There is something to say about the academic achievements of Nguyen Tien Thanh, an 18-year-old student from Hanoi. He has won a US$300,000 scholarship to Duke University, scored 2380/2400 on his SAT test, and claimed the top prize of a College Board-backed international writing contest. There is something to say about the academic achievements of Nguyen Tien Thanh, an 18-year-old student from Hanoi. He has won a US$300,000 scholarship to Duke University, scored 2380/2400 on his SAT test, and claimed the top prize of a College Board-backed international writing contest. Winning the Writing Prize, the second annual award offered by The Atlantic magazine and College Board – the not-for-profit organization that owns the SAT – has put Thanh in the media spotlight both internationally and nationally over the weekend. The student who recently graduated from the prestigious Hanoi-Amsterdam High School was officially announced the winner of the contest back in May, but the news … [Read more...] about Meet the Vietnamese winner of The Atlantic and College Board Writing Prize
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(CPV) - The United World Colleges National Committee in Vietnam (UWC Vietnam) invites high school students to apply for the 2017 Entry to the United World Colleges (UWC) scholarship program. There are 10 offers up to 100% of the costs of tuition and board from UWCs all around the world. For the 2017 entry, UWC Vietnam continues to use the online application registration system, with an earlier timeline. UWC Vietnam will select applicants based on their merits and nominate selected students to UWCs based on their financial needs. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. List of UWCs that offer placements to Vietnam: UWC Dilijan (Armenia), UWC Pearson College (Canada), UWC Changshu (China), UWC Costa Rica, UWC Robert Bosch College (Germany), UWC Mahindra College, India (2 placements), UWC South East Asia (Singapore), UWC Thailand, UWC USA; and UWC Waterford Kamhlaba (Swaziland). Applicants to this scholarship program must meet all three following conditions: … [Read more...] about 10 offers from 2017 United World Colleges (UWC) scholarship program
The advertisements were tailored for Chinese college students far from home, struggling with the English language and an unfamiliar culture. Coaching services peppered the students with emails and chat messages in Chinese, offering to help foreign students at U.S. colleges do much of the work necessary for a university degree. The companies would author essays for clients. Handle their homework. Even take their exams. All for about a $1,000 a course. For dozens of Chinese nationals at the University of Iowa, the offers proved irresistible. “Test-taking services. Paper-writing. Take Online Courses for you,” says the social-messaging profile of one Chinese coaching outfit used by Iowa students, UI International Student Services. A pitch emailed by another business ended with this reassuring claim: “Your friends are all using us.” Today, the University of Iowa, one of the largest state universities in the American Midwest, says it is investigating at least 30 … [Read more...] about How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges
Hanoi Times - Nguyen Thi Minh, 45, did not know her son Dat, 15, was addicted to online games until he was expelled from school for truancy. "He was an excellent student from grade one to grade eight," says the resident of Vinh's Himg Loc Ward in central Nghe An Province. "It was only when his teacher asked me to come and discuss his study that I learned that he had been dropping classes to spend most of his time playing online games," she says. The youngster had started to ask for more money - ostensibly for extra classes - when an Internet shop opened near their residence, three years ago. His mother never suspected his wayward activity because the boy always left for school on time and arrive home punctually. "I didn't know that he often missed classes to play online games at the Internet shop," she says. But after expulsion, Dat became even worse. He sold his bicycle, watch and every other thing of value to spend all his time with friends at … [Read more...] about Online gaming: a new family threat?
Egame seeks funding for online game upgrade Van Oanh By Van Oanh - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI – Online Education Game Joint Stock Company (Egame) is looking for funds to upgrade its online education game Chinh phuc Vu mon (Conquer the Dragon Gate), which was launched more than a year ago. Nguyen Hong Thuy, general director of Egame, said the company started developing the game in 2008. In April 2012, Chinh phuc Vu mon was launched into the market and so far, Egame has spent US$2 million on the game. “From now to 2014, Egame will further invest in this game. The investment costs around US$10 million and the company is seeking finances,” said Thuy. Chinh phuc Vu mon targets students as there are currently 20 million college students and 17 million primary and high school students in Vietnam. “This market is full of potentials, but it requires long-term strategies because it takes 5-7 years for an online game to start generating revenue,” said Thuy. … [Read more...] about Egame seeks funding for online game upgrade