Written by Elizabeth C. Martinez Saturday, 24 September 2011 09:56
EDINBURG — Ai Nhan Ngo moved from Vietnam to earn a master’s in English as a second language at the University of Texas-Pan American last month. With her degree, Ngo plans to open a business back home teaching English to the Vietnamese.
“The economic situation in Vietnam is not great, and there is a very high need to know English there, especially if you want a good job working either with the government or international business,” Ngo said.
Ngo is among hundreds of other students that come to UTPA with an academic F1 visa to study in the United States. According to UTPA’s Office of International Admissions and Services Director Pam Chapa, there are 486 foreign students attending UTPA with an F1 visa.