This is a continuation of a post from 8 August 2022 that includes information for the entire fiscal year, i.e., from 10-1-21 to 9-30-22. The good news is that the Vietnam market for US-bound students is making a strong recovery in the new normal era. Student visa issuances are inching up to pre-pandemic levels. This … Continue reading US Student Visa Update for FY2022: That’s a Wrap!
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Taking the Pulse of F-1 Issuances in Viet Nam: A Year of Recovery & Challenges
As the end of April approaches, I thought I'd check on the number of US student visas issued since the beginning of the 2021 fiscal year and compare it with last year in the (mostly) pre-COVID era. Yes, I know this is the low season for F-1 issuances, the high season lasting from May through … Continue reading Taking the Pulse of F-1 Issuances in Viet Nam: A Year of Recovery & Challenges
May-September 2019 US Student Visa Update from Viet Nam
Modest Upward Trend Continues I have some good news for those of you who are involved in the recruitment of US-bound Vietnamese students. Since this is International Education Week (IEW) in the US, this is a fitting time to upload this post! Interest in study in the USA among Vietnamese parents and students remains high, … Continue reading May-September 2019 US Student Visa Update from Viet Nam
US Visa Overstays: Is the Sky Falling?
The Trump administration recently proposed (yet another) new rule related to nonimmigrant, including student, visas. This one, if approved, will establish a maximum period of authorized stay for international students and other holders of certain nonimmigrant visas. Why? Is there something broken that needs to be fixed? Are the overstay rates breaking new records? Do … Continue reading US Visa Overstays: Is the Sky Falling?
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