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On the verge when Vietnam and the countries in the region prepare to participate into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015, higher education plays a crucial role, especially when it demands to “produce” competent graduates capable of successfully integrating into the region and the world. In this regard, this paper aims (i) to affirm the awareness and importance of quality assurance in internationalization of higher education, (ii) share the experiences and lessons learned from the practices of internationalizing academic programs from perspective of quality assurance (QA) at the Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature (EF), University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh (VNU-HCM), (iii) analyze difficulties encountered in implementing QA initiatives, and (iv) propose some suggestions on how an academic faculty or department in a context similar to that of Vietnam should do to promote internationalization efforts and initiatives.