ITA Report with a Vietnam “Case Study”: Useful but Not 100% Accurate

Global competition for international students is rising quickly, especially among English-speaking countries and countries increasing their English-language course offerings. Although U.S. institutions still host the largest percentage of internationally mobile students, this share is eroding as competition increases. This report assesses global market opportunities for U.S. colleges and universities, providing guidance for U.S. institutions interested … Continue reading ITA Report with a Vietnam “Case Study”: Useful but Not 100% Accurate

USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

Ranks 6th Among All Sending Countries As I predicted earlier this year, Vietnam has surpassed Japan in total enrollment in the US, most of it in higher education.  It recorded an astounding 18.9% increase from July 2015, the third highest after India (20.7%) and China (19.4%), according to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly … Continue reading USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

Mapping SEVIS By the Numbers

This interactive map would be a great resource if it were accurate.  According to the August 2015 SEVIS by the Numbers update, there were 24,288 Vietnamese students in the US at all levels, i.e., secondary and postsecondary, but mainly the latter.  I seriously doubt that the number plummeted to 11,378 active students in one month. … Continue reading Mapping SEVIS By the Numbers

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