US Student Visa Issuances Up in May-July 2019 Over 2018

As US international student recruiters know all too well, these are tough times for most institutions for a variety of social, political, and economic reasons.  Viet Nam, however, remains a bright spot on the recruitment horizon.  As of March 2019, there were 30,684 young Vietnamese studying in the US at all levels, most in higher … Continue reading US Student Visa Issuances Up in May-July 2019 Over 2018

Of “Summer” & Concentration Camps

The drawing on the left was done by a child held at a what is euphemistically called "a summer camp" (detention center) in the U.S.  I see a cage. The physical impediment that keeps her prisoner.  The drawing on the right was also created by a child.  Except this child's drawing was made while being held … Continue reading Of “Summer” & Concentration Camps

Another Make-Work Job for ICE

Set thine house in order... 2 Kings 20: 1 It's as if the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has nothing better to do than to create yet another faux university to entrap more people like so many flies to honey.  Enter the University of Farmington in … Continue reading Another Make-Work Job for ICE

Fake News: “Australia ‘first choice’ for overseas Vietnamese students”

This is presumably an editor's mistake.  Fact-checking is important and really easy these days.  Is Australia the world's leading host of Vietnamese students, meaning their "first choice"?   As of 10-18, there were 23,803 young Vietnamese studying in Australia at all levels out of a total of 673,296 international students, according to the Australia's Department of Education and … Continue reading Fake News: “Australia ‘first choice’ for overseas Vietnamese students”

Viet Nam Once Again Ranks 5th in US International Student Enrollment

According to the August 2018 SEVIS by the Numbers update, Viet Nam once again ranks 5th among places of origin with 29,788 active students at all levels and in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, inching past Canada, which had displaced it in June 2018.  (One always has to take summer statistics with a grain … Continue reading Viet Nam Once Again Ranks 5th in US International Student Enrollment