VETEC hosted a U.S. Study Fair on November 2nd that included participation from 8 U.S. schools coming from California, Illinois, Missouri and Washington State.   The fair drew a strong turnout with more than 150 students and parents attending the four hour event.   The participating schools were very pleased with the quality of the student attendees and expect that a number of the students they met with will apply for admission as early as Spring 2014.   VETEC plans to build on the momentum of the VETEC Student Fair and other Fall promotion activities  by hosting a set of high-impact marketing events in Spring 2014.    U.S. schools are encouraged to consider participating in the March events planned in Can Tho and HCMC to begin or jump starting recruitment efforts in Vietnam.

 

 

The 2013 Open Doors Report underscores the importance of Vietnam as a host market for international students in the U.S.    Vietnam remains the 8th largest host market and one of the few markets in Asia showing continued growth- from 15, 572 in 2011/2012 to 16,098 in 2012/2013.     Vietnam is also the 3rd largest host market for community college students, nearly 9% of all associate degree students hail from Vietnam.

ank Place of Origin 2011/12 2012/13 2012/13 % of Total % Change
WORLD TOTAL 764,495 819,644 100.0 7.2
1 China 194,029 235,597 28.7 21.4
2 India 100,270 96,754 11.8 -3.5
3 South Korea 72,295 70,627 8.6 -2.3
4 Saudi Arabia 34,139 44,566 5.4 30.5
5 Canada 26,821 27,357 3.3 2.0
6 Taiwan 23,250 21,867 2.7 -5.9
7 Japan 19,966 19,568 2.4 -2.0
8 Vietnam 15,572 16,098 2.0 3.4
9 Mexico 13,893 14,199 1.7 2.2