CDSSEA 12 Cross-Border Higher Education, Social Capital Accumulation and Everyday Life Negotiation
Cross-Border Higher Education, Social Capital Accumulation and Everyday Life Negotiation: Cambodian Students in Hanoi, VietnamIn the era of globalization and increased consumption of overseas higher education, many countries around the world have been seeking opportunities to reform their countries’ economic and educational policies so as to reduce poverty. Cambodia is no exception. It is necessary for Cambodia to strive for international cooperation and support in order to effectively improve their higher education system. Sending students to study at higher education in foreign countries is one effective strategy adopted by the Cambodian government to gain knowledge and expertise from other countries. When it comes to overseas education, developed countries such as the United States of America, Australia, Singapore and/or European countries are often the first destinations to be considered by Cambodian students. However, in recent years, Vietnam has become another option, which has increasingly become prominent in the host list of cross-border higher education for Cambodians and other countries’ nationals in the region.