Hanoi – Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

October 5-9, 2010


Vietnam ranked 9th, according to the 2010 Open Doors international academic mobility report, with 13.112 students in the U.S. Most began their studies at a community college. Vietnam also ranked 2nd in international enrollment at community colleges, surpassing Japan and closing in on South Korea.

Recognizing the high demand among Vietnamese students for US community colleges as a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree, Capstone Vietnam organized its first annual StudyUSA Community Fair series. The fairs encompassed all three regions of the country and enabled US community college representatives to meet with students and parents who are specifically interested in a community college experience. This was Capstone's first major event.

Here is what two colleagues had to say about our 2010 fall fairs:

Capstone Vietnam’s StudyUSA Fairs represent great value for community colleges seeking to recruit students from Vietnam. Capstone’s fairs are the only ones that are exclusive to U.S. community colleges/two-year institutions. Their quality of service and attention to detail are some of the best in the business, thanks to their experienced staff and carefully screened volunteers. Capstone will continue to have Cascadia’s business, and I highly recommend their fairs to colleges who have tried other fairs in Vietnam or to those who are entering the Vietnamese student market for the first time. (Masaru Kibukawa, Director of International Programs, Cascadia Community College)

The Capstone Vietnam fairs were extremely well-organized, and I spoke to a steady stream of serious, motivated students who asked good questions. I’m very glad I took part in the fairs and expect to do so again in the future. (Eddie West, Director, International Programs and Services, Ohlone College)