Montana State University and a talk to Renee A.Reijo Pera

Exploring the MSU (Montana State University) is a memorable experience for me. Even though I was being cold and shivering, the cold can not stop me from enjoying this beautiful campus and learning about this university. Founded in 1893, the school initially offered Agriculture and Engineering as two main major subjects. Over the time, programs … Continue reading Montana State University and a talk to Renee A.Reijo Pera

Spending time with the next female mayor of Bozeman

Last night, the next Mayor of Bozeman hosted an intimate dinner for me then the incumbent Mayor drove me home. My heart is full of love for Bozeman… https://youtu.be/BviPDnhJZyc My teacher at university used to told his students: "The success of leadership is intimacy and friendliness. Keeping the distance is not the style that work … Continue reading Spending time with the next female mayor of Bozeman

Closing the past conflict and fostering a collaborative future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvYNfm9GYU&feature=youtu.be Being honorably welcomed by the Mayor and the City Commission of Bozeman city on October 23  is a memorial moment in my trip to America. In the video, I was introduced by Mr. Fontenot, the Director of Economic Development and shaking hands with Mayor Taylor (my speech can be found at 3:18). The hospitality of … Continue reading Closing the past conflict and fostering a collaborative future

The engine behind economic growth

My first impression with Bozeman is the amazing mountain views and scenery I saw after landing in Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport . It’s easy to fall in love with the landscape, but beyond the tourism potential, the vibe of this fast-growing city is even more attractive to me. It is actually Montana’s strongest local economy and the most … Continue reading The engine behind economic growth

Helena – One day, many ideas

When I was looking for suggestions for better promoting my city's tourism brand, my host offered me a trip to Helena, the Capitol of Montana State. He helped me organize a meeting with Pam Haxby Cote who is the Director of Office of Tourism and Business Development, Department of Commerce in Montana State. It was really interesting … Continue reading Helena – One day, many ideas

We believe in standing by our start up companies

An interesting similarity between Danang (my hometown) and Bozeman, Mt (my hosted city) is that we are both seeking for solutions to support start up companies. While 97% of enterprises in Danang is small and medium enterprises and they need assistant to be able to set up their business, the City of Bozeman is trying … Continue reading We believe in standing by our start up companies

To those who are transgender, you are not alone in Bozeman

I was excited to come to the City Commission Meeting on October 16, 2017 to see the city voted on gender neutral bathrooms. I think what I was experiencing in Bozeman is  an important moment in history of civil right. Transgender people are particularly vulnerable and the city is trying to support them by establishing … Continue reading To those who are transgender, you are not alone in Bozeman

YSEALI event in honor of the 40th Anniversary of U.S. ASEAN relations

The 40th Anniversary of U.S. ASEAN relations is a special event that I had chance to participate in my trip to America. On October 12 2017, I and other fellows joined the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center to celebrate this great landmark of U.S- ASEAN partnership. Deputy Assistant Secretary of … Continue reading YSEALI event in honor of the 40th Anniversary of U.S. ASEAN relations