“Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies”

It starts with the student visa process, which is one component of a broken immigration system.  At the end of the day, the only issues that really matter are: 1) ability to pay; and 2) whether or not the applicant is a terrorist. The first question in the holy trinity of the vetting process - … Continue reading “Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies”

“These Obscure Colleges Sign Up Thousands Of Foreign Students With Little Oversight”

Both Northwestern Polytechnic and Silicon Valley University are accredited, a distinction that allows colleges with many foreign students to avoid the most stringent oversight. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s student visa program depends on the accreditation system: it requires less documentation from accredited schools that want authorization to admit foreign students than it asks of unaccredited … Continue reading “These Obscure Colleges Sign Up Thousands Of Foreign Students With Little Oversight”

June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

I'm pleased to announce that I will lead a Strategic Recruitment Retreat (SRR) in Phan Thiết, Vietnam from 17-19 June for colleagues whose institutions have targeted Vietnam as a high recruitment priority.  The purpose of the retreat is to give them the tools they need in terms of knowledge, insights and strategy in order to … Continue reading June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

Ranks 6th Among All Sending Countries As I predicted earlier this year, Vietnam has surpassed Japan in total enrollment in the US, most of it in higher education.  It recorded an astounding 18.9% increase from July 2015, the third highest after India (20.7%) and China (19.4%), according to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly … Continue reading USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

“Ten sure ways countries can turn away international students”

Here's another one: #11 - High Visa Denial Rate + No Accountability = Many students choose a 2nd choice country, which represents a loss, including that of a financial nature, to the admitting institution and original host country. The pursuit of global mobility in a world divided up into nations invokes a fundamental dilemma. Free … Continue reading “Ten sure ways countries can turn away international students”

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Excerpt from The New Colossus, a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus, 1883 It's rare that I write a post … Continue reading Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…

“As Sestak scandal draws to close, US government gives up on millions”

Living up to one word in the subtitle of this venerable blog, here's some more intrigue for you.  Below are some of the "money paragraphs" from this update.  My guess is the fat lady hasn't sung yet on this bizarre case.  Follow this link to read the entire article.  It's not show me the money, … Continue reading “As Sestak scandal draws to close, US government gives up on millions”