Overstay Rates for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors (F, M, J Visas)

Here's a brief comparison of the overstay rate of Vietnamese students with those from Cambodia, China, and Thailand in FY 2020. Vietnam: 4.49% China: 0.66% Cambodia: 2.74% Thailand: 3.09% Overstay rates are statistics that consular sections look in the aggregate and by institution. As you can see below, the overall rate was 1.43%. Vietnam has … Continue reading Overstay Rates for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors (F, M, J Visas)

FY2022 US Student Visa Trends in Vietnam

For those of you who follow these trends, i.e., recruitment colleagues, here's the picture so far for FY2022 in ascending chronological order. October 2021: 178 (HCMC); 60 (Hanoi) November 2021: 388 (HCMC); 121 (Hanoi) December 2021: 249 (HCMC); 231 (Hanoi January 2022: 168 (HCMC); 87 (Hanoi) February 2022: 87 (HCMC); 28 (Hanoi) March 2022: 115 (HCMC); 47 … Continue reading FY2022 US Student Visa Trends in Vietnam

Why we do what we do: A US international educator’s moral quandary

Stores that sell guns and related items are common in many US states.  I took this one a few years ago in my home state of Delaware. Here's my latest article for University World News. (The editor shortened the title to Gun Violence: An International Educator's Moral Quandary.) It was inspired, so to speak, by … Continue reading Why we do what we do: A US international educator’s moral quandary

Fact-Checking a Recent PIE News Article About Viet Nam

Face-to-face key to recruiting Vietnam Gen Z This 8 July 2022 article by Helen Packer, which is essentially an advertorial for INTO, includes some facts and figures that are inaccurate. While I agree with the thesis, i.e., the importance of face-to-face recruiting, I feel compelled to offer these corrections in point/counterpoint fashion. Point #1: Approximately … Continue reading Fact-Checking a Recent PIE News Article About Viet Nam

Vietnamese Enrollments in the US Stabilize

Source: SEVIS Here are the latest Viet Nam-related stats from the long-awaited May 2022 SEVIS update. (You can also access these data for Viet Nam and other countries using this interactive map.) The good news is that the decline since October 2021 is minimal, i.e., less than 1%, meaning we can probably expect the numbers to … Continue reading Vietnamese Enrollments in the US Stabilize

Some Reminders for US Higher Education Colleagues: It’s Still a Jungle Out There

Courtesy of IT Governance Services My first post of Solar 2022! When it comes to working with partners in the educational consulting industry, choose carefully, as with all relationships, personal and professional. Here are some of the unethical practices I've written about that continue unabated because of a lack of oversight and accountability in this … Continue reading Some Reminders for US Higher Education Colleagues: It’s Still a Jungle Out There

More Data on Vietnamese Students in the USA

Here are the latest Viet Nam-related stats from the SEVIS October 2021 update. (You can also access these data using this interactive map.) The picture is decidedly mixed with equal portions good, bad, and ugly. There are currently 24,011 students from Viet Nam at all levels, mostly in higher education. Viet Nam ranks 6th among … Continue reading More Data on Vietnamese Students in the USA

Number of US-Bound Vietnamese Students Continues to Inch Upward

As of June 2021, there were 25,816 Vietnamese students in the US, most enrolled in the nation's colleges and universities, according to the latest SEVIS update. That's an increase of 5.23% over March 2021. There are now nearly as many as there were last September, a positive sign. If you add language training (802) to … Continue reading Number of US-Bound Vietnamese Students Continues to Inch Upward

International Student Inclusion and Success: Public Attitudes, Policy Imperatives, and Practical Strategies

According to the results of a survey conducted by Robin Matross Helms and Sarah Spreitzer on behalf of the American Council on Education (ACE), The American public has high expectations for international student success. They recognize international students’ academic, cultural, scientific, and economic contributions as vital members of their communities—on campus, locally, nationally, and globally—both … Continue reading International Student Inclusion and Success: Public Attitudes, Policy Imperatives, and Practical Strategies