Caribbean

Higher Education in the Dominican Republic: International Mobility and the Challenges of Expanding Domestic Provision

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Situated in the Caribbean on the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti, the Dominican Republic has a rapidly growing economy that has shifted in recent


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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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Haiti Education Profile: Post-Earthquake

By Richard André, WES Research Assistant The poverty of education Two months have passed since the Caribbean nation of Haiti was ravaged by a massive earthquake. The disaster took the lives of more than 250,000 Haitians and caused an estimated


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Introduction Since the 1990s, the issue of quality assurance in higher education has become a focus of governments across Latin America and the Caribbean, and numerous accreditation organizations have emerged as a result. Large-scale expansion and diversification in the higher-education


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