Mobility Trends

Study Abroad: Can U.S. Institutions Do Better? Trends, Benefits, Access, and Equity

U.S. students’ study abroad participation rates are creeping up, while the duration of programs is plummeting. Available research can help shed lights on who gets to participate, the impact of short term programs, and how to increase both access and benefits for the widest possible range of participants.


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Do Systemic Mobility Constraints Impose Limitations on 100,000 Strong Goals?

Across Latin America, degree recognition failures are common. US HEIs should understand systemic constraints, to help students & recruit more effectively.


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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Recruitment Beyond China: Lower-Middle-Income Countries Show Promise

Student mobility from lower-middle-income countries is on the rise. That’s good news for U.S. colleges and universities that don’t have top-tier rankings.


Posted in Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

International Women: The Key to Gender Parity in U.S. Science & Engineering Departments?

Could rising engineering and computer sciences enrollments among international women studying at U.S. higher education institutions signal a shift in a long-standing gender imbalance? Learn more.


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Philippines K-12 Reforms Poised to Transform Higher Education System

Although aimed at the K-12 sector, recent educational reforms in the Philippines are expected dramatically affect the nation’s higher education system – and potentially Filipino students’ international mobility – as well.


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The Gaokao: History, Reform, and Rising International Significance of China’s National College Entrance Examination

For more almost 9.5 million rising high school graduates across China, the gaokao, a three-day, high-stakes college entrance exam, has a life-long impact. Results determine student placement or exclusion from top-tier schools, as well as the ability to gain access to a higher rung of the social ladder.


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The Institutional Race for International Tuition Dollars: Are the Costs Acceptable?

National and institutional policies around the globe explicitly view international students through a short-term financial lens. But as we balance economic imperatives and higher education’s core mission, we must always ask: Can we justify the ethical, academic, and civic tradeoffs we’re making?


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Humanitarian Issues, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Providing Pathways for Refugees: Practical Tips for Credential Assessment

Bryce Loo and Alejandro Ortiz, Research Associates at World Education Services DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT &nbsp An alarming 60 million people – roughly equivalent to the population of Italy – were displaced by war, conflict or political repression in 2015. Among


Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Barriers to progress: Documentation challenges in Ukraine and Crimea

This article, which focuses on students in Ukraine, is the first in a periodic World Education News & Reviews series that will springboard off of the insights of credential evaluators at World Education Services (WES) to highlight the challenges faced


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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Europe, Mobility Trends

How will lower oil prices affect international enrollments from OPEC countries?

Alejandro Ortiz, Research Associate at World Education Services Oil prices dropped to a 12-year low in February, throwing oil-dependent economies into turmoil. Given how much oil revenue contributes to the flow of international students coming to the U.S., it’s worth


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