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1 EXPORTING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Clarence van der Wel, Academic Colleges Group

2 Exporting Educational Services This presentation will look at: ACG in NZ and Indonesia ACG in Vietnam

3 ACG in New Zealand 3,500 students, 300+ teachers Four private schools from Preschool to Year 13

4 ACG in New Zealand ……. and an English Language School plus two University Foundation Studies programmes for international students on behalf of:

5 ACG in New Zealand 1,200 international students from 38 different countries Main markets: China, Korea, Middle East, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Kazakhstan & Taiwan

6 ACG in Indonesia 2001: ACG English School Jakarta IELTS preparation Conversation classes One-to-One Business English

7 ACG in Indonesia ACG Jakarta 2011: K – 11 international school Teach in English International curriculum 240 students New classrooms & library Landscaped grounds Play areas & swimming pool

8 Delivering NZ-based education in Vietnam - the ACG Experience Traditionally, the Vietnam/NZ education relationship has revolved around Vietnamese students travelling to NZ to study In 2004, ACG committed itself to building schools in Vietnam and delivering world-class education to foreign and Vietnamese students in- country

9 ACG in Vietnam ACG International School Vietnam Australian International School Vietnam (80% ownership) K – 13 Schools 1000 students Teach in English International curriculum Teach Vietnamese: Language Culture & History

10 ACG in Vietnam ACG International School Vietnam PHASE ONE 2004 Twelve classroomsPlay areas

11 ACG in Vietnam ACG International School Vietnam PHASE ONE Swimming poolTennis courts

12 ACG in Vietnam Risks: Construction!

13 ACG in Vietnam ACG International School Vietnam PHASE TWO August ‘08

14 ACG in Vietnam 50+ classrooms; plus Art & Design Laboratories Auditorium /Drama Gymnasium Cafeteria Libraries Full coverage wireless network and state of the art e-learning system

15 ACG in Vietnam A substantial addition of 23,000m2 Aim to have 1,800 students; turnover of NZ$35M and returns to NZ of $5M a year with $5M reinvested in Vietnam

16 ACG in Vietnam Observations NZ teaching techniques & teachers work well in Vietnam Vietnamese students need to retain their special character as Vietnamese citizens (language, culture and history) and we need to work closely with MOET & DOET on all issues.

17 ACG in Vietnam Observations NZ managed schools in Vietnam give foreign and Vietnamese students a good stairway to further study in NZ and other universities (including foreign universities in Vietnam). NZ universities and institutes of technology could consider applying to teach in Vietnam.

18 ACG in Vietnam Our Lessons Learn the law on education, human resources, visas, importing of books, IP protection, land & construction, taxation (note that there is no Double Taxation Agreement between NZ and VN). Note the favourable tax incentives in Vietnam. Talk with MOET and DOET to understand what the government requires and what its education plans are and what ‘other country’ education providers are planning.

19 ACG in Vietnam Our Lessons Get good legal and accounting advice and a good partner in Vietnam who understands the demographics and competition and can obtain licenses. You can’t do it on your own. Learn that Vietnamese have a strong culture and respect it as fast as you can learn about it.


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