Americas

International Education in a Difficult and Uncertain U.S. Political Environment

The travel ban fiasco and other actions out of Washington have damaged U.S. higher education, and shaken the long held perception among students, their parents, and others of the United States as an open and welcoming country for international education.


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Higher Education’s Role in National Refugee Integration: Four Cases

The importance of providing refugees from Syria and elsewhere opportunities to continue and complete higher education is clear to many countries. We look at 4 examples of national refugee integration.


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Community Colleges: An Unexpected On-Ramp for International Students

More than nine percent of all international students in the U.S. attend community colleges. WENR examines enrollment trends, the challenges and benefits of internationalization at community colleges, and practical strategies for both two- and four-year colleges seeking to build on the trend.


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Do Systemic Mobility Constraints Impose Limitations on 100,000 Strong Goals?

Across Latin America, degree recognition failures are common. US HEIs should understand systemic constraints, to help students & recruit more effectively.


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Education in Mexico 

An overview of Mexico’s education system, including accreditation and credential evaluation issues, and of recent mobility trends to and from Mexico.


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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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Addressing the U.S. Global Partnership Lag

Ian Wright, Director of Partnerships In an era of declining public investment in higher education and increasing global competition for students, a comprehensive internationalization strategy is non-negotiable for higher education institutions of every stripe. “The internationalisation of a university is


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Education in Colombia

Silje Immerstein, Research Associate at World Education Services In this article we will provide an overview of the Colombian education system, highlighting its history development, structure and grading scales. We also take a look at current and future trends in


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Education in Latin America

By Jennifer Bild World Education Services 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


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Can U.S. Universities Compete in the Southeast Asian Transnational Education Market?

By Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   According to WES’ recent survey of U.S.-bound international millennial students, 44% of students from Southeast Asia[i] considered pursuing a foreign degree in a country


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