By Jennifer Bild, WES
In the past ten years, the middle class in Latin America has grown 50% , comprising almost one third of the region’s population. This trend can in part be attributed to big strides made in the field of education and has subsequently spurred demand for continual improvements. One way the region has addressed this need is by implementing scholarship and partnership programs that focus on increasing outward student mobility. The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program  has caused a 51% increase in the number of Brazilian students enrolled at U.S. universities. Since the creation of the FOBESII partnership  between the U.S. and Mexico, the number of Mexican students in the U.S. has doubled. Meanwhile, the governments in Chile and Colombia have developed partnerships at the institutional level, funding thousands of STEM students abroad.
With an increasing number of Latin American students looking abroad for educational opportunities, this collection of WES resources will help strengthen your knowledge base and international student recruitment processes for the region.
Education in Colombia
Education in Mexico
November 13, 2015
Between 2010 and 2012, World Education Services experienced a 25% increase in the number of Mexican international students seeking an evaluation of their academic credentials. During…
Education in Venezuela
November 20, 2015
Due to economic downfall and a growing exodus of professors and young professionals, the number of Venezuelan students studying in the US grew 14% during the last school year. As higher…
Education in Brazil
Education in Argentina
December 11, 2015
The number of incoming international students is on the rise, especially at the undergraduate level. In the 2013/2014 school year, 301,114 international students were enrolled in US bachelor’s …
A discussion about the higher education system in Peru with Kevin Rolwing, Area Director at WES, who recently delivered a webinar on the topic.
- Latin America: Government Scholarships as the Driver of Student Mobility and Capacity Building 
- Brazil: Pathways for the Future 
- Higher Education in Chile 
- Higher Education in the Dominican Republic: International Mobility and the Challenges of Expanding Domestic Provision 
- Mexico’s International Students: Down, But Not Out 
- Education in Venezuela: Reform, Expansion and an Uncertain Future 
- Education in Mexico