VAC 2009 – Conference in the morning in Ha Noi
The VietAbroader Study Abroad Conference (VAC) was launched in 2005 to empower high-potential Vietnamese students to realize their overseas education dreams. Following the successes of VAC 2005, 2006 and 2008, VAC 2009 continued to be a connecting bridge between Vietnamese students and American colleges. Through various panels and workshops, VietAbroader members walked prospective Vietnamese applicants through every stage of the admission process, and shared insights into their academic and personal journeys in the United States. In this way, VAC 2009 bridged the information gap that has been barring qualified Vietnamese students from American institutions, and helped them transition smoothly into college life.
VAC 2009 – Conference workshop in Ho Chi Minh City
High demand for participation in VAC 2009 prompted VietAbroader to conduct rigorous selection process; only 300 out of almost 1000 applicants were selected to attend each Conference in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. The participants were admitted based on several criteria, which included academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, as well as their own aspirations and dreams.
VAC 2009 – College Fair in the afternoon in Ha Noi
VAC's College Fair in the afternoon, which opened freely to the public, featured student representatives from more than 50 prestigious American institutions of higher education. The fair served more than 1000 students and parents.