The number of Vietnamese students enrolling in U.S. colleges and universities has increased sixfold in the past decade, according to the US-based Institute of International Education, and they outnumber Southeast Asian peers in attending US universities.
With 13,112 students, Vietnam ranks ninth in the list of countries sending students to the US, the annual Open Doors 2010 report by the not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization shows.
The report is based on a survey of around 3,000 accredited US institutions.
The IIE has 13 offices worldwide, including in Vietnam.
This year it held education fairs in Ho Chi Minh City on March 1 and in Hanoi on March 4 enabling Vietnamese students and their parents to have direct exchanges with representatives from US universities.