Sending your kids to the US for school? Stories from the ‘kids’ (part 3 of 3)

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sequoia national park – © Anvi Hoàng

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To balance out the story I have been presenting you, I am ending this series with the voices of the used-to-be ‘kids’ who came here to the US for school. Read their stories to find out what is happening to them right now or could be waiting for them at the end of this educational journey. The original responses were in English, unless noted otherwise. Continue reading

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Sending your kids to the US for school? Team Nina Nhung Hoang and Glen Tatum’s tips for Vietnamese parents (part 2 of 3)

© Anvi Hoàng

© Anvi Hoàng

—– Đọc bài tiếng Việt —–

Nina Nhung Hoang (no relation to me) and her husband, Glen Tatum, have more than ten years of experience in hosting Vietnamese students at their home. In part 2 of this series, the focus is on details of everyday life the Vietnamese students experience in their home: daily schedule from the time everybody is up to the time they go to bed, their weekend and holiday activities, the kid’s daily or weekly chores to keep their room and the house clean, etc. Among these things, discipline is essential. And Nina and Glen are good with that because both of them used to be teachers. Nina was teaching for ten years in Vietnam before coming to the US and Glen with more than ten years of college teaching experience before changing his job. Glen is responsible for imparting American culture to the kids, and Nina holding down the Vietnamese side. Nina’s motto is to keep the good things from Vietnamese culture and learn the positive things from American culture.

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Sending your kids to the US for school? Check out Nina Nhung Hoang’s tips for Vietnamese parents (part 1 of 3)

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As of 2015, Vietnam is the fastest growing market, in terms of percentage, of international students coming to the US for studying. To be more precise, World Education News and Reviews (WENR) predicted that Vietnam is one of top four emerging markets to watch in the next three years, through 2018, when it comes to international student recruitment for America. Yes, you heard it right. Continue reading