Below is an edited English version of a Vietnamese article of mine that was published last month by Zing.vn. A Vietnamese translation of an article by Professor Peter Gray, from which I quote, was subsequently published by Zing, which ranks 7th in Viet Nam, 353 in the world, and 62 in the "news and media" … Continue reading Does Your Higher Education Institution Determine Your Long-Term Success?
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Congratulations to Ms. Trang "Tracy" Đào Đỗ for her admission to Barnard College, Columbia University. Trang is one of many students that my company, Capstone Vietnam, has helped study in the US and other her countries in the past decade. Below is an announcement that appeared in a recent issue of the Léman Manhattan Preparatory School newsletter. … Continue reading Senior Spotlight: Trang Quỳnh “Tracy” Đào Đỗ Enrolling at Barnard College
Students occasionally ask one co-author, who has lived and worked in Viet Nam since 2005, whether or not they can apply directly. The answer is an enthusiastic ‘Yes’, if they feel sufficiently confident. The original working title, Imagine a World Without Agents, We Wonder If You Can - with a grateful nod to John Lennon … Continue reading “Ethical agents should support direct student admissions”
Dear Friends & Colleagues, I'm excited to inform you that I'll be participating in four (4) events at the NAFSA 2019 annual conference in late May in Washington, D.C., listed below in descending chronological order. Note: Online registration is required for the two seminars. Shalom (שלום), MAA 4th Annual Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA … Continue reading Mark Ashwill @ NAFSA 2019
Here is my latest essay for University World News. If you like the teaser below, follow this link to read the article in its entirety. This is a follow-up to an April 2018 article I wrote entitled Vietnamese students look at the US and head north (editor's title). I placed a gentleman's bet with myself that … Continue reading “The shift of Vietnamese students to Canada marches on”
Ethical Commissions-Based Recruitment: The Need for a New Way Join Mark Ashwill, managing director and co-founder of Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company in Viet Nam and former country director of the Institute of International Education-Viet Nam, Eddie West, assistant dean, UC Berkeley Extension, and executive director, international programs, and former director of international … Continue reading Unofficial, Pre-Conference Seminar About Commissions-Based Recruitment @ NAFSA 2019
Capstone Vietnam is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Ashwill, managing director and co-founder, will speak at an unofficial, pre-conference Viet Nam student recruitment seminar to be held on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar consists of a comprehensive overview of current market conditions, recruitment tools and techniques, … Continue reading Mark Ashwill to Lead 4th Annual Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2019
Yes, it's true. Check out the infographic below, courtesy of the Australian Department of Education and Training. As of 11-18, Viet Nam ranked 6th among sending countries with 24,094 students studying at all levels in Australia. Incredibly, there were more Vietnamese studying in South Korea than Australia last year. As in Japan, Viet Nam ranked … Continue reading More Vietnamese Students in South Korea Than Australia
If your institution awards financial aid to Vietnamese students, I hope your approach is of the "trust but verify" variety. Not all parents and students are honest, and Viet Nam is no exception. Many people of means are happy to game the system and accept financial aid, if they can get it. I remember a … Continue reading Financial Aid for Vietnamese Students?