Original Research

Migration Paths: How Do Highly Skilled Workers Make Their Way to Canada?

With Immigrant interest in Canada surging, WES surveyed 7,120 applicants for Canada’s skilled worker program to better understand their backgrounds and skills.


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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Current Issue, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

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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Indian Master’s Students on U.S. Campuses: How Needs Differ Across Three Key Disciplines

Indian students are a rising force on U.S. campuses. But what are their motivations and experiences once here? WES examines insights from surveys of U.S.-enrolled Indian master’s students in three top fields – engineering, math/computer sciences & business. Based on original research.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

Beyond the Basics: Top-Line Recommendations for International Student ‘First Responders’

WES research suggests a clear tie between international student well-being on campus and the success of future recruitment efforts. It’s with an eye on these realities that we’ve outlined a handful of recommendations for those who most often interface with international students, for support services offices that tend to have a non-international focus, and for faculty engagement. Learn more.


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

The International Student Experience: A Crucial Domain of Recruitment and Retention

International student alumni can be an institution’s biggest brand ambassadors, but only if they have a good experience on campus. The research team at WES surveyed almost 5,000 current or formal international students to learn more about what did and didn’t work for them during their time at U.S. institutions – and to develop actionable recommendations to help HEIs better meet student needs and future recruitment goals.


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

Infographic: The International Student Experience

Do you know which group of international students suffers most deeply from homesickness? What about which ones have trouble making peer-to-peer or student-to-faculty connections? In order to help higher education institutions better understand the needs and experiences of students from


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Better Career Services for International Students = Better Retention and Recruitment

Good career prospects are a major pull factor for international students who come to the U.S., but the career services available on campus often fall short. With an eye toward improved recruitment, retention, and better student experience, the WES research team examined what works and what doesn’t at campuses across the U.S.


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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration, 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

The Next Frontier: ROI Evaluation in International Student Recruitment

Megha Roy and Zhengrong Lu, Research Associates at World Education Services In the coming decade, institutions of higher education across the U.S. will face two realities now reshaping the enrollment landscape. On the one hand, global demand for international higher


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research

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


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization