Universities discuss how to attract more US students

Representatives of 32 Vietnamese universities attended a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City Tuesday to discuss solutions to attract students from the US, home to many of the world's top schools, writes Minh Nga for VnExpress.

Dinh Kim Phung, deputy head of the external and public relations office at the International University at Vietnam National University, HCMC, said the school has not been able to attract as many American students as their peers in Singapore and Thailand.

Do Huu Nguyen Loc, vice-principal of HCMC University of Economics and Finance, said it is now a trend to “internationalise” campuses among Vietnamese schools and higher institutions to serve the demand of Vietnamese parents and students, and to build up the image of the schools themselves. “Vietnamese educational institutions, either public or private, need to have foreign students, and if we can attract American students then it would be even better, because we all know that the US provides one of the best educations in the world,” Loc said at the workshop, held by the US Consulate General in HCMC.
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