Here's an update on the Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV), which is being built on the solid and well-respected foundation of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP), a partnership established in 1994 - the year the decades long economic embargo was lifted and a year before the normalization of diplomatic relations - by the Harvard Kennedy … Continue reading Vietnam-Fulbright University (of Vietnam)?
I had the privilege of being an invited speaker at yesterday's First Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum in Hanoi. During the morning plenary session, one speaker referred to the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) as a US government program. I took the liberty of pointing out to the assembled throng that it is, in fact, a scholarship-for-debt … Continue reading Follow the Money: VEF Funding Revisited
This is a recent search engine term that brought some unsuspecting netizen to my blog. It reminded me of a recent conversation with a young Vietnamese who was a Fulbrighter a couple of years ago. He insisted that Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) funding was from the U.S. government because that's what a VEF official told … Continue reading Interesting Facts About the Vietnam Education Foundation
This is the matter-of-fact title of a new book written by Trần Ngọc Thịnh, who earned a Master’s degree in 2011 from the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri with the support of a Fulbright scholarship. Du học không khó is a unique A-Z Vietnamese language resource that's chock-full of … Continue reading Du học không khó (Study Abroad is Not Difficult)
The sad reality in the field of international educational exchange is that most attempts at developing mutually beneficial academic partnerships wither on the vine once the MOU is signed, the last toast made and the visitors head home. When looking at a list of international partnerships, the question is always which ones are active and … Continue reading US University Opts for Precision Matchmaking
The US Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) have officially announced the Fourth Annual Education Conference to be held April 9, 2011 in Hanoi. The purpose of this conference is to bring together American and Vietnamese universities, colleges, companies and NGOs active in higher education in Vietnam to discuss how to increase … Continue reading 4th Annual Education Conference: Cementing Cooperation & Overcoming Obstacles to U.S.-Vietnam Education Partnerships
In the past week the most frequently viewed posts on An International Educator in Vietnam are related to Wikileaks, the next US Ambassador to Vietnam (i.e., David Shear), US-Vietnam educational exchange and the College of Charleston. This is what I see in the "site stats" section of my blog: Top Searches wikileaks vietnam, college of … Continue reading And the Top Five Are…