FSVN candidates are from Vietnam. They are 27 years of age, on average. They were all raised in a strong Catholic environment, whose parents are Catholic. They are affiliated with a parish, where they are actively participating in parish life and pastoral work. They have at least a Bachelor’s degree in various majors from computer science, engineering, business administration to education, law, and psychology from colleges and universities in Vietnam. Their level of English language proficiency varies from beginner to the advanced.