The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is the sixth leading place of origin for international students studying in the US.
Forty-six US universities and colleges on October 11 took part in an education fair in Hanoi to offer accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in the Business and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields to Vietnamese students.
The annual event, organized by EducationUSA, brought together more than 800 students, parents and working people with representatives from these US universities, who provided accurate and up-to-date information about degree programs, career perspectives, scholarships, and financial aid for international students.
Opening the fair, Deputy Chief of Mission Caryn R. McClelland praised Vietnamese students in American colleges and universities who “are among the best prepared and the most motivated” international students in US universities.
“It could not be a better time to be studying in the Business or STEM fields. The world is experiencing social, cultural, economic, environmental, and technological changes at a breathtaking pace,” the diplomat added.
US Deputy Chief of Mission Caryn R. McClelland delivered opening remarks at the fair. Photo: US Embassy
At the fair, a Consular Officer from the US Embassy also provided updated information on student visas and optional practical training programs for international students.
The US remains one of the top destinations for Vietnamese students. According to the Open Doors Report issued by the International Institute of Education (IIE), the US welcomes nearly 28,000 Vietnamese students among over one million international students on American campuses. Vietnam is the sixth leading place of origin for international students studying in the North American country.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of over 425 advising centers in more than 175 countries. EducationUSA Advisors provide Vietnamese students and parents with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited US colleges and universities. All services are free.