Happy 10th Birthday, Capstone Vietnam!

Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc (Independence – Freedom – Happiness)

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10 years ago this week Capstone Vietnam, now one of Viet Nam’s premier full-service educational consulting companies, was established in Hanoi. That was a time when our vision, mission and values were still taking shape and the groundwork being laid for our future work.  Since 2012, we have had an office in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and a nationwide presence through various events and activities, both on- and offline.

recruit in vnWhile our official slogan is Reaching New Heights, which is related to our company name, Capstone, meaning a “high point” or “crowning achievement,” we are also inspired by this unattributed saying, Success Without Integrity is Failure. This sentiment will continue to guide Capstone’s work for the next 10 years.

10 year logoWe’re grateful to the many clients, both individual and institutional, and our partners, who have placed their trust in us, as well as staff who have contributed to the success of Capstone Vietnam, over the past decade.

Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, our development and growth have paralleled that of Viet Nam, in some respects.  I included Viet Nam’s national motto above because it also applies to private sector companies that are given sufficient leeway and flexibility to carve out a niche in the market, make contributions, and do what they do best. 

One testament to our Capstone’s success is that other companies have copied our business model in the spirit of imitation as the sincerest form of flattery.  On the dark side, this copy and paste mentality also reflects a decided lack of creativity and intelligence among some in this and other industries.  As you know, this tendency is not unique to Viet Nam.  

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Capstone student volunteers promoting our fall StudyUSA & Canada Higher Education Fairs – with smiles on their faces!

If the spirit moves you, raise your glass, alcoholic beverage or not, and make a toast to independence, freedom, and happiness in the field of international education in the private sector.  Chúc mừng sinh nhật lần thứ 10, Capstone Việt Nam!

Shalom (שלום), MAA

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Spring 2015 StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs in Vietnam


1.  Quality:  Only regionally accredited institutions are permitted to join the StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs, the gold standard of accreditation in the US.

2.  Choice:  More than 40 colleges and universities from 18 states are participating in the StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs, making it one of the larger US higher education fair series in Vietnam.

3.  Variety:  Of the 42 colleges and universities joining the StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs, 30 are four-year schools and 12 are community colleges (CCs) offering undergraduate, graduate, ESL and high school completion programs (selected WA CCs only).

4.  Reputation:  The StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs are organized by Capstone Vietnam, one the nation’s leading educational consulting companies.

5.  Integrity:  The StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs organizer, Capstone Vietnam, always looks for the best fit for US-bound students and their parents.

6.  US Student Visa Briefing:  Both the HCMC and Hanoi StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs feature a US consular officer who will lead an information session and answer questions about the all-important student visa process.

7.  Location:  The StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs take place in five locations representing all three regions of Vietnam.

8.  Convenience: StudyUSA Higher Education Fair attendees have the choice of pre-registration or on-site registration. Pre-registered attendees are admitted to the fair faster; all use the Capstone bar code/QR code scanning system.

9.  Free Advising Services: All students who attend the StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs receive a voucher for free admission application advising services.

10.  Fair Guide & Cool Gifts: Everyone who attends the StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs receive an 84-page fair guide chock-full of valuable information about StudyUSA and profiles of all participating institutions, and are eligible to win cool gifts like Zenfone smartphones, Starbucks/KFC vouchers, movie tickets, full-length ACT practice tests, etc.

Time: 15:00 – 19:00

HCMC: Wednesday, 04/03/2015, Rex Hotel, 141 Nguyen Hue St., District 1

Nha Trang: Thursday, 05/03/2015, Novotel Hotel, 50 Tran Phu St.

Danang: Saturday, 07/03/2015, Novotel Hotel, 36 Bach Dang St.

Hanoi: Monday, 09/03/2015, Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma St.

Quang Ninh: Wednesday, 10 & 11/03/2015, at top regional high schools


Click here for the Vietnamese versionTop 10 lý do để bạn tham dự Triển lãm du học StudyUSA các trường Đại học & Cao đẳng Hoa Kỳ mùa Xuân 2015!

Note:  Capstone Vietnam is my day job.  🙂

StudyUSA Higher Education Fair Guide Covers