September 26, 2013 (Thursday)
14:30 – Registration and booth setup for representatives
15:15 – Briefing session for representatives
16:15 – Buffet meal for representatives
17:00 – Fair opens to public
20:00 – Fair ends
September 28, 2013 (Saturday)
- Registration and booth setup for representatives
- Briefing session for representatives
- Buffet lunch for representatives
- Fair opens to public
- Fair ends
Ambassador Hotel Taipei 台北國賓大飯店
No. 63 Chung Shan North Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: (886)-2-2551 1111
Fax: (886)-2-2531 5215
Hotel Booking Form
(74 KB, PDF)
Ambassador Delivery Label
(69 KB, Word)
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Hotel Booking Form
(61 KB, Excel)
Conrad Delivery Label
(72 KB, Word)
Taiwan Open Doors Country Fact Sheet (125 KB, PDF)
Along with its rapid economic growth, Taiwan has emphasized education and this focus is reflected by the country having one of the world’s highest literacy rates. A total of 23,250 students from Taiwan attended U.S. programs in 2011/12. It is the sixth leading place of origin for international students in the U.S., according to Open Doors.
Country / City Guides
Taiwan Government | Taiwan Diplomatic Missions | Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan) | Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government | Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Hong Kong Open Doors Country Fact Sheet (125 KB, PDF)
Renowned for its rich trading history and strong ties to international business, Hong Kong is a city with a well-established tradition of families sending their children to study overseas. In 2011/12, more students are opting to study in the U.S., due to a new education system enabling a fluid transition from H.K. to the U.S.
Country / City Guides
Hong Kong Government | Hong Kong in Figures | The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA)
Hong Kong Immigration Department | Hong Kong Tourism Board
Hong Kong International Airport | Mass Transit Railway (Metro) | Citybus & First Bus | Hong Kong Tramways | The Star Ferry
As a U.S. passport holder, you will be allowed to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to 30 days (no extensions permitted) as long as you have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into Taiwan and have a confirmed return or onward air ticket. For more information, please consult the Taiwan National Immigration Agency or US Department of State
U.S. passport holders are allowed to stay in Hong for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa. For more information, please consult the Hong Kong SAR Immigration Department's website
Other Recommended Hotels (close to the fair venue)
Sunworld Dynasty Taipei王朝大酒店
No. 100 Dun Hua North Road, Taipei 10549, Taiwan
Palais de Chine 君品酒店
No. 3, Section 1, Chengde Road, Taipei 103, Taiwan
JW Marriott Hotel
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2810 8366
Fax: (852) 2845 0737
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2877 3838
Fax: (852) 2521 8742
Landmark Mandarin Oriental
15 Queen's Road Central, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2132 0188
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2588 1234
Fax: (852) 2802 0677
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2802 8888
Fax: (852) 2802 8833
Ms. Hilary Tsui
Strategy and Development Manager
Institute of International Education-Hong Kong
Address: Room 601, General Commercial Building,
156 – 164 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2103 1503
Fax: (852) 2603 5765
Jakarta: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Surabaya: Wenesday 2 October 2013, 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Medan: Friday 4 Ocotber 2013, 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Balai KartiniRafflesia Grand Ballroom, Ground floor
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 37
T. (+62 21) 521 3653
F. (+62 21) 525 0435
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
JW Marriott Hotel
Bali A-B Rooms, level 3
Jl. Embong Malang 85-89
Surabaya 60261, East Java
T. (+62 31) 545 8888
F. (+62 31) 546 8888
Toll-free : (+62 31) 08001931800
All Cypress Room, Grand Aston City Hall Hotel & Serviced Residences – Medan
Jl. Balai Kota No. 1
Medan 20112, North Sumatera
T. (+62 61) 455 7000
F. (+62 61) 455 8822
Website : Grand Aston Medan
Email : email@example.com
Given the recent initiatives of the current US and Indonesia Government, it has become increasingly important to expand educational exchange programs. According to Open Doors, in 2011/12 academic year, there are 7.131 students from Indonesia were studying in the United States (up 2.7% from the previous year). By the fact of around 1.300 visitors at the 2012 Jakarta Fair, and more than 300 visitors in Surabaya, you can hand out a very informative and good supplement to the prospective Indonesian students as well as representatives from schools and universities with less expensive than visiting the schools one by one. *source : Indonesia Open Doors Country Factsheets
Jakarta is the capital city and the largest city in Indonesia. As the largest city, Jakarta has a large number of students from various place in Indonesia. There are a variety of primary and secondary schools in Jakarta, tagged with public (national), private (national and bi-lingual national plus) and international schools.
Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and the most populous city after Jakarta. Enriched by its facilities, and geography advantages, Surabaya has great economic potential. As the main education center, Surabaya has been the home for many students from around Indonesia, thus they have created their own community. We held the 1st fair in Surabaya last year, and there are around 300 people came to our fair.
Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia and the largest population city in Sumatera Island and outside Java. Economic growth in North Sumatra showed an increasing trend in the last three years. Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of North Sumatra, deflation was recorded at 0.27%. Condition is better than the national data recorded inflation of 0.07%.
All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage. The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VoA) to nationals of 63 countries which can be obtained at designated entry airports and sea ports. Visa-on-Arrival are valid for 30 days and are extendable with another 30 days to be applied at Immigration offices in Indonesia.
Find more information about visas to Indonesia
Crowne Plaza Jakarta
Address: Jalan Gatot Subroto Kav. 2 – 3, Jakarta 12930
Telephone : +62 21 526 - 8833
Fax: +62 21 526 – 883
JW Marriott Jakarta
Address: Jalan DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.2 No 1&2
Kawasan Mega Kuningan • Jakarta, 12950, Indonesia
Gran Melia Jakarta
Address: Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X-0
Kuningan Jakarta 12950
Telephone: +62 21 5268080
Fax: +62 21 5272046
The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
Address: Jalan DR. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav. E. 1. 1 No. 1
Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 2551 8888
Fax: +62 21 2551 8889
JW Marriott Surabaya
Address: Jalan Embong Malang 85-89,Surabaya 60261, East Java, Indonesia
Telephone: +62-31-50 8304
Fax: +62-31-546 9041
Grand Aston City Hall Hotel & Serviced Residences – Medan
Address: Jalan Balai Kota No. 1, Medan 20112North Sumatera - Indonesia
Telephone : +62-61-4557 000
Fax : +62-61-455-8822
Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF)
Menara Imperium 28th fl.
Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said kav. 1, Jakarta Selatan 12980
Diana Kartika Jahja – firstname.lastname@example.org
Open your doors to students from Vietnam
One of the strongest markets of international students coming to U.S. colleges and universities to study, with a six-fold increase over the last decade. Vietnam now ranks eight in the overall number of international students in higher education and ranks third in community colleges.
Ho Chi Minh City (TBC):
11:30 am - 01:30 pm Buffet lunch
01:30 pm - 02:00 pm Country briefing
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Visa Briefing
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm University booths set-up
03:00 pm Fair opens to public
06:00 pm Fair ends
*Coffee-break will be provided during fair time.
02:30 pm – 03:00 pm Country briefing
03:00 pm – 03:30 pm Visa Briefing
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm University booths set-up
04:00 pm Fair opens to public
07:00 pm Fair ends
07:00 pm – 09:00 pm Dinner
*Coffee-break will be provided during fair time.
Fair Venues- To Be Confirmed-
Ho Chi Minh City:
Sheraton Saigon Hotel
Hotel Booking Form
88 Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
(45 KB, PDF)
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
360 Kim Ma St., Ba Dinh Dist.,
Hotel Booking Form (45 KB, PDF)
Vietnam Open Doors Country Factsheet (125 KB, PDF)
With an estimated 90.5 million inhabitants as of 2011, Vietnam is the world’s 13th most-populus country, and the 8th most populous Asian country. Vietnam moved up to 8th place in ranking of origin of international students in 2010/11, with a 14% increase to a record high of 14,888 students, according to Open Doors. In the year 2011/12 the number of students from Vietnam in the U.S. is 15,572 showing a 4.6% growth compared to last year.
The country has produced an impressive over six-fold increase in U.S.-bound students in 10 years and holds second place for students interested in community colleges. In an online survey carried out by Education USA and IIE, the U.S. was the overwhelming first choice destination for respondents in Vietnam, with 82% of respondents listing the U.S. in an open ended question.
Hanoi: The capital and the largest city in the country, Hanoi has drawn large visitors numbers, primarily graduate students. It is estimated that over 60% of the scientists in the country live an work in Hanoi. These high concentration ratios also apply to other disciplines.
Ho Chi Minh City: The second largest city in Vietnam, HCMC is home to world-renowned high schools and over 80 universities and colleges with a total of over 400,000 students. Last year IIE’s fair in HCMC was among the cities attracted the largest number of universities, students and parents of the entire tour.
About Ho Chi Minh City
Visit Ho Chi Minh City
A tourist visa is required. Please contact the Vietnam Embassy in Washington, DC (202-861-0737) or the Vietnamese consulate in San Francisco, and allow at least 05 days for processing. You may also download the information that you will need for your visa from the Embassy website.
Generally, you will need to provide the Embassy/Consulate with a completed application form, two passport photos, a check for the visa fee, your passport, and a return express mail envelope. Visas are normally good for 30 days from the date you specify that you will enter the country. You must also decide your port of entry because this will be written on your visa and cannot be changed later. If you indicate that you will be traveling for tourist purposes and arriving by air, your visa will usually permit you to enter and exit by both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Please also take account of the Vietnamese observed holidays in planning for your visa application and travel.
Because you will be in Vietnam for a short visit, even if you extend for a few days to visit local institutions, please apply for a tourist visa. List the hotel where you will be staying as your contact. It is not appropriate to list IIE because as a foreign organization, we have no authority over you and are unable to sponsor visas. If you list the Ministry of Education and Training or a university, you will be required to have them sponsor your visa, delaying your application.
When you arrive in Vietnam, you will first go through immigration where your passport and entry-exit card are carefully checked. Next you will pick up your luggage and clear it through customs. Do not bring videos, or lots of bulk materials for fair distribution as this may cause delays. If something is held at customs for review, ask for a receipt and pick up the materials later (most often it is more trouble for the customs officer to issue the receipt than it is to clear the materials). Also, make sure to keep your entry-exit card and customs form together with your passport as they will be checked when you leave Vietnam.
After clearing customs, follow the flow of passengers out of the airport. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have done a good job of clearing the immediate area outside the airport of independent taxi drivers and hotel agents so you can get into the city hassle-free. In Hanoi: If you do not have a hotel car waiting for you, cross to the taxi area directly across from the exit and take either an Airport Taxi or Noi Bai Taxi. The standard fare into the city is around $15 and is posted at the taxi stand. They will assign a car and driver to you. In Ho Chi Minh City if you have not already made other arrangements, there will be metered taxis lined up outside the airport, reliable companies are: Vinasun, SaigonTourist, Mai Linh Taxi. You need only tell the driver where you want to go. Please make sure that they turn on the meter and do not accept "quoted" prices.
Other Recommended Hotels
Ho Chi Minh City
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Website: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
Caravelle Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
19 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
New World Saigon Hotel
76 Le Lai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fax: +848. 3823.0710
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Website: Melia Hanoi
Hilton Hanoi Opera
1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Website: Hilton Hanoi Opera
Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
11 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
Website: Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
Ms. Oanh Trinh, Country Coordinator
Institute of International Education-Vietnam
R.405, Bldg A2, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound.
298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh.Hanoi, Vietnam
Higher Education Fair : Saturday October 12, 2013.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM University booth set-up
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 01:00 PM Country Briefing
01:00 PM – 01:30 PM Visa Briefing
01:30 PM – 02:00 PM University booth set-up (continued)
02:00 PM Fair opens to the public
05:00 PM Fair closes
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel
259 Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road.
Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
7,626 students from the “Land of Smiles” chose to pursue higher education in the United States in 2011- 2012, according to Open Doors. American universities and colleges continue to be Thai students’ most preferred international study destination.
Thailand's political, commercial, industrial and cultural hub, and Thailand’s most densely populated city, with about 12 million people. The IIE fair attracts the most visitors of any U.S. higher education fair held in Thailand each year. Last year, eager Thai and international students and their parents met with admissions officers from 47 institutions, with about 40% seeking undergraduate programs and 60% planning to pursue graduate studies.
Country Guide City Guide
Participants are advised to check with Thai diplomatic or consular missions regarding visa requirements. Citizens from 40 countries (including the United States) may enter Thailand for up 30 days without a visa. For more information, please consult the U.S. Department of State
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel Grande Centre Point Hotel & Residence-Terminal21 Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok
Institute of International Education Office/Southeast Asia - Bangkok
6th Floor, Maneeya Center North.
518/3 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan.Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Ms. Sutasinee Kramomtong (Eve)
Program Officer, Education Services Unit
Phone: +66.0.2652.0653 ext. 112