According to Open Doors 2012, the annual report on international academic mobility published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, the number of Vietnamese students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in 2011/12 increased from 14,888 to 15,572, a 4.6 percent increase compared to the previous year.  This is the 12th consecutive year of growth.

Vietnam remains 8th in the world in number of students studying in the United States. International education creates a positive economic and social impact for communities in the United States and around the world.

This year’s Open Doors report shows that the total number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by six percent to 764,495 during the 2011/12 academic year. This represents a record high number of international students in the United States.  The strong increase in international student enrollments shows the belief of international students (and parents) that a U.S. degree is a sound investment in their future careers, a finding reinforced by results of recent IIE surveys of students overseas considering studying outside their own countries.

According to Public Affairs Officer Christopher Hodges, “The United States remains a top international destination for Vietnamese students because of the quality, prestige, and educational opportunities available there.  We are pleased to see that Vietnam remains one of the strongest growth markets in Asia for U.S. higher education and applaud the contributions these outstanding and highly motivated students are making during their time in the United States.”