November 16, 2016-  Open Doors released their annual report of International Student Enrollment in the U.S. and Vietnam was highlighted as one of the important growth markets.

Vietnam’s importance as a top place of origin for international students was evident in the latest Open Doors Report.    Vietnam is the #9 host market for international students in the U.S,  growing from 16, 579 in 2013/2014 to 18, ,722 in 2014/2015 for a percent change of 12.9 percent.   More importantly,  Vietnam is a clear number three host market for Community College students and poised to overtake Korea as the 2nd largest source for Associates Students in the coming year.      Vietnam sent 8.4% of all community college students to the U.S. in 2014/2015.

Thailand maintained its position as a Top 25 place of origin for International students and was the 17th largest source for Community College students in the U.S.

For further details,  please visit  ( Fast Facts 2015).

* Open Doors compiles self-reported data from U.S. Higher Education and does include secondary students and many other student classes in their aggregate numbers. *


California ETEC is pleased to announce  a 3 country, 1 week recruitment tour focused on established and emerging markets in S.E. Asia.   The three country tour includes stops in Bangkok, Thailand,  Yangon, Myanmar and HCMC, Vietnam. March 14-19th.  VETEC established an in-country presence in Vietnam with the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2012 and has been facilitating recruitment in Vietnam and Thailand for more than a decade.    At the request of CA ETEC’s school partners,  Myanmar was added as a recruitment stop.

Events include visits to leading public and private high schools,  exclusive U.S. Study Fair(Vietnam),  U.S. Visa briefings and optional study agent networking matchmaking.

To Register-   Contact  California ETEC  co/ or

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