind that this 172 pp. report is not only about "happiness," as in "do you feel … Continue reading Happiness (Among Nations) Is…

US International Student “Market Share” Steadily Eroding

According to the 2014 Open Doors report, released by the Institute of International Education, there are 886,052 international students in the US, which makes it the world's leading host.  (There are now a total of 1.13 million F & M students studying in the US, according to the 2/15 SEVIS quarterly update.  That includes all … Continue reading US International Student “Market Share” Steadily Eroding

Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education

I recently had the opportunity to speak to members of UPCEA at its 100th annual conference and post-conference international briefing with a focus on Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam - Higher Education in Context.  The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education in the US. … Continue reading Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education