Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does SEAMEO RETRAC stand for? Is it an international organization or
a governmental agency?
SEAMEO RETRAC stands for Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
Regional Training Center. It is an international organization, and, at the same
time, closely participates in various national projects directed and funded by
the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam. For more details, please
2. What is the mission of SEAMEO RETRAC? What are its main activities?
The mission of SEAMEO RETRAC is to assist SEAMEO Member Countries to identify
and address issues of educational leadership and management. Its main activities
focus on research, training, consultancy, information dissemination, community
service, networking and partnership.
For more information related to Educational Leadership and Management, please
click this link; and for English Language Training, please click this link.
3. Where is SEAMEO RETRAC located? Does it have any branches?
The main campus of SEAMEO RETRAC is located at 35 Le Thanh Ton Street, Dist.
1, HCMC, Vietnam. Telephone: (84-8) 3823 2174 – 3824 5618; Fax: (84-8) 3823 2175.
The Center has another branch at 205-207 Tran Hung Dao (B) Street, Dist. 5,
HCMC. Telephone: (84-8) 3952 0068 – 3952 0070; Fax (84-8) 3952 0071.
4. Is SEAMEO RETRAC only an English Language Center?
No. English language training is only one of its activities. SEAMEO RETRAC also
provides different kinds of training and services in education including educational
leadership and management, ICT, educational assessment and testing, quality assurance
and accreditation, innovations in teaching and learning and so on.
5. Does SEAMEO RETRAC provide advice/counseling for overseas study? If yes,
who should I contact?
Yes, it does. You may contact IDD at email@example.com. IDD provides necessary
information about international institutions, relevant advice and guidance and
application procedures. In particular, you will receive up-to-date information
on tuition fees, admission requirements, accommodations and visa application.
Schools introduced are qualified, prestigious and academically accredited. Our
ample experiences will bring success to your future study abroad.
6. Can you provide information about special programs currently offered for
Yes, SEAMEO RETRAC currently conducts pre-departure academic programs for MOET-322,
Tra-Vinh-100 and the 10,000 Ph.D. scheme. Please follow this link for more details.