Ethical agents should support direct student admissions

According to a survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, or NACAC, 38.5% of United States institutions reported using agents in 2017, up from 30% in 2010. ...
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The shift of Vietnamese students to Canada marches on

I placed a gentleman's bet with myself that the number of young Vietnamese studying in Canada would top 20,000 last year. Based on the latest statistics for 2018 released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, it looks like I won, ...
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The shift of Vietnamese students to Canada marches on

I placed a gentleman's bet with myself that the number of young Vietnamese studying in Canada would top 20,000 last year. Based on the latest statistics for 2018 released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, it looks like I won, ...
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Unofficial, Pre-Conference Seminar About Commissions-Based Recruitment @ NAFSA 2019

Join Mark Ashwill, managing director and co-founder of Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company in Viet Nam and former country director of the Institute of International Education-Viet Nam...
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Agents Welcome

State Department reverses long-standing policy against working with commissioned international recruiting agents, will welcome them at EducationUSA events....
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Mark Ashwill to Lead 4th Annual Viet Nam Recruitment Seminar at NAFSA 2019

Capstone Vietnam is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Ashwill, managing director and co-founder, will speak at an unofficial, pre-conference Viet Nam student recruitment seminar to be held on Monday, May 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. ...
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Live from Viet Nam – An E20 Webinar!

In my approximately 20-minute presentation, I provided a wide-ranging overview of current/recent issues and trends in Viet Nam in order to place interest in overseas study and student recruitment in a broader societal and even historical contact....
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Rhetorical Question: “Why don’t Viet Nam’s universities rank higher in Asia?”

There is a tendency in Vietnam, with the media as an on- and offline amplifier, to engage in self-flagellation about education and other societal issues rather than looking carefully at the broader context and the, sometimes, hopeful reality. This results ...
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US Student Visa Issuances to Vietnamese Students Resume Their Upward Trend

Below is a graph with information about F-1 (student) visa issuances from 1998, the early days of Vietnamese studying in the US, to 2017, which ended on 30 September last year. These data are from this Excel file on the ...
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