Tens of thousands of Vietnamese seeking degrees abroad every year have created a booming industry for service providers. The Vietnamese government is drafting regulations to recognize, for the first time, foreign organizations that provide educational services for students seeking degrees abroad. According to local media reports, the Ministry of Education and Training believed the new legislation will make it easier to manage the booming industry. Many foreign agents offering placement and consultancy services have already thrived in the country, but they are not governed by any rule at the moment. The number of Vietnamese students going abroad has risen dramatically in recent years. As of November 2016, Vietnam had sent over 30,000 students to the U.S., ranking sixth among countries with the most students at American educational institutions, according to the latest U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program report. To put things in perspective, Vietnam has surpassed Japan in … [Read more...] about Vietnam draws up rules for foreign education agents as students flock overseas
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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc left Hanoi Sunday night for a three-day visit in the United States, his first as the head of the government, to further boost relationship with one of the country's top trading partners, the Vietnam News Agency reported. The official visit from May 29-31 will also be the first time a Vietnamese senior leader will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. Following Trump’s official invitation last month, Phuc's visit aims to further Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, integration and diversification of foreign relations, the report said. He will be accompanied by Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Minister of Public Security To Lam, Minister of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong. Hanoi has invited Trump to attend the APEC Summit in Da Nang in November this … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s prime minister starts first US visit
The number of Vietnamese students in American schools has risen steadily over the years, topping 30,000 in November. As of November, Vietnam had sent over 30,000 students to the U.S., ranking sixth among countries with the most students at American educational institutions, according to the latest U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program report. The country continued to distance itself from other Southeast Asian peers to be the top source of students in the region for the U.S. Some Vietnamese parents as well as students interested in studying the U.S. have raised their concerns over the possible impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s policies on international students. Trump has said strict policies on immigrants are directed toward illegal immigrants and will not affect students. When foreigners attend our great colleges & want to stay in the U.S., they should not be thrown out of our country. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2015 Commenting … [Read more...] about Welcome to the US, Vietnamese students
Ted Osius says the U.S. will continue treating Vietnam as an important partner and there will be no protectionism. The U.S. will further boost trade ties with Vietnam as part of bilateral cooperation which also include investment and education even when its new administration has rejected the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, the U.S. ambassador has said. U.S. exports to Vietnam notch up the fastest growth among all trading partners and Washington will not ignore Hanoi in trade relations, Ambassador Ted Osius was quoted by VietnamPlus as telling Vietnam’s government leaders at the American Chamber of Commerce Gala, which took place last weekend in Hanoi. He expressed regrets that the TPP, now left with 11 member states including Australia, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam, was not supported by U.S. President Donald Trump. But Osius reaffirmed that the U..S would not adopt trade protectionism, the report said. He said along with trade, investment and education are mutual … [Read more...] about US to further trade bond with Vietnam despite TPP hiccup – ambassador
As of March 2017, Vietnam had sent nearly 31,000 students to the U.S., ranking fifth among the countries with the most students at American educational institutions, according to the latest U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program report. To put things into perspective, Vietnam ranks higher than Canada and Japan when it comes to total enrollment. Vietnam continues to distance itself from its Southeast Asian peers by being the top source of students from the region for the U.S. Even the election of President Trump hasn't managed to deter Vietnamese people's positive view of the U.S. Their favorable view of the United States has actually increased from 78 to 84 percent over the past year. Here are some of the striking numbers: > Vietnam's average annual income in 2016: $2,200 (World Bank) > Vietnamese parents spend 47 percent of total household income on their child's education (HSBC) > Average annual cost of university tuition fees and living expenses … [Read more...] about Is US university education worth all the investment?