Time & Money for Fake Universities But Not Routine Data Updates

NOTE: Here's the correct link to my latest University World News essay, Vietnamese student enrolment in the US holds steady. Mea culpa! The clock is stuck at March 2019. While information may not always be power, it certainly is helpful in professional decision-making. The last SEVIS by the Numbers update was 10 months ago. I … Continue reading Time & Money for Fake Universities But Not Routine Data Updates

US Student Visa Issuances Up in May-July 2019 Over 2018

As US international student recruiters know all too well, these are tough times for most institutions for a variety of social, political, and economic reasons.  Viet Nam, however, remains a bright spot on the recruitment horizon.  As of March 2019, there were 30,684 young Vietnamese studying in the US at all levels, most in higher … Continue reading US Student Visa Issuances Up in May-July 2019 Over 2018

The Wave Continues to Build: Vietnamese Students in the USA

According to the latest Mapping SEVIS by the Numbers update from last month, there are currently 31,389 Vietnamese students in the US at all levels of the education system.  (2.59% of all international students in the US are from Viet Nam.)   Viet Nam remains in 5th place sandwiched between Saudi Arabia, which experienced the sharpest decline … Continue reading The Wave Continues to Build: Vietnamese Students in the USA

The USA & Australia Trade Places – Again!

As of February 2015, the United States is once again the world's leading host of Vietnamese students.  Using the SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly update, which includes both secondary and postsecondary data, there are about 26,000 Vietnamese studying in the US, rounded up by 18 students.  Since the Australian figures below encompass all sectors of … Continue reading The USA & Australia Trade Places – Again!

Du học Mỹ chọn sao cho đúng và trúng?

Below is an excerpt from a 20.4.15 Thanh Niên Online article about the dramatic increase in the number of Vietnamese students in the US at the postsecondary and secondary levels, as reported in this 1 April 2015 post, entitled Vietnam Now Ranks 7th Among All Sending Countries (!). VN hiện đang xếp thứ bảy trong … Continue reading Du học Mỹ chọn sao cho đúng và trúng?

Vietnam Now Ranks 7th Among All Sending Countries (!)

According to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly update from February 2015, a real-time data snapshot of international enrollment in the US, including secondary and postsecondary levels, Vietnam now ranks 7th among all places of origin with 25,982 students, surpassing Taiwan (23,503) and nipping at the heels of Japan (26,187).  If the current trend … Continue reading Vietnam Now Ranks 7th Among All Sending Countries (!)

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 (Still) Ranks 8th Among All Sending Countries

SEVP releases quarterly report on international students studying in US WASHINGTON – “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report of international students studying in the United States, was released Tuesday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The report is based on … Continue reading Vietnam (Still) Ranks 8th Among All Sending Countries

Not What They Signed Up For

"The bittersweet fact is that America exports some of the world's best and worst higher education." (MAA)  When Albert Anarwat applied to the for-profit Aristotle University, in California, the Ghanaian student said he asked the university if the institution was accredited. Not only was he told yes, he said, but he also was told that … Continue reading Not What They Signed Up For