The International Academic Center (IAC) in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has been a primary driver in expanding international student enrollments from Vietnam for Lane Community College. Not only have we significantly increased enrollment of Vietnamese students, we have better prepared students and fewer recruitment issues. Rather than just hitting a few college fairs when Lane staff are traveling in Vietnam, we are now able to have in-depth conversations with parents, students, high schools and agency partners. Students who choose Lane have a very good sense of what to expect and are successful once they arrive! I highly recommend incorporating Capstone Vietnam’s IAC approach (i.e., long-term in country and even regional representation) into your recruitment strategy, if you want successful long-term results.
Jennifer Falzerano, M.Ed. Director of International Programs
Tysen Hillquist Program Coordinator, International Programs Office South Seattle College
The quality of Capstone's services puts them at the top of the class. Capstone has a great relationship with the community and their staff didn’t hesitate to introduce me to partners. I would recommend that colleagues explore expanding their business relationships by working with Capstone Vietnam.
Daniela Locreille, Director of Student Marketing and Recruitment, Hobsons
We partnered with Capstone Vietnam since the launch of Hobsons’ Virtual Student Fairs. Mark and I worked together when he was director of IIE-Vietnam so I knew that his high-quality level of service would continue as we tried promoting our online events to students in Vietnam through Capstone. Thank you Mark, Hang and all the team for the passion you put into your work every day!
Dayna Crabb, International Student Services Coordinator, Joliet Junior College
I was very pleased with my experience participating in the StudyUSA Higher Education Fair. The Capstone Vietnam staff are very knowledgeable about the educational landscape in Vietnam and are very generous in sharing that knowledge. There are so many higher education fairs that it can be difficult to select which ones to participate in but Mark and his staff make their fairs stand out amongst the rest. Participating in this fair was more than just a fair, it was an opportunity to learn, network and visit local high schools. I plan to continue our participation in these events.
John Driscoll, Director, American Language Program - California State University, East Bay
Capstone walks an extra kilometer or two in order to meet the exhibitors' needs. The interpreters were especially good as were Capstone staff in ensuring all went smoothly. It's clear Capstone knows how to attract authentic prospective students.
Thalia Saplad, Interim Director - International Student Recruitment, Edmonds Community College
I have been working with Capstone Vietnam since its inception three years ago. Capstone’s professional way of doing business, the immense knowledge of the US higher education system that their staff possess and the incredibly successful Fairs they organize are the reasons Edmonds Community College has participated in all of their events related to studying in the United States.
JoAnn Benjamin, Former International Student Advisor - Northern Virginia Community College
We were able to produce recruitment materials in-country for a fraction of the price of what it would have cost to produce the same thing in the US and ship it to Vietnam. Capstone’s marketing and promotional ideas are innovative and effective. With their assistance we have been successful in building the brand and reputation of NOVA.
Masaru Kibukawa, Former Director of International Programs - Cascadia Community College
Capstone Vietnam’s Study USA 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