Deputy Chief of Mission Opened the EducationUSA Business and STEM Programs Fair in Hanoi

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Caryn R. McClelland delivered opening remarks at the EducationUSA Business and STEM Programs Fair.

HANOI, October 11, 2018 – Today the U.S. Embassy hosted the EducationUSA Business and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Programs Fair in Hanoi.  Opening the fair, Deputy Chief of Mission Caryn R. McClelland praised Vietnamese students in American colleges and universities who “are among the best prepared and the most motivated” international students in U.S. universities.  She also said that “it could not be a better time to be studying in the Business or STEM fields.  The world is experiencing social, cultural, economic, environmental, and technological changes at a breathtaking pace.”

Forty-six U.S. universities and colleges offering strong, accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in the Business and STEM fields participated in this annual event, organized by EducationUSA.  The fair brought together more than 800 students, parents and working people with representatives from these U.S. universities, who provided accurate and up-to-date information about degree programs, career perspectives, scholarships, and financial aid for international students.  At the fair, a Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy also provided updated information on student visas and optional practical training programs for international students.

The United States remains one of the top destinations for Vietnamese students. According to the Open Doors Report issued by the International Institute of Education (IIE), the United States welcomes nearly 28,000 Vietnamese students among over one million international students on American campuses. Vietnam is the sixth leading place of origin for international students studying in the United States.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of over 425 advising centers in more than 175 countries. EducationUSA Advisors provide Vietnamese students and parents with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities. All services are free.  Any student or parent with questions about studying in the United States can contact EducationUSA at HanoiEdUSA@state.gov.