Highlights and Milestones from Early 2010 to the Present

February 2010

Dr. Ashwill, Managing Director, was invited to speak at a Washington, D.C. seminar organized by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) for member institutions exploring opportunities in Vietnam.

March 2010

Our first higher education and corporate clients were The University of Chicago and Hobsons, respectively.

June 2010

Dr. Ashwill was invited to speak about "Vietnam, the Country" at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.

May 2010

Dr. Ashwill participated in a panel discussion entitled "The Intercultural Competence/Global Citizenship Nexus: What International Educators Should Know" at the NAFSA annual conference in Kansas City, MO.

October 2010

Organized our first StudyUSA Community College Fair series in Hanoi, Danang and HCMC.

November 2010

Organized a study tour to locations in northern and southern Vietnam for members of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) who were interested in exploring opportunities in Vietnam.

March 2011

Moved to a new office in downtown Hanoi.

April 2011

Organized a precision matchmaking trip to Hanoi and HCMC for a high- level delegation from San Diego State University (CA) who were interested in exploring specific education and training opportunities with pre-screened partners.

October 2011

Opened an English Center in Hanoi.

Dr. Ashwill was invited to speak about “The Study Abroad Market from a US Perspective” at the Education UK Vietnam Country Partner Meeting in Hanoi. 

November 2011

First international boarding school fair in Hanoi organized on behalf of Linden Boarding School Tours. 

December 2011

Became a distributor of the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP), which offers a viable, cost-effective alternative to iBT TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC.

February 2012

Kansas State University became an IAC partner in Hanoi. 

May 2012

Dr. Ashwill chaired and participated in a panel discussion entitled “Beyond Education Agents: An Introduction to Diversifying International Student Recruitment Strategy” at the NAFSA annual conference in Houston, TX.

September 2012

Organized first StudyUSA Higher Education Fair. 

October 2012

Opened HCMC office. 

November 2012

Lane Community College (Eugene, OR, USA) becomes an IAC partner in HCMC.

March 2013

Hosted a senior delegation from The College of St. Scholastica (MN). 

Dr. Ashwill was invited to speak about “The Double-Edged Sword That Is US Higher Education” by Ton Duc Thang University in HCMC. With Mdm Ton Nu Thi Ninh. 

April 2013

Hosted a VIP delegation from Edmonds Community College (WA). 

May 2013 

Dr. Ashwill participated in a panel discussion entitled “International Student Recruitment: 2+2 Equals Success” at the NAFSA annual conference in St. Louis, MO. 

July 2013

Will host VIP delegations from two community colleges in WA.

July 2013

Hosted senior delegations from Illinois (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) and Oregon (Lane Community College).

March 2014

First combined (community colleges and four-year institutions) StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs.

Dr. Ashwill was invited to speak on “Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam: The Next Generation” at the VSN International Conference “What Is a Good University?” in Hanoi. 

Dr. Ashwill was invited to give a briefing entitled “Vietnam, Washington State & Educational Exchange” for members of the 2014 International Leadership Mission to Vietnam delegation in HCMC.

April 2014

Shorelight Education becomes an IAC partner in HCMC.

September 201

Southern Illinois University Carbondale becomes an IAC partner in Hanoi.

October 2014

Organized the first ever Capstone International Boarding School Fairs in Hanoi and HCMC.

November 2014

Dr. Ashwill was invited to deliver the keynote address “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation” at the annual Conference of Business Innovation, organized by the FPT Leadership Institute in Hanoi. 

April 2015

Dr. Ashwill was invited to speak at the 100th annual conference of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) in Washington, D.C., including the UPCEA International Briefing with a focus on Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and this theme: Higher Education in Context.

May 2015

Dr. Ashwill participated in a panel discussion entitled “International Recruitment Tools & Techniques: One Size Doesn't Fit All” at the NAFSA annual conference in Boston, MA. 

June 2015

Moved to new HCMC office in District 1. 

July 2015

Dr. Ashwill, Managing Director, was invited to speak at the 7th Engaging with Vietnam - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference – in combination with The First Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum.

September 2015

Organized US higher education fairs in Hanoi and HCMC on behalf of Linden Tours. 

May 2016

Organized the first ever unofficial seminar entitled Riding the Wave: Student Recruitment in Vietnam seminar before the NAFSA 2016 annual conference in Denver, CO. 

June 2016

Organized the first ever Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat in Phan Thiet. 

October 2016

Co-organized the first ever Study North America Higher Education Fairs in Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar - in cooperation with Academics International. 

June 2017

Will organize the first ever StudyGlobal Education Fairs for educational institutions from all over the world. 

2nd Viet Nam Strategic Recruitment Workshop in Dalat.