Vietnam has 15,000 students in US

The number of Vietnamese students studying in US colleges and universities has increased by 4.6 percent from last year to reach 15,500 in 2012, according to the Institute of International Education. 

In its recently released Open Doors 2012 annual report, the institute said that only seven other countries in the world send more students to the US. 
This is the 12th consecutive year of growth. More than 70 percent of the 15,500 Vietnamese students are studying as undergraduates.-VNA