• "The Capstone program of pairing potential families with our school was very positive. We spoke with a total of 11 students and families over the two days, and a 12th family has applied because they are a classmate of a participant in the program that is now enrolled. Overall, we have been able to welcome two students with a hope of a third. The informational deliverables provided by Capstone summarizing each candidate and family are clean, detailed and clear as to which Capstone adviser works with the student and school. The platform (Zoom) and conversations themselves are well-run, with Capstone available as translators for family needs. This is something we will certainly consider investing in again, and recommend it for schools looking for strong, Vietnamese candidates."

  • MTSU participated in the Capstone Vietnam virtual Fall Flex Fairs in five Vietnamese cities in November.  These were the first hybrid type virtual fairs that I have done. The format included an MTSU representative on site, a designated translator in the Capstone office, and me, an international student recruiter, on my laptop in Tennessee.  Previously, I had done only in person or all online virtual fairs.  This format provided the best of both virtual and in person representation.  The Capstone assigned representative and translator was outstanding. They were very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and eager to promote my university.  Moreover, the format was easy to use and glitch free.  The Capstone staff gave excellent customer service and assistance in building the virtual booths, uploading the required documents, and answering all my questions.  After the fair, we were also given important and targeted diagnostics which enabled me to follow up on all the visitors to our booth and all the student participants in the virtual fair.  These valuable leads will prove invaluable to our outreach strategy for Vietnamese students.  The quality of the prospective students was also excellent. I found them to be very serious, well-qualified, knowledgeable about the US higher education system, and confident to ask the right questions.  They seemed to know exactly what they wanted from a US American degree.  

    I’ve participated in over 30 virtual fairs all around the world this year, and I can say with certainty that the Capstone Vietnam organization is superior.  They offer excellent customer service, great access to well-qualified students, and a true commitment to international education.  I am grateful to have found such a great partner in Vietnam to promote my university.  Please do contact me if you need further information

  • I have been delighted to work directly with Capstone Vietnam for the past three years, though their relationship with my college has existed much longer. As an agency, they are relationship focused, transparent, caring and highly ethical. It is very clear they are invested in educating HEIs about trends and best practices in the region and will offer any support services needed for HEIs to be successful (they’ll even take you to the pharmacy if you find yourself in need!).

    Capstone has sent us several of our top students from Vietnam, and as a true testament to  their great work, we will be receiving the younger sibling of one of our Capstone graduates next quarter—nothing speaks to real, long-term family satisfaction as much as sending another child.

    I feel very confident in recommending Capstone to HEIs that are interested in building their portfolio in Vietnam. I also welcome people to reach out if they want more in depth feedback. I certainly many more good things to say.

  • Thank you so much for all your hard work, your flexibility and diligence in pulling together everything for a very successful recruitment event. 

    It was an absolute pleasure working with your professional, dedicated and client-focused team in September of 2019 in Vietnam. Our several event days flowed smoothly and a number of guests remarked how much attention to detail there was, from the moment they walked into our rooms.

    I want to say a big thank you for your efforts and amazing assistance to Pures College by Capstone team.

    I am glad I have been able to work with individuals who were so determined and committed to making this event a success. I do hope we will meet again soon.

  • Mark Ashwill and the Capstone Vietnam staff are phenomenal!!!  They go above and beyond with their professionalism, their communication and follow-up and, most important and impressive to me, their hospitality!  My institutions and I have participated in Vietnam recruiting trips with Capstone Vietnam now for the past two years and they have been nothing but the best experiences for me.  My institutions and I look forward to hopefully many more years of partnership with Capstone and helping give prospective Vietnamese students and families the best and most accurate information to help them make a very important decision!  I have nothing but positive things to say about Capstone Vietnam, Mark and the Capstone staff. They are truly wonderful to work with!

  • This fall’s Capstone Education Fair series was excellent, as usual!  The fairs were well organized and well attended, and I’m always amazed at the huge number of well-trained student volunteers who help with interpreting and other logistics—they really do a great job.  The Capstone staff are enjoyable to travel with, and I am looking forward to my next trip to Vietnam with Capstone!

  • I really enjoy the Capstone events; all the school visits and fairs are well-organized. I met many qualified students. Capstone provides both university reps and students/parents a wonderful opportunity to have long and great conversation instead of counting the number of students we talk to each day. Capstone staff are experienced and student assistants are so helpful during the fairs.

  • Deciding what country to invest costly recruitment efforts in is always a risk. And personally, traveling to a new country can be tough. Mark Ashwill and his Capstone staff alleviated that travel stress and affirmed our decision to invest in Vietnamese student  recruitment with a detailed pre-communication plan and an organized approach to recruitment visits. With only one trip with Capstone, we are optimistic our Vietnamese student enrollment will increase.

  • We have worked with Capstone Vietnam over the past several years.  They are exceptional partners in helping our college establish a strong presence in Vietnam.  Their knowledge and understanding of the Vietnamese market and educational system has greatly supported our efforts to increase enrollments from Vietnam.  

    Thank you Capstone! 

  • Here’s one about a coffee talk we organized in January 2018: 

    Very practical, very productive. The personal atmosphere and sitting and talking with a few very interested students and parents provided an atmosphere parallel to what students would experience at the university on a small campus. I would definitely want to do this again.   

  • Here’s another about two coffee talks we organized in November 2017:

    Thank you all so very much for organizing an excellent series of school visits and coffee talks for me while I was in HCMC and Hanoi.  I think this is helpful to Saint Rose’s recruitment efforts in Vietnam.  I appreciate the Facebook promotions, texting and articles.  I am very grateful to work with such smart and gracious professionals that  are truly valuable partners. 

  • The quality of Capstone's services puts them at the top of the class.  Capstone has a great relationship with the community and their staff didn’t hesitate to introduce me to partners. I would recommend that colleagues explore expanding their business relationships by working with Capstone Vietnam. 

  • We partnered with Capstone Vietnam since the launch of Hobsons’ Virtual Student Fairs. Mark and I worked together when he was director of IIE-Vietnam so I knew that his high-quality level of service would continue as we tried promoting our online events to students in Vietnam through Capstone.  Thank you Mark, Hang and all the team for the passion you put into your work every day! 

  • I was very pleased with my experience participating in the StudyUSA Higher Education Fair.  The Capstone Vietnam staff are very knowledgeable about the educational landscape in Vietnam and are very generous in sharing that knowledge.  There are so many higher education fairs that it can be difficult to select which ones to participate in but Mark and his staff make their fairs stand out amongst the rest.  Participating in this fair was more than just a fair, it was an opportunity to learn, network and visit local high schools.  I plan to continue our participation in these events.  

  • Capstone walks an extra kilometer or two in order to meet the exhibitors' needs. The interpreters were especially good as were Capstone staff in ensuring all went smoothly. It's clear Capstone knows how to attract authentic prospective students.


  • I have been working with Capstone Vietnam since its inception.  Capstone’s professional way of doing business, the immense knowledge of the US higher education system that their staff possess and the incredibly successful fairs they organize are the reasons Edmonds Community College has participated in all of their events related to studying in the United States. 

  • We were able to produce recruitment materials in country for a fraction of the price of what it would have cost to produce the same thing in the US and ship it to Vietnam. Capstone’s marketing and promotional ideas are innovative and effective. With their assistance we have been successful in building the brand and reputation of NOVA. 

  • Capstone Vietnam’s Study USA Fairs represent great value for community colleges seeking to recruit students from Vietnam. Capstone’s fairs are the only ones that are exclusive to U.S. community colleges/two-year institutions. Their quality of service and attention to detail are some of the best in the business, thanks to their experienced staff and carefully screened volunteers.   

  • The Capstone Fair series was a great success for the University of Colorado Denver.  It helped our University gain tremendous exposure in cities and especially high schools we would not have otherwise been able to access with similar results.  Capstone brings unparalleled expertise specific to the Vietnamese market and can give your school a more comprehensive strategy when recruiting in Vietnam.  The logistics and support they arrange throughout the tour are also highly commendable.  CU Denver is looking forward to joining the tour again!  

  • Edmonds Community College has been working closely with CAPSTONE for several years. We have been very pleased with the results of our partnership. Capstone staff are knowledge of the community college systems in the USA as well as their connections with local high schools and US consulate and embassy  have been instrumental in the success of their recruitment events.  Whether it is a fair or a high school visit, events are well-organized and, most importantly, very well-attended.  I strongly recommend CAPSTONE fairs to any school who wants to penetrate the Vietnamese market. This agency will open the door and provide market intelligence and support every step of the way. 

  • This is the second time this year (2014) that I had the opportunity to participate in the higher education fairs organized by Capstone Vietnam. Both times were productive and fun, thanks especially to the organization and warm hospitality of Dr. Mark Ashwill, managing director, Hang deputy director, and the rest of the Capstone staff. I attended a similar fair back in 2012, but the Capstone events are special in that these covered several cities and also involved visits to high schools that are important feeder schools for U.S. programs.  My PSU colleague, Aaron Hurt, and I enjoyed working with our Capstone student translators. Again, we are very grateful for the hospitality and kindness of Mark and his staff, and, more importantly, for the excellent organization, accommodations, and logistics of the Capstone crew. 


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