Category Archives: Asia

The PIE Insider: Viet Nam

Originally posted on An International Educator in Viet Nam:
Since many of the facts and figures in this Viet Nam update are outdated, below is my (more up-to-date) information, where necessary and available, including sources and some comments. MAA Youth Population Breakdown (2015):  This up-to-date information is from the CIA World Factbook for Viet Nam. Adjusted National PCI (2014):  The…

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Of Smoke, Mirrors, & Educational Consultants

Originally posted on An International Educator in Viet Nam:
I continue to document and add to my rather lengthy inventory the many ways in which educational consulting companies cheat their clients and partners.  This began with an article I wrote in 12/14 for University World News entitled Walking the walk – Ethical agency-based recruitment. Here’s one that involves an upcoming…

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NAFSA 2014 Conference: My Top 5 List

Another year, another enjoyable NAFSA conference! This year’s conference took place in San Diego, California and attracted 9,937 participants. I heard rumors that it was the biggest NAFSA conference ever. I’m not sure if that point has been verified, but it was definitely clear that there were many “NAFSAns” roaming the halls of the San Diego Convention Center last week!   Reflecting

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Fair review: Surabaya, Indonesia (February 25, 2014)

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On February 25th, I participated in the EduExpo international education fair in Surabaya, Indonesia, organized by FPP media. Overall, it went very well! Pros English levels: Nearly all students that were at the fair had at least high intermediate English skills. This made a great recruitment ground for universities and for university-affiliated ESL programs that could offer Conditional Admissions and

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Fair review: Jakarta, Indonesia (February 23, 2014)

Two days ago, I participated in the EduExpo international education fair, organized by FPP Media. This fair series will take place in the following locations: Jakarta, Indonesia (February 23, 2014) Surabaya, Indonesia (February 25, 2014) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (February 27, 2014) Bangkok, Thailand (March 2, 2014) Hanoi, Vietnam (March 5, 2014) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 8, 2014) I

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