Open Doors 2015: More Double-Digit Increases for Vietnam!

Yes, dear readers, it's that time of year again - time for Open Doors 2015!  For the uninitiated - the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is an annual international academic mobility report published by the Institute of International Education with a grant from the US State Department. Below is a list of top … Continue reading Open Doors 2015: More Double-Digit Increases for Vietnam!

Capstone Vietnam is 2015 VietAbroader Conference Event Sponsor

My employer, Capstone Vietnam is the event sponsor of the 2015 VietAbroader Conferences, which will be held - for the first time ever - in seven (7) cities representing all three regions of Vietnam.  These include Can Tho, Danang, Haiphong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Hue and Nghe An. While VietAbroader (VA), Vietnam’s premier … Continue reading Capstone Vietnam is 2015 VietAbroader Conference Event Sponsor

Intensive English Programs: Southeast Asia & Vietnam

US higher education colleagues who offer intensive English programs (IEPs) often ask me about the demand for ESL training among Vietnamese students. Vietnam was once the #1 sending country in SE Asia because of the tremendous need for remedial English training for many students.  For example, in 2008 16.85% of all Vietnamese students in the … Continue reading Intensive English Programs: Southeast Asia & Vietnam

“What International Students Think About U.S. Higher Education” (Revisited)

Attitudes and Perceptions of Prospective Students From Around the World (2015) New edition, revised and expanded According to the website announcement, this revised and expanded Institute of International Education (IIE) report examines the attitudes and perceptions that international students who are considering studying in the United States have of U.S. higher education and other key … Continue reading “What International Students Think About U.S. Higher Education” (Revisited)

Record # of Visas Issued to US-Bound VN Students in FY14

In fiscal year (FY) 2014, US Mission Vietnam, i.e., the Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, issued a record 14,822 student (F-1) visas to Vietnamese students, according to the US State Department's annual report (204 KB PDF download). This is the largest ever one-year numerical increase for Vietnam while … Continue reading Record # of Visas Issued to US-Bound VN Students in FY14

International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

I'm looking forward to participating in a general session of interest to colleagues involved in international student recruitment entitled International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn't Fit All. This session is part of the Practitioner Toolbox Track. Session Description:  With the demographic downturn in the United States and increased competition for international students, growing … Continue reading International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

The First Study in the USA Blogger & Vlogger Contest

Made in Vietnam, Study in the USA Study in the USA, a famous Seattle, Washington-based company, which began with the simple mission of providing helpful information about U.S. colleges and universities to international students and connecting them with reputable programs in the USA, is looking for its very first Study in the USA Blogger/Vlogger in … Continue reading The First Study in the USA Blogger & Vlogger Contest

Vietnam’s Stock Continues to Rise…

 in the World of U.S. International Student Recruitment Let me begin with the end of an article I wrote for the NAFSA International Enrollment Management (IEM) e-newsletter.  If you're interested in reading the piece in its entirety, follow this link. A Look Ahead Vietnam is a country on the move. Daunting obstacles have been overcome … Continue reading Vietnam’s Stock Continues to Rise…