2022 SEVIS by the Numbers Report: Vietnam

While the periodic SEVIS updates, sometimes monthly, other times quarterly, contain real-time statistics, the annual reports present cumulative totals. According to the 2022 report (PDF download), the total number of SEVIS records for active F-1 and M-1 students was 1,362,157 in 2022, an increase of 10.1% from 2021 and the largest number since 2019. There … Continue reading 2022 SEVIS by the Numbers Report: Vietnam

Reflections on a Dirty Industry

No, not that industry, which is literally dirty and a major contributor to global climate change. I'm referring to international student recruitment, which is often a figuratively dirty industry. A US higher education colleague who has been around the block a few times recently asked me this question: "At the risk of sounding like a … Continue reading Reflections on a Dirty Industry

Top 10 Overseas Study Destinations for Young Vietnamese

These countries host 90% of all Vietnamese studying abroad, over two-thirds (67%) of whom are in Asian countries. The USA is still the leading English-speaking destination. Vietnam ranks 6th among places of origin. Source: Chào Hanoi S. Korea: 70,212 (2023)  Japan: 37,405 (2022)  USA: 25,198 (2-23) Australia: 21,316 (1-23) Taiwan: 20,000 (2022) Canada: 16,140 (as … Continue reading Top 10 Overseas Study Destinations for Young Vietnamese

Vietnam-Related “Firsts”: A Retrospective

Image courtesy of Scientific Editing I was recently thinking about my Vietnam-related work, which began in earnest in 1996 with the establishment of a short-term study abroad program for US students. (Before Vietnam, my focus - beyond the borders of the US - had been Germany, where I studied, taught, and conducted Ph.D. and US … Continue reading Vietnam-Related “Firsts”: A Retrospective

Mark Ashwill to Lead 6th Annual Vietnam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2023

And now, a word from my employer... 😀 🇻🇳 🐱 Capstone Education/Recruit in Viet Nam is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Ashwill, managing director and co-founder, will speak at an unofficial, pre-conference Vietnam student recruitment seminar from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Viet Nam Recruitment … Continue reading Mark Ashwill to Lead 6th Annual Vietnam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2023

Waste Transformation Through Closed-Loop Farming

This is a guest post by Paul Olivier, a US expat who lives in Dalat. His article Beyond the hype, a dirty side of Da Lat was published in December 2022 by VNExpress International. No More Poverty and No More Pollution Introduction Plants and animals do not appear separately within the natural world. Did you … Continue reading Waste Transformation Through Closed-Loop Farming

Tết: Climax of a Long Holiday Season

Happy Year of the Cat! Below is the English version of my latest essay for VNExpress Kỳ nghỉ siêu dài, published on 22.1.23, Lunar New Year's Day. It's a continuation and elaboration of this 12-21 article for VNExpress International about Christmas as the beginning of a long holiday season in Vietnam. Shalom (שלום), MAA One of … Continue reading Tết: Climax of a Long Holiday Season

More Vietnamese Studying in the USA

Vietnam Still Primarily an Undergraduate Market But with Growing Interest in Graduate Study Here are the latest Vietnam-related stats from the November 2022 SEVIS update. (You can also access these data for other countries using the interactive map.) This is a follow-up to my 31 October 2022 post with information about the September 2022 update. There was … Continue reading More Vietnamese Studying in the USA