Mobility Trends

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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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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More Chinese Students Pursuing Art and Design Dreams in the U.S.

Zhengrong Lu, Research Associate at World Education Services The last year has seen a steady drumbeat of news about the falling rate of Chinese enrollment in U.S. higher ed. Given the numbers at stake – billions of dollars, hundreds of


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North American Neighbors: Key Drivers of International Student Mobility Between Canada and the U.S.

Bryce Loo, Research Associate at World Education Services The influx of international students into both Canadian and U.S. institutions of higher education is continually tracked and parsed. Less often examined is the large-scale mobility between these two neighbors[1]. While neither


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What Can Be Learned from the Brazilian Scholarship Cut?

By Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP), the flagship scholarship program of the Brazilian government, is facing budget cuts next year due to a lack of


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The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees

Jessica Magaziner, Credential Analyst at World Education Services Introduction The Syrian conflict has been covered extensively in the news since its violent inception in the spring of 2011. This conflict has resulted in extreme loss of life, societal destruction and


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Mobility Patterns and Pathways of Indian Engineers to the U.S.

By Rahul Choudaha, Megha Roy – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   More than 25 million Indians have emigrated and currently reside in countries around the world. Nearly 2.6 million of them live in


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New Study: How International Bachelor’s Students Choose Institutions

By Alejandro Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   During the 2013-2014 academic year, the growth of international students at the bachelor’s level outpaced that of master’s students, increasing 54% from 2008-2009 to


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WES Policy on Selected Three-Year Bachelor’s Degrees from India

World Education Services VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: REFORMS TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA   More than 102,000 Indian students were enrolled at a U.S. institution of higher education in 2014. Of these, 60 percent were enrolled at the graduate level. This


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Saudi Students Flock to a Diverse Set of U.S. Institutions

By Bryce Loo – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   In the 2013/14 academic year, Saudi Arabia was the fourth largest sender of students to the U.S. with 53,919 students, up over 20% from


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