International Education Week (IEW) is in its 11th year of promoting educational exchanges, mutual understanding and respect around the world. IEW, held the third week of November each year, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that allows people to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. First held in 2000, IEW is being celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. "Each year more than 600,000 international students, including over 13,000 from Vietnam, choose to study in the United States," noted U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Michalak at the opening of the U.S. Embassy's EducationUSA Advising Center, which provides free and unbiased information about studying in the U.S. to the Vietnamese public. "I have worked very hard over the past three years to help form lasting education bonds between Vietnam and the U.S." Since 1995, the U.S. Government has provided nearly 1,000 degree and non-degree … [Read more...] about U.S. Embassy hosting free events for International Education Week
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A question framed during a session of the Vietnamese National Assembly early this month has drawn attention to the fact that many local students do not like to return home after studying abroad. At the session on November 2 discussing the country’s socioeconomic situation in 2015 and making plans for 2016, deputy Nguyen Ngoc Hoa from Ho Chi Minh City gave the example of Vietnam failing to use talents, repeating the story that only one of the 13 winners of the past "Road to Mt. Olympia’s Peak" quiz shows have come back to Vietnam for work after graduating from universities in Australia. They studied in that country on scholarships granted by the sponsor of the annual show, which was first held in 1999. "Why do 12 out of 13 of them refuse to return home?" Hoa wondered. Last year, a heated debate erupted among many Vietnamese people over the choice of the winners to stay in Australia instead of returning to Vietnam after finishing their studies. The competition is … [Read more...] about Why do Vietnamese students refuse to return home after studying abroad?
You are reading a diary entry which is written in Vietnamese by Mary Mount, an American student, who came to Vietnam through the CET Academic Programs in Spring 2009. In this piece of writing, she is sharing with us her interesting experiences of tourism, shopping, learning how to make pottery, and Vietnamese meals, as well as a future return to the country. CET Academic Programs is a U.S.-based study abroad organization that offers training courses in different countries, including Vietnam. Du lịch Khi đi du lịch ở Việt Nam, tôi thấy thành phố tôi thích nhất ở miền Trung là Huế. Tôi yêu (1) buổi biểu diễn trên (2) thuyền rồng trên sông Hương. Em nghĩ (3*) Huế đẹp nhất ở tỉnh Quảng Bình bởi vì đi thuyền trên sông Sơn đến Phong Nha Kẻ Bàng rất đẹp. (4) Phong cảnh sống ở đó thấy (5) yên bình với (6) trâu bơi trong nước và (7) con nít chạy và cười trên bờ sông. Điều đó (8) không thể nào quên được! Mua sắm Hơn nữa, từ lâu tôi tới đây, tôi đã mua nhiều quần áo và mua đồ rẻ hơn. Tôi phải … [Read more...] about An American student’s Vietnamese language diary entry
HONG KONG - Chinese students form the largest overseas group at U.S. universities and their numbers are rising as families spend a fortune in the quest for an American education to pry open the door to career and social success. "We don't know if it's right or wrong," said Zhao, a mother from the capital, Beijing, who wanted to be identified only by her surname. "We just feel it's better to get an education in the United States than in China." The stress to get into university in China is severe but tighter job prospects for hordes of graduates are also causing anxiety as the world's second-largest economy slows. Nearly 7 million Chinese graduated from university this year - a new record and a jump of 190,000 from last year. This has stepped up employment pressure, education authorities say. To pursue his dream of going to a U.S. university, Li Shiyuan, 17, quit high school in May. His parents had given him three options - stay in his home province of Shandong, where the … [Read more...] about Chinese students flock to U.S. exams to chase college dreams
U.S. newspaper confirms "Spratlys and Paracels belong to Vietnam" VietNamNet Bridge – The American Journal “Christian Science Monitor” recently published an article on the collection of maps proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands of a Vietnamese American, Mr. Tran Dinh Thang. The East Sea disputes Mr. Tran Dinh Thang. This is the first article in the U.S. that has the statement "Paracel and Spratly Islands belong to Vietnam" though it was personally made by Thang.Thang has collected 150 maps and three Chinese ancient atlases, which indicate that the Paracels and the Spratlys were never a part of China.Below is the article of Mai Ngoc Chau, who is studying M.A of Journalism in Boston about Thang. Obligation to keep the country In 1995 Tran Dinh Thang invited Prof. Tran Van Khe, an expert on traditional Vietnamese music to give a talk at the University of Connecticut (UConn). That summer, the distinguished professor, who taught … [Read more...] about U.S. newspaper confirms “Spratlys and Paracels belong to Vietnam”