Impact of Covid on Study Abroad Planning


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Choosing to study abroad offers students an excellent avenue of growing academically, culturally, and socially. They get a chance to explore the world, immerse themselves in a new culture, broaden their knowledge, and gain life skills to be employment ready. Unfortunately, the education landscape changed completely when the pandemic hit, especially for Vietnamese students studying abroad. From online learning to dorm closures and expiring visas, students and their parents had a lot to deal with. Universities and colleges are working on safe ways to bring students on-campus, but the pandemic is still creating a lot of uncertainty and anxiety.

As we prepare for the start of a new school year, how will the constant changes in laws, travel restrictions, and vaccination requirements impact the study abroad experience? How has Covid-19 affected the availability of scholarship money from universities in the United States? Are all the students who took a gap year making acceptance rates for new university applicants more difficult? What has changed in the admissions and testing process? Join AmCham’s Virtual Meeting on June 25 to discuss these important issues.

Guest Speaker: Don Le, Co-Founder, Everest Education

Before co-founding Everest Education eight years ago, Don Le led a successful career as a business strategist in Vietnam, as a public equity and private equity investor, and as a management consultant. After graduating with a double degree in economics and computer science from Stanford, Don worked in Los Angeles for Bain & Company and Red Mountain Capital. He has helped build several finance, technology, and consumer businesses including positions at Mekong Securities and Viet Thai International. Don helped develop SEO-Vietnam and remains an active mentor and trainer. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Everest Education was founded to empower all learners, one student and one moment at a time. They help students gain entrance and succeed in international academic environments and Everest strives to be the trusted education partner for families in Vietnam.

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