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 (1.8 MB PDF download ) is … Continue reading Over 20,000 Vietnamese Students in the U.S., Says SEVIS
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Ingroup, Outgroup, or Caught In Between?
My last post of the 2013 Lunar Year... Vietnam is a highly homogeneous society. I'm reminded of this whenever I look in the mirror and see a white guy staring back at me. For those who are not Kinh, or ethnic Vietnamese, it's pretty cut-and-dried. We look different and therefore are different. There is a … Continue reading Ingroup, Outgroup, or Caught In Between?
Of Emigration, Brain Drain & Brain Gain: Some Reflections
Over the years, I’ve known and helped many young Vietnamese who have studied overseas. Some I knew in passing; others became friends. Quite a few made the decision to remain overseas either in the country in which they studied or a third country. By doing so, they slowly but surely began the transformation from Vietnamese … Continue reading Of Emigration, Brain Drain & Brain Gain: Some Reflections
Welcome to Readers of the ICEF Monitor
Welcome to An International Educator in Vietnam, which I launched in November 2009. If you look around my blog, you'll soon find out why the subtitle is Information, Insights & (Occasionally) Intrigue. Chances are you're here because you read my guest post, Why Vietnam? A Market Snapshot, the first of its kind to appear in the … Continue reading Welcome to Readers of the ICEF Monitor
SEVIS by the Numbers
SEVIS by the Numbers is a statistical breakdown of the (SEVIS) system's performance and trends in foreign student representation in US academic and exchange programs. Below is the "latest" SEVIS by the Numbers update. (Note: The PPT file has since been removed from the SEVIS website.) What used to be quarterly updates appear to have changed to biannual … Continue reading SEVIS by the Numbers
My Top 15 Personal Favorites
Last year, I wrote a total of 84 posts, an average of 7 per month. Below are some of my favorite posts starting with one from February and ending with one from last month. Collectively, they cover a lot of ground - from updates and personal stories to commentaries and analyses. If You’ve Got It, Flaunt … Continue reading My Top 15 Personal Favorites
“Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”
This the title is a wide-ranging interview that I did last month with a reporter from Báo Giáo dục Việt Nam (Vietnam Education News). This education news website ranks 8,829 in the world, 51 in Vietnam and is linked in 2,093 websites (as of 20.10.12). As you can see from some original English language excerpts below, corruption … Continue reading “Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”
More Studying Overseas; US Continues to Lose International Student Market Share
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s annual Education at a Glance report,there were 4.12 million students enrolled in a higher education program outside of their country of citizenship in 2010. (The information was collected from 34 OECD member countries, in addition to other non-member G-20 countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi … Continue reading More Studying Overseas; US Continues to Lose International Student Market Share
Emerging internationalization opportunities in Southeast Asia
Below is an excellent post by my colleague, Rahul Choudaha aka Dr. Education, which I've taken the liberty of reposting in its entirety. Both images are courtesy of Boston Consulting Group. (The italics and bold are mine.) Note: The 2010 "per capita income" for Vietnam is based on GNP not GDP. Posted: 13 Apr 2012 08:14 AM PDT Growth … Continue reading Emerging internationalization opportunities in Southeast Asia
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
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