Below are some excerpts from this World Education Services (WES) follow-up study to a 2012 research report that identifies key emerging markets for international student recruitment through 2018 and seeks to inform higher education institutions’ strategic planning by giving them a deeper understanding of future international student recruitment markets. This report addresses two main questions: … Continue reading Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment
The USA & Australia Trade Places – Again!
As of February 2015, the United States is once again the world's leading host of Vietnamese students. Using the SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly update, which includes both secondary and postsecondary data, there are about 26,000 Vietnamese studying in the US, rounded up by 18 students. Since the Australian figures below encompass all sectors of … Continue reading The USA & Australia Trade Places – Again!
US International Student “Market Share” Steadily Eroding
According to the 2014 Open Doors report, released by the Institute of International Education, there are 886,052 international students in the US, which makes it the world's leading host. (There are now a total of 1.13 million F & M students studying in the US, according to the 2/15 SEVIS quarterly update. That includes all … Continue reading US International Student “Market Share” Steadily Eroding
2014 Update on B Visa Adjusted Refusal Rate in Vietnam (Psst! It’s Now Under 15%!)
What is an adjusted refusal rate (ARR)? So that your head doesn't end up spinning, here's the short version. An applicant is counted only once and is assigned the status in which s/he ended the year, issued or refused, regardless if previous applications were refused. Simple, right? The formula is as follows: ARR equals: [refusals … Continue reading 2014 Update on B Visa Adjusted Refusal Rate in Vietnam (Psst! It’s Now Under 15%!)
Du học Mỹ chọn sao cho đúng và trúng?
Below is an excerpt from a 20.4.15 Thanh Niên Online article about the dramatic increase in the number of Vietnamese students in the US at the postsecondary and secondary levels, as reported in this 1 April 2015 post, entitled Vietnam Now Ranks 7th Among All Sending Countries (!). VN hiện đang xếp thứ bảy trong … Continue reading Du học Mỹ chọn sao cho đúng và trúng?
Vietnam Now Ranks 7th Among All Sending Countries (!)
According to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly update from February 2015, a real-time data snapshot of international enrollment in the US, including secondary and postsecondary levels, Vietnam now ranks 7th among all places of origin with 25,982 students, surpassing Taiwan (23,503) and nipping at the heels of Japan (26,187). If the current trend … Continue reading Vietnam Now Ranks 7th Among All Sending Countries (!)
Financial Document Fraud & Visa Applications
Trust, but verify. (Russian proverb: doveryai, no proveryai; Доверяй, но проверяй) Documents that have been in the hands of students are generally not considered official. World Education Services (WES), a US-based credentials evaluation service Yes, dear reader, this practice, which is not unique to Vietnam, continues unabated. Why? Because it works in the vast majority … Continue reading Financial Document Fraud & Visa Applications
Of US-Based Visa Mills, Diploma Mills & Other Rogue Providers
Government watchdogs say the recent visa fraud cases have exposed gaps in ICE's oversight of schools that admit foreign students - a problem the agency says is being corrected. And experts say the scams hurt the reputation of the U.S. higher education system, which currently enrolls about 900,000 foreign students. "Fake Colleges Attract Attention From … Continue reading Of US-Based Visa Mills, Diploma Mills & Other Rogue Providers
Student Visa Counseling Services
There’s a new consulting kid on the block. The announcement below, which recently appeared in my inbox, is from a US-based company (I'll call it "Student Visa Company") that is looking for education agents in Vietnam and elsewhere to refer students to their visa counseling service. Visa Problems? A Former Vice-Consul is Here to Help … Continue reading Student Visa Counseling Services
The Student (F-1) Visa As a One-Way Ticket (To Emigration)
Let's face it - some international students are using the F-1 as a relatively easy way to emigrate. This is one of the reasons why the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is classified as a high fraud post, in addition to issues with the Fiancé(e) (K-1) visa. In other words, said … Continue reading The Student (F-1) Visa As a One-Way Ticket (To Emigration)
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