Credential Evaluation Issues

Converting Secondary Grades from India

By WES Staff Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that appeared in the October 2011 issue of WENR. The article has been updated to include sample secondary documents with explanatory notes. This section and a link


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Evaluating Academic Credentials from Brazil

By Carlos Monroy, Area Specialist, World Education Services and Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN BRAZIL   Introduction In academic year 2010/11 there were 8,777 Brazilian students at U.S. colleges and universities. While


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Obtaining Authentic Secondary Credentials from Saudi Arabia

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews and Ari Mihael, WES Assistant Director and Area Specialist Universities around the world have seen huge increases in the numbers of Saudi students enrolling on their campuses over the last half


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WES Data Trends Among Saudi Applicants for Credential Evaluation

By Yoko Kono, Research Associate, WES Research and Advisory Services Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Since 1989, information specialists at World Education Services (WES) have been using and maintaining a state-of-the-art credential evaluation database known as AICES


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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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Hong Kong Shares Details on Education Reforms and Desire for Academic Hub Status

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews A high-level delegation of education leaders from Hong Kong toured the United States this month, stopping in New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco to strengthen ties with universities, government officials


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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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Conflicting International Enrollment Trends at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews With the publication of two studies on international enrollments at US institutions of higher education released within weeks of each other in October and November, a somewhat conflicted picture begins to


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