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U.S. Consulate hosts conference on educational cooperation
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U.S. Consulate hosts conference on educational cooperation

Hoang Phong

Invited guests listen to a presentation delivered by Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuong, country director of ASU Representative Offi ce in Vietnam, at the American Abroad conference in HCMC’s District 1 - PHOTO: HOANG PHONG

The U.S. Consulate General in HCMC on January 16 joined forces 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 at the American Center on level 8 of Diamond Plaza in District 1.

The one-day conference with its theme “Campus Internalization” was meant to pave the way for Vietnam to establish relationships with American higher education institutions and spur educational cooperation between the two nations.

Speaking at the launch of the conference on the morning of January 16, U.S. Consul General Mary Tarnowka said the U.S. Consulate General in HCMC hopes that the conference will help offer opportunities for American students to study in Vietnam, and to improve the growing and fruitful ties between the U.S. and Vietnam through educational cooperation. 

Several leading experts from local prestigious universities took the occasion to deliver presentations on future partnership between American and Vietnamese institutions and where Vietnam is on the international education map while some speakers from American universities   shared information on the trends of going abroad among American students and successful cooperation programs between the two nations.

The year 2017 saw fruitful educational cooperation between the two countries as Vietnam welcomed 1,012 students from the U.S. during the 2016-2017 academic year, a pickup of 9.8% over the previous school year, according to the annual Open Doors report released by the U.S.-based Institute of International Education.

The data also revealed that Vietnam is becoming a more popular destination for American students, as it holds the second position in the Southeast Asian region in terms of the number of American students coming for further education.

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