Saudi Arabia

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 Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, 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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Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW ARCHIVED WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN SAUDI ARABIA   In the January 2012 issue of WENR we offered a guide to obtaining and evaluating authentic secondary credentials from Saudi Arabia, focusing specifically


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Student Segmentation for an Effective International Enrollment Strategy

By Rahul Choudaha – WES Research & Advisory Services, Li Chang – WES Research & Advisory Services, Paul Schulmann – WES Research & Advisory Services CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT AND ACCESS ARCHIVED WEBINAR SERIES   According to


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Strategic Internationalization

International Graduate Enrollment Trends in the U.S.

By Li Chang, WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS In the global competition for talent, graduate schools in the U.S. need to develop responsive strategies that diversify their student bodies and adapt to emerging recruitment


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Posted in Americas, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Globally Mobile Saudi Students: Agents of Economic, Social & Cultural Transformation?

By Yoko Kono ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS Higher education advancement is closely tied to the development of a nation, and despite its relative wealth, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is no exception.  In 2009, KSA adopted the


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Behind the Open Doors: International Enrollment Growth at the Expense of Diversity?

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN SAUDI ARABIA The Institute of International Education (IIE) released its annual accounting of academic mobility into and out of the United States in early November with


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Obtaining Authentic Secondary Credentials from Saudi Arabia

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews and Ari Mihael, WES Assistant Director and Area Specialist Universities around the world have seen huge increases in the numbers of Saudi students enrolling on their campuses over the last half


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Posted in Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues, Education System Profiles, Middle East

WES Data Trends Among Saudi Applicants for Credential Evaluation

By Yoko Kono, Research Associate, WES Research and Advisory Services Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Since 1989, information specialists at World Education Services (WES) have been using and maintaining a state-of-the-art credential evaluation database known as AICES


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues, Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Working with Academic Credentials from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

By WES Staff VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN QATAR, KUWAIT, AND U.A.E.   What follows is a quick primer on the academic systems of three states in the Persian Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. While education


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