An Ode to International Student Recruiters

One of the privileges and pleasures of my work is watching colleagues connect with young Vietnamese who are interested in overseas study, be it at a fair, coffee talk, info session, or individual meeting at a hotel.  Traveling to Viet Nam and other sending countries is still one of the most effective ways to recruit … Continue reading An Ode to International Student Recruiters

Live from Viet Nam – An E20 Webinar!

Last week, I had the opportunity to present on one of my favorite topics, Viet Nam, to a virtual audience of over 40 US colleagues, including those from higher and secondary education.   I'm grateful to Syed Jamal from Branta and Renait Stephens from Study in the USA, event co-sponsor, for inviting me and for … Continue reading Live from Viet Nam – An E20 Webinar!

“International Students Contribute to Our Economy & American Innovation”

This image, created by NAFSA:  Association of International Educators, a "non-profit professional organization for professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration," was recently posted on Facebook by a US higher education colleague.  All compelling points with which I agree 100%.  In fact, they could create another graphic that lists … Continue reading “International Students Contribute to Our Economy & American Innovation”

Viet Nam’s GDP & Study in the USA

Here are some graphs that I use in presentations to graphically illustrate Viet Nam's meteoric economic rise in the past decade and then some.  The take-off phase began with my arrival in 2005, a mere coincidence, and perhaps an example of a word I often associate with Viet Nam, serendipity.  The icing on the cake … Continue reading Viet Nam’s GDP & Study in the USA

Viet Nam Ranks Among Top 10 Foreign Residential Property Buyers in the US

Yes, I know this is old news from the summer of 2017 but it's related to some other recent posts and perhaps not so old for some of you with an interest in these issues and trends.  It's also related to one of my favorite topics, young Vietnamese studying in the USA.  According to the 2017 … Continue reading Viet Nam Ranks Among Top 10 Foreign Residential Property Buyers in the US

“To many Vietnamese, US still a top overseas study destination in spite of Donald Trump”

Check out the facts and figures on why so many students are heading state-side. This is my latest English language article, written at the request of VNExpress International. I think it provides a pretty comprehensive update about the current situation for those with a personal and/or professional interest in the status of US-bound Vietnamese students.  … Continue reading “To many Vietnamese, US still a top overseas study destination in spite of Donald Trump”

Capstone Vietnam: Why This Education Entrepreneur Is Excited About Vietnam’s Future

Here's an abridged version of a recent interview I did with Vietcetera, a "consortium of artists, writers, designers, photographers, musicians, technologists, and business people dedicated to a fresh look at an evolving Vietnam. Vietcetera seeks to find the untold human stories of the people that are contributing to a new, modern Vietnam. From design to … Continue reading Capstone Vietnam: Why This Education Entrepreneur Is Excited About Vietnam’s Future

Vietnam climbs to seventh worldwide for number of Facebook users: report

This is the latest top 10 ranking for Viet Nam and it's extraordinary like the country itself, in many respects.  It was not that many years ago when Vietnamese Facebook accounts numbered in the hundreds of thousands.  What is especially striking is the 40% increase in only six months.  In a population of about 96 … Continue reading Vietnam climbs to seventh worldwide for number of Facebook users: report

Trump is not deterring Vietnamese from studying in US

Here are the introduction and conclusion to my latest (7.7.17) University World News article about the possible impact of political changes in the US, in particular, on young Vietnamese studying overseas.  It includes links to recent articles.  If these excerpts whet your appetite for more, follow this link to read the article in its entirety.  … Continue reading Trump is not deterring Vietnamese from studying in US