Educational Advisers: Is Being a US Higher Ed Alum Enough?

As seen on a Facebook group devoted to the work of independent education counselors (IECs):   Intimidated by college deadlines? #EducationUSA advisers and U.S. university alumni are here to help! Type your questions down below or shoot us an e-mail at manila[AT]educationusa.org or cebu[AT]educationusa.org for any questions and concerns regarding your college applications. Our services are … Continue reading Educational Advisers: Is Being a US Higher Ed Alum Enough?

Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions: The Case of Vietnamese Students

Here's a perfect example of serendipity.  I noticed that someone had visited my blog from this referrer:  Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions The Case of Vietnamese Students, Journal of International Students.  Why?  Because the author cited this 2018 blog post:  Viet Nam Ranks 5th in International Enrollment in 3 Countries.   It was written by … Continue reading Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions: The Case of Vietnamese Students

Does Your Higher Education Institution Determine Your Long-Term Success?

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?

Senior Spotlight: Trang Quỳnh “Tracy” Đào Đỗ Enrolling at Barnard College

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

“Ethical agents should support direct student admissions”

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”

Mark Ashwill @ NAFSA 2019

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