Enrollment of Vietnamese Students at US Universities & Colleges Up by 640% Since 2001/02

According to Open Doors data, the number of international students in the U.S. universities and colleges from 2001/02 to 2014/15 increased by 67% to reach nearly 975,000 students. That increase for Viet Nam was 640%, which places it among the top five sending countries that have experienced a growth rate of over 100%. As the … Continue reading Enrollment of Vietnamese Students at US Universities & Colleges Up by 640% Since 2001/02

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

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

“Dear International Students: Thanks for Your Tuition. Now Go Home. Love, Uncle Sam.”

When President Obama announced his executive action on immigration in November, millions of undocumented people welcomed the expanded protections that the reform offered. What grabbed headlines abroad, however, were minor tweaks to visa policies—revisions that are likely to affect as many as 256,000 foreign workers in the U.S. But these changes don’t come close to … Continue reading “Dear International Students: Thanks for Your Tuition. Now Go Home. Love, Uncle Sam.”

Over 23,000 Vietnamese Students in the US!

While the Open Doors 2014 numbers are impressive, the latest SEVIS by the Numbers statistics are remarkable.  As of  last month, i.e., the current fall term, there were 23,407 Vietnamese students in the US at all levels.  That represents an astounding 21% increase since July 2014, second only to China (22%).  This means that Vietnam … Continue reading Over 23,000 Vietnamese Students in the US!

Vietnam Remains in 8th Place; Steady Growth Continues, According to Latest IIE Open Doors Report

According to the Open Doors 2014 report, released today, Vietnam ranks 8th among all sending countries.  There are now 16,579 young Vietnamese studying in the US, a modest 3% increase over the previous year (16,098).  (Keep in mind that Open Doors data are from the fall semester of the previous academic year while the SEVIS … Continue reading Vietnam Remains in 8th Place; Steady Growth Continues, According to Latest IIE Open Doors Report

Foreign enrolment in German universities reaches record high

Yes, this is from July 2014 but it's still interesting and worth sharing.  🙂  As someone who has spent considerable time in Germany, including as a student, I agree with points made in this ICEF Monitor article. Germany ranked 10th among Vietnamese studying overseas in 2013 with 4,600 students.  Since there are not many young … Continue reading Foreign enrolment in German universities reaches record high

125,000 Vietnamese Studied Overseas in 2013

Last year, 125,000 Vietnamese studied overseas, a 15% increase over 2012, according to the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).  The top 10 countries are listed below.  Japan climbed to #3, displacing China.  Over 90% were self-financing.  Using the Ministry of Finance's higher per student estimate from 2012 (15k), Vietnamese families spent up to $1.875 … Continue reading 125,000 Vietnamese Studied Overseas in 2013

Trends in Vietnamese Academic Mobility: Opportunities for U.S. Institutions

I'm pleased to share a report that was released earlier this week by World Education News & Reviews, published by World Education Services (WES).  A 2012 WES report identified Vietnam as one of the top four emerging countries from which to recruit international students.  Since that report was published, Vietnamese enrollment in U.S. HEIs has increased by 8%, … Continue reading Trends in Vietnamese Academic Mobility: Opportunities for U.S. Institutions

Nearly 21,000 Vietnamese Students in the U.S.!

SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) came online in 2003 to track and monitor the status and activities of nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors who enter the U.S.  This web-based system collects real-time information on these two groups, plus approved schools and program sponsors. SEVIS by the Numbers (PDF download ) is a statistical … Continue reading Nearly 21,000 Vietnamese Students in the U.S.!