– Almost 40 US colleges head to Vietnam to seek out the nation’s top young minds –
Vietnam, 24 August 2015: American Education Group (AEG) today kicked off a three month-long series of university seminars in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi that will see leading US colleges parade through the nation looking to boost their intake of talented Vietnamese students.
Almost 40 US colleges will visit the fast growing Southeast Asian nation between 26 August and 16 November. Schools participating include Notre Dame, New York University, Tufts and Northeastern.
Most of the events will take place at AEG’s offices at 66-68 Vo Van Tan in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 and at 509 Lac Long Quan in the nation’s capital. The format will see admissions officers and school representatives set up small, ‘fair-style’ displays, where a free exchange and discussion is facilitated by AEG to help potential students find out more about what school is right for them.
AEG’s Chairman Mr. Richard Sherwood said: “The coming weeks give promising young Vietnamese students the best chance to come and explore options for higher education in top universities in the United States. With so many schools participating, students get a tremendous opportunity to find a college that fits best with their aptitudes, attitudes and talents.”
Student Ngoc Hai Chau, of Tran Dai Nghia Junior High, Pho Thong Nang Khieu High School for the Gifted, current student at Australia Peninsula School said she likes this approach, remarking that: “We put too much emphasis on finding the “top” school when really, we need the most suitable one. And what better way to do this than to talk to college representatives, people who knows the school extremely well, and attend info sessions that can give you a feel for the schools.”
Looking forward to the months ahead, AEG’s Director of Academics and University Counseling, Ms Caitlin Worsham said of the forthcoming academic parade: “”This is the most exciting year for US university visits yet in Vietnam. More and more schools are sending their representatives to meet the stellar students coming out of Vietnam. Information sessions are an excellent way for students to understand university options more directly and to get a sense of their options when campus visits are prohibitive. People are excited all these schools are coming for a reason; the US education system has produced and keeps producing so many of the best and brightest minds in the world.”
American Education Group has been active in Vietnam for over 17 years assisting students to find the academic institutions right for them.
AEG has assisted more than 1,500 Vietnamese students to study in some of the most prestigious schools in the US. It has helped students access more than US$100 million in financial aid and scholarships. The Group is the exclusive representatives of the SSAT test and the ASSIST scholarship programs in Vietnam.
The complete list of visiting colleges follows:
- American University
- Augustana College
- Beloit College
- Birmingham Southern University
- Boston University
- Brandeis University
- Case Western Reserve University
- Centre College
- Colgate University
- Creighton University
- Dickinson College
- Emory University
- Fordham University
- Franklin & Marshall College
- Gettysburg College
- Lafayette College
- Millsaps College
- New York University
- Northeastern University
- Quinnipiac University
- Sewanee: The University of the South Union College
- Temple University
- Tufts University
- University of Iowa
- University of California – Santa Cruz
- University of Colorado – Boulder
- University of Miami (Ohio)
- University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
- University of Missouri
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Oregon
- University of Richmond
- University of Rochester
- University of Vermont
- Western New England University.
- Widener University