A seminar on building partnerships between Vietnam and the US in higher education was organised on April 25 by the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City with the participation of representatives from more than 30 Vietnamese higher education institutions.

The event aims to help Vietnamese universities to establish educational cooperation with US institutions and to organise exchange programmes with US students. Measures that can be applied to increase the number of US students studying in Vietnam were also been discussed.
At the seminar, US education experts and representatives of Vietnamese universities discussed prominent trends of foreign education programmes at US higher education institutions and features of educational programmes that easily attract US students to developing countries.


According to the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s 2022 “Open Doors” Report on international education exchange, the number of US students studying abroad was more than 347,000 before the COVID-19 pandemic. It decreased to more than 14,500 in the 2020-2021 school year.
According to Graham B. Harlow, Acting Deputy US Consul General in HCM City, education has always been one of the top priorities of the US diplomatic mission to Vietnam. More than 30,000 Vietnamese students are learning in the US, making the fifth largest group of foreign students there.
In the coming time, the US will continue to work with Vietnamese partners to increase the number of Vietnamese students in the US as well as the number of US students and scholars in Vietnam, he said

Hoang Hai

(Representative Office of Vietnam American Magazine

 in Ho Chi Minh City)