Americas

Indian Perceptions of US Higher Education

By Vijaya Khandavilli VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN INDIA Universities and colleges in the United States have long been the destination of choice for internationally mobile students from India. This especially has been the case in the last decade


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Offshore Medical Schools in the Caribbean

By Antonella Parolini and Cindy Platek, Credential Evaluators, World Education Services What are offshore medical schools? Offshore medical schools are medical institutions outside the United States that mainly cater to international medical students, most of them U.S. or Canadian citizens.


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Caribbean Medical Education – the Process

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education Services The business of educating aspiring U.S. medical professionals internationally, and in the Caribbean in particular, has exploded in the last decade. By and large, the schools that cater to overseas students in the


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India and the United States: Cooperating in Education Across Borders

Rahul Choudaha, Associate Director of Development and Innovation, World Education Services The Indian government in March approved a plan to allow foreign universities to establish campuses and award degrees within its borders. The bill, which is awaiting a vote from


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Haiti Education Profile: Post-Earthquake

By Richard André, WES Research Assistant The poverty of education Two months have passed since the Caribbean nation of Haiti was ravaged by a massive earthquake. The disaster took the lives of more than 250,000 Haitians and caused an estimated


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Skilled Immigrants and the Recognition of Foreign Credentials in the United States

By Nejdan Yildiz, WES Community Outreach Coordinator The United States, as a country built by immigrants, has an immigration policy that would be considered more welcoming than that of most developed nations. According to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), there


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Speeding the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications in Canada

A new framework to speed the integration of foreign-trained immigrants into the Canadian workforce was introduced in late November as part of the Canadian Government’s strategy to attract and integrate “ the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce


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Good Practices for the Recognition of International Credentials in Canada

Timothy Owen & Sophia J. Lowe, World Education Services, Canada This is an abridged and slightly modified version of the Canada country report written by Timothy Owen and Sophia J. Lowe for UNESCO’s Expert Group Meeting on Migration and Education:


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Making Sense of International Joint Degrees in Canada and Beyond

By Nick Clark, Editor, WENR and Sophia Lowe, Research and Policy Analyst, WES Canada Cross-border university enrollments have been skyrocketing over the past decade, however, the global expansion and internationalization of post-secondary education should still be considered in its formative


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Education in Colombia: Assessing Partial High School Credits

By Sophia Lowe, Research and Policy Analyst, WES Canada VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN COLOMBIA In this issue of World Education News & Reviews we present an overview of the Colombian secondary education system. The research for this project was


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