Mr Luong Tien Thanh, who finished the Newton Programme at INTO
UEA this summer, and Ms Pham Thuy Anh, who graduated from INTO
Scotland in 2009, are undertaking internships with the INTO Vietnam
office in Hanoi until September.
An excellent advert for INTO, the students travel the country
giving presentations on their INTO programmes at agents' offices,
fairs and seminars; training counsellors; and meeting prospective
students and parents, all of whom benefit from their first hand
experience of INTO.
So far the students have been involved in two successful British
Council seminars in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Thanh Luong also
joined Head of Student Recruitment, INTO UEA London and City, David
Amor on a talk show on Hanoi's official TV station - a great
opportunity to market INTO UEA and City courses and
Said David Amor: "The show was focused on study abroad and we
were speaking about opportunities in the UK and at the University
of East Anglia specifically.
Discussion included differences between A-levels and foundation
programmes as well as what students can expect from a UK education.
We also talked about the consistently high success rates of
Vietnamese students when studying with INTO in the UK."
Although the show will have a large viewership when broadcast in
early August, Thanh Luong was keen to downplay his moment in the
media spotlight. "It was OK, but to be honest I do not prefer being
myself being on the TV screen or other public images. However, I
did try to be as good as I can."
Nguyen Thi Huong Thu, INTO's Regional Manager in Vietnam, said:
"We are pleased to showcase true success stories of INTO alumni to
our agents, potential students and parents through Thuy Anh and
Tien Thanh. They certainly are wonderful ambassadors for the INTO
A-level Newton program and INTO Scotland."
Luong Tien Thanh will start a degree at the London School
of Economics in September. Pham Thuy Anh, who finished her master's
at Glasgow Caledonian University last year, is now working at as a
Business Development Officer at an English Centre in Hanoi and
takes part in the internship on weekends.