I've always found it ironic that a certain percentage of emails sent from Viet Nam to other countries end up in colleagues' SPAM folders because of the security settings of their institutions' servers. The irony lies in the fact that Viet Nam does not rank among the top 10 "worst enabling Spam countries" in the … Continue reading Of SPAM, Viet Nam, & the World
The Vietnamese government, i.e., the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), has become increasingly sophisticated regarding the establishment of foreign campuses in Viet Nam. Reprinted below is an English translation of the text of Decree 99, courtesy of Tilleke & Gibbins, which will take effect next month. Shalom (שלום), MAA On December 30, 2019, the government … Continue reading Decree 99 Provides Guidance on Higher Education in Vietnam
In the spirit of digital minimalism, my presence on social media is limited. In addition to LinkedIn, which I visit occasionally to mine the occasional nugget of gold in the midst of a vast expanse of ore, I have a Facebook account for my work (sorry, no pics of my latest restaurant meal!) and this … Continue reading The New & Improved IEVN Blog
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I was interviewed for this 31.12.19 VNExpress International article by Quy Nguyen about some challenges facing the tourism industry in Viet Nam. Below is the entire interview. The phrase "bad rap" indicates that the reputation is undeserved when, in fact, these are all legitimate and, in some cases, critical issues. As an expat living in … Continue reading "Bad rap haunts Vietnam despite tourism boom"
Dear Friends, Colleagues, & Followers, The title of this post has a mostly positive connotation. Yes, these are challenging times in the fields of international education in general and international student recruitment in particular, for some countries more than others because of sociopolitical changes. The good news is that there is still tremendous interest in … Continue reading 2019: A Year to Remember
While checking out my LinkedIn account recently, I stumbled upon a video produced by British American Tobacco (BAT). It was about a trip to London for 140 employees from more than 40 countries, including Viet Nam. Keep in mind that this is a country in which nearly 50% of all men smoke and growing numbers … Continue reading British American Tobacco (BAT) Academy