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?
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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”
U.S. Consulate General to host American Abroad conference in mid-JanuaryNguyen Quy The U.S. Consulate General in HCMC is joining hands with Student Exchange Vietnam, an educational organization with a mission to promote student exchange programs for Vietnamese and international youths, to host an American Abroad conference in mid-January in HCMC. The conference, scheduled to take place from 8.30 a.m. on January 16 at the American Center on level 8 of Diamond Plaza in District 1, demonstrates an effort of the U.S. Consulate General to spur educational cooperation between Vietnam and the U.S. as well as provide networking opportunities between U.S. and Vietnamese higher education institutions. The one-day conference with its theme “Campus Internalization” is meant to pave the way for Vietnam to establish relationships with American higher education institutions and woo more American college students to Vietnam in the coming time. There will be scores of discussions at the … [Read more...] about U.S. Consulate General to host American Abroad conference in mid-January
BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States will exchange 30 undergraduate students annually for three weeks of study, tour and cultural activities starting next year, according to China's Ministry of Education on Wednesday. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on the summer exchange program for undergraduates on Tuesday. It aimed at strengthening mutual trust and understanding between young people. The memorandum was based on the "Agreement on Educational Exchange and Cooperation" renewed by the two governments in 2006 and a result of the U.S.-China Education Dialogue held in April. The program is also an important activity to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-American diplomatic ties, and the 30th anniversary of the implementation of the Chinese-American student exchanges and the launch of the Fulbright study program. "What we do is to plant the seeds," said Goli Ameri, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for … [Read more...] about China, U.S. launch undergraduate summer exchange program