Current Issue

Recruiting and Working With Nigerian Students: An EducationUSA Q&A

Nancy Keteku, EducationUSA’s regional advising coordinator for West and Central Africa, addresses frequently asked questions from admissions officers seeking to recruit and admit Nigerian students. Topics include visas, agents, and standardized test requirements.


Posted in Africa, Credential Evaluation Issues, Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting

The Sino-African Higher Educational Exchange: How Big Is It and Will It Continue?

Mini Gu, Quality Assurance Specialist SIGN UP FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA WEBINAR &nbsp A quick scan of the higher education news coming out of Africa shows both progress and setbacks in recent months. Some snapshots: South Africa, Egypt ,and Tunisia


Posted in Africa, Current Issue, Mobility Trends

African Student Mobility: Regional Trends and Recommendations for U.S. HEIs

Africa sent some 427,311 tertiary-level students abroad in 2014. U.S. HEIs already enroll a substantial number from Nigeria. But what other countries might become significant countries of origin for U.S.-bound students? WENR examines changing mobility trends, push and pull factors within the region, and ways U.S. institutions can attract and support a wider range of African students.


Posted in Africa, Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Nigeria: How Will the Economic Downturn Affect Outbound Student Mobility?

Nigerians comprise the 14th largest group of foreign students in the United States. As Nigeria struggles through an extended economic slump, how will outbound student flows be affected?


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Posted in Africa, Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Education in Nigeria

An updated look at Nigeria’s education system, featuring an overview of the higher education sector and quality challenges, sample documents, grade equivalencies and more.


Posted in Africa, Current Issue, Education System Profiles

A Message from Mariam Assefa

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of WENR. The February issue was planned well in advance of current events that may affect international student enrollments in the U.S., but its focus on Iran and the broader MENA region is highly relevant to this moment in our nation’s history.


Posted in Current Issue, Special Issue

Academic Mobility in the Middle East and Egypt: If not West, Where Will Students Go?

Despite hosting a record number of international students in 2015/16, the U.S. has seen its overall share of the global education market decline in recent years. In the face of increased travel restrictions on students, insight into enrollment patterns in the regions that are most affected can help institutions better plan future international recruitment efforts.


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Posted in Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Educating Iran: Demographics, Massification, and Missed Opportunities

The vast majority of Iranian students on U.S. campuses are graduate-level scholars in the engineering and STEM fields. What factors drive them to leave Iran, what are their stay rates, and what are the potential economic costs of barring our doors to them?


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Education in Iran

An overview of Iran’s education system and of outbound student mobility; includes insight into how to evaluate common Iranian academic credentials at both the secondary and tertiary levels.


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Students From the Middle East and North Africa: Motivations, On-Campus Experiences, and Areas of Need

The MENA region is second only to Asia as a contributor of students to U.S. based institutions. Original WES research illuminates the distinct needs of students from across the region, and the supports most critical to ensuring that they have good campus and academic experiences.


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