40 Vietnamese teenagers receive free English training.
The programme included eight weeks of learning English in Ho Chi Minh City and online. The cost of VND65 million (USD2,850) per student to travel, stay in the city and learn is provided by Fulbright University Vietnam, thanks to a donation by Jack Tate, founder of the Baby Superstores chain in the US.
The programme is designed by Fulbright University Vietnam in co-operation with a local social enterprise, Everest Education, to personalise learning. The 40 students, chosen from among 1,215 candidates, have to use English for daily communication.
According to Chu Hoai Ngoc from the northern province of Thai Nguyen, one of the 40 students, said the programme would help her improve her English skills and communication. Nguyen Minh Nguyet from another northern province, Bắc Ninh, said soft skills would also be improved. Moreover, they would be making friends from around the country, she said.
Based in Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City, Everest Education (E2) is a social enterprise dedicated to personalizing learning.
Fulbright Everest Launchpad - a pioneering, collaborative education initiative between Fulbright University Vietnam and social enterprise Everest Education. They help talented high school students develop their potential, improve their English ability, build up fundamental habits and modern learning strategies for their pursuit of higher education at Fulbright University Vietnam as well as other global institutions.
Fulbright University Vietnam was build by the proud and share Senator J. William Fulbright's belief in the power of educational exchange to foster mutual understanding among nations.
The last decades have seen any number of new universities start, across Vietnam and around the world. Most fall into two categories: replications of existing models, and for-profit institutions that hope to leverage efficiencies while still delivering an acceptable educational product. They think there’s another way. They’re building Fulbright University Vietnam, an entirely new, non-profit university in Ho Chi Minh City.