Vietnam: An outlier in the coronavirus epidemic and HE?

Photo: iStock (MAA: Note that "South China Sea" is known as the "East Sea" in Viet Nam, for obvious geopolitical reasons.) Here's my latest essay for University World News about COVID-19 and how Viet Nam has dealt with it so far. This is a classic example of "breaking news", which means that writing about it … Continue reading Vietnam: An outlier in the coronavirus epidemic and HE?

Mark Ashwill to Lead 5th Annual Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2020

UPDATE: The NAFSA 2020 annual conference was canceled, for obvious reasons. Capstone Vietnam is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Ashwill, managing director and co-founder, will speak at an unofficial, pre-conference Viet Nam student recruitment seminar to be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in St. Louis, MO. (NOTE: This assumes, of course, that the conference … Continue reading Mark Ashwill to Lead 5th Annual Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2020

Announcing Capstone’s Spring 2020 StudyUSA & Canada Higher Education Fairs

And now a word from our sponsor...  🙂  I'm pleased to announce Capstone's spring 2020 StudyUSA & Canada Higher Education Fairs, which will take place from 21 February to 1 March in Hanoi, Haiphong, Danang, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).  Please click on the ad on the left or the poster below for … Continue reading Announcing Capstone’s Spring 2020 StudyUSA & Canada Higher Education Fairs

“The shift of Vietnamese students to Canada marches on”

Here is my latest essay for University World News.  If you like the teaser below, follow this link to read the article in its entirety.  This is a follow-up to an April 2018 article I wrote entitled Vietnamese students look at the US and head north (editor's title).   I placed a gentleman's bet with myself that … Continue reading “The shift of Vietnamese students to Canada marches on”

EducationUSA Fairs: The Importance of In Country Follow-Up

EducationUSA fairs in Viet Nam and other countries can be a cost-effective way to recruit students.  The location of the fairs and the network of the local EducationUSA office that organizes the events determine who comes, more or less.  As I've written before, sometimes the goals of the US State Department and recruiters diverge.  For … Continue reading EducationUSA Fairs: The Importance of In Country Follow-Up

The Art & Science of Creating Good Videos

Vietnamese get most of their information from online sources, including social media, primarily Facebook.  They also watch a lot of video, 2 hours, 43 minutes a day, to be precise, according to the results of the annual We Are Social and Hootsuite update.  As a result, YouTube ranks 4th among all websites in Viet Nam, … Continue reading The Art & Science of Creating Good Videos

Dr. Mark Ashwill to Lead 3rd Annual Riding the Wave Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2018

Here's an announcement about what has become an annual event at the NAFSA annual conference. If you dislike change, you're going to dislike irrelevance even more. ---Eric Shinseki Capstone Vietnam is pleased to announce that Mark Ashwill, Managing Director and Co-Founder, will speak at an unofficial, pre-conference Viet Nam student recruitment seminar to be held … Continue reading Dr. Mark Ashwill to Lead 3rd Annual Riding the Wave Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2018

Riding the Wave: An Update on Student Recruitment in Vietnam

Below is an announcement about an unofficial pre-NAFSA 2017 annual conference seminar that I'll be leading in Los Angeles.  MAA Riding the Wave: An Update on Student Recruitment in Vietnam A Pre-NAFSA Annual Conference Seminar Co-Sponsored by Cal State, Long Beach, Cal State, Los Angeles, & Study in the USA Date:  Monday, May 29, 2017                                                     … Continue reading Riding the Wave: An Update on Student Recruitment in Vietnam

The 2nd Annual Strategic Recruitment Workshop in Viet Nam: June 2017

Below is some information about a Strategic Recruitment Workshop that I'll be leading next June in Dalat, Viet Nam.  Please follow this link to the Capstone Vietnam website for additional information, including schedule, cost, and online registration. Invitation After a very successful first Strategic Recruitment Workshop last June in Phan Thiet, we have decided to organize … Continue reading The 2nd Annual Strategic Recruitment Workshop in Viet Nam: June 2017

1st Viet Nam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

My staff and I recently organized a Strategic Recruitment Retreat in Phan Thiet for a select group of US higher education colleagues representing four-year institutions, both public and private, and community colleges from seven (7) states. What they have in common is their desire to welcome more Vietnamese students to their campuses and communities. The … Continue reading 1st Viet Nam Strategic Recruitment Retreat