“Hillary Clinton promises Green Card to STEM F-1 visa students who graduate with a Master’s/doctoral degree”

Now THAT'S a headline you don't see every day.  (Follow this link to read the article from which it was taken.)  While the current anti-immigrant, anti-foreign climate in the US is not ideal for these types of proposals, I'm pleased to see that this issue is (still) being discussed. The notion that certain international students … Continue reading “Hillary Clinton promises Green Card to STEM F-1 visa students who graduate with a Master’s/doctoral degree”

California South University: Fraud Alert!

Here's another less-than-stellar California-based institution of higher education.  Note:  "California South University" is not to be confused with "California Southern University", which has institutional accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC/regional) and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC/national). As you can see on the 29.6.16 screenshots below, CSU makes two claims:  1)  … Continue reading California South University: Fraud Alert!

1st Viet Nam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

My staff and I recently organized a Strategic Recruitment Retreat in Phan Thiet for a select group of US higher education colleagues representing four-year institutions, both public and private, and community colleges from seven (7) states. What they have in common is their desire to welcome more Vietnamese students to their campuses and communities. The … Continue reading 1st Viet Nam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

Vietnam Records 11% Increase from 3/15 to 3/16

There are currently 1.18 million F (academic student visa) & M (vocational/nonacademic) students currently studying in the US, an increase of 6.2% from March 2015. Vietnam had the 2nd highest increase in the world at 11.1%, after India (31.1%). There are currently 29,101 Vietnamese studying in the US at all levels, mostly in higher education, … Continue reading Vietnam Records 11% Increase from 3/15 to 3/16

“These Obscure Colleges Sign Up Thousands Of Foreign Students With Little Oversight”

Both Northwestern Polytechnic and Silicon Valley University are accredited, a distinction that allows colleges with many foreign students to avoid the most stringent oversight. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s student visa program depends on the accreditation system: it requires less documentation from accredited schools that want authorization to admit foreign students than it asks of unaccredited … Continue reading “These Obscure Colleges Sign Up Thousands Of Foreign Students With Little Oversight”

June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

I'm pleased to announce that I will lead a Strategic Recruitment Retreat (SRR) in Phan Thiết, Vietnam from 17-19 June for colleagues whose institutions have targeted Vietnam as a high recruitment priority.  The purpose of the retreat is to give them the tools they need in terms of knowledge, insights and strategy in order to … Continue reading June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US

Below is an excerpt from my recent University World News (UWN) article.  Follow this link to read the article in its entirety. MAA There are currently 1.2 million international students studying in the United States, nearly 75% of whom are enrolled in bachelor, masters or doctoral programmes. California, New York and Texas enrol 36% of … Continue reading Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US