|Volume 9, Issue 2||Spring 1999|
Third Round of Training begins for Foreign Study Advisers from Indochina
by Susan Hammond
Participants in the third and final round of the US-Indochina Educational Exchange Enhancement Program (USIEEEP) will be at universities across the United States this summer to improve their English skills and learn more about their host schools foreign student and study abroad programs.
The program co-sponsored by the Institute of International Education and the Fund for Reconciliation and Development is made possible by a three-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Host schools have provided tuition waivers, and in some instances additional support.
As with the two previous USIEEEP programs, the participants will begin their visit at the NAFSA conference this year held in Denver. At the conference they will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of higher education institutions from North America as well as others attending from around the world.
Following the conference, the participants will learn first hand about the support services for foreign students available at their host universities by enrolling in intensive English language courses for the summer term. Many of the participants will also have the opportunity to meet with other nearby higher education institutions.
The participants will conclude the US phase of the program at a wrap-up workshop that will be held in mid-August in New York.
The USIEEEP program has developed a network of over 30 foreign study advisors throughout Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Funding permitted, all of the participants in the three rounds of the program will meet this fall in Vietnam for a follow-up workshop to receive specialized training in foreign student advising.
Mr. You Virak, Vice-Chief in Charge of Research Office, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - Indiana University-Purdue University/Indianapolis
Ms. Sok Chamnol, Teacher Trainer of English, Takeo Regional Teacher Training Center - Mississippi State University
Mr. Phoumy Douangchanh, Deputy Director, School of Foundation Studies, National University of Laos - Indiana University-Purdue University/Indianapolis
Mr. Bouaphanh Chanhkeo, Teacher of English, Luang Prabang Teacher Training College - University of South Carolina
Ms. Mai Thi Hang, Teacher of English, HCM City University of Economics - University of South Carolina
Mr. Nguyen Hieu, Expert on Training Programs, National Center for Social Sciences and Humanities - University of Arizona
Mr. Bui Van Thanh, Vice-Dean of the English Department, Haiphong Teacher Training College - State University of New York, Buffalo
Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Hai, International Relations Officer, University of Vinh - LaGuardia Community College, New York
Mr. Lai Van Hung, Deputy of International Relations and Post-Graduate Education, Nhatrang Fisheries University - California State University, Hayward
Mr. Nguyen Van Minh, Director, Hanoi Techinical Training School - LaGuardia Community College, New York