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.”

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

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 Education USA.  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.

A Vietnamese student was talking to a U.S. School representative

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.

Reported by Lam Anh