dscn1596California ETEC announces an exciting Spring recruitment tour that will include the following stops:

March 20-21, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- US Consular Briefing, Agent Matchmaking Reception, Visit to AIU to explore in-country delivery partnerships
March 22-23, Yangon, Myanmar- U.S. Consular Briefing, Exclusive U.S. Study Fair, School Mini-Fair and Study Agent Matchmaking Reception
March 25 HCMC, Vietnam-U.S. Consular Briefing, Exclusive U.S. Study Fair


For further event information, school testimonials and registration details contact- info@vetecusa.com or call Mark Matsumoto, Tel-714-624-7001

Fall 2016 Event Recap

VETEC hosted a U.S.Study Fair for a delegation of 12 U.S.high schools, colleges and university in HCMC, Vietnam on October 22nd. The event drew a standing room only crowd of highly qualified Vietnamese students and parents. The event was kicked off by a briefing from the U.S. Consular Section offering insights and tips to obtain a U.S. Study Visa. The participating schools acknowledged the strong interest from the large crowd and expectation to see increased Vietnamese student numbers in Fall 2017.



California ETEC and our affiliated office in Vietnam, VETEC, received Congressional Recognition for the organization’s recent designation as one of the 23 Presidential ‘E Star’ Award Winners in the United States.  The Honorable Representative Ms. Mimi Walters, California District 45, noted, “California ETEC’s impressive increase in the volume of exports over the past four years is a testament to the integrity of your international education services.”

Congressional Citation- CA ETEC


California ETEC Receives Presidential “E Star” Award for Export Service


Irvine, California –  California ETEC was awarded the President’s  “E Star” Award for Export Service by U.S.  Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. on May 16th, 2016.

The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. California ETEC has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion, promoting U.S. Education services throughout Asia.

Secretary of Commerce Pritzker noted, “The organization’s expansion of programs to reach international students in Thailand, China, Vietnam and Burma were particularly notable.”

Since 2006, California ETEC has provided a platform for U.S. education and training providers to recruit international students and deliver education programs throughout Asia and the Middle East.  California ETEC maintains overseas recruitment offices in Beijing, China and HCMC, Vietnam, two of the six largest host countries for international students.

“The recruitment of international students to California and U.S. campuses has been our exclusive focus the past 10 years, and we are honored to receive the “E Star” Award,” said Mark Matsumoto, California ETEC, President and CEO.

The export of education services generates more than $31 billion dollars in exports for the U.S.  and contributes nearly $5 billion dollars to the local economy in California. Moreover, revenues from international student tuition and overseas program delivery are increasingly counted upon to make up for shortfalls in public and private education funding in the United States.

California ETEC provides an array services for education providers to expand their international student recruitment or develop new international linkages. The organization has recently launched a comprehensive program to support secondary education providers to begin or expand international recruitment.   California ETEC’s College Pathway Program(CPP) is a low-risk program designed to  assist fledging international student programs blossom at rural and small cities.

California ETEC demonstrated a substantial increase in the volume of exports over the past four-year period, a major criteria for the award.

For more information about California ETEC, visit,  www.californiaetec.com

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit,



California ETEC hosted a week long recruitment tour with stops in Bangkok, Thailand, Yangon, Myanmar, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,  March 14-19th.  These recents events proved to be highly productive and indicate strong opportunities for near-term recruitment success in each country. 

A brief recap of Spring events can be downloaded below-

California ETEC Spring Event Recap_3_28_16_2

VETEC-U.S. Education Center welcomed a motivated group of students and parents on June 11th to hear about study opportunities at San Jose City College(SJCC).   SJCC International Student Program Director,  Dorian Tran,  provided a very informative briefing and answered a number of questions related to study options at SJCC including the International Transfer Agreement Guarantee or ITAG,  popular study majors and available student services.

VETEC and SJCC will soon be announcing a special scholarship available for qualified students who apply for Spring 2015 or Fall 2015 intakes.

The latest SEVP report released on May 7th shows that 20, 832 Vietnamese were studying in the U.S, up 4% since January 2014.    Secondary student and undergraduate placements are pacing this new growth.

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