Original Research

Third-Party Pathway Programs – A Guide to Negotiating Contracts

Often criticized, online education is also considered a promising means to increase access to education in developing countries.


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Navigating a New Paradigm for International Student Recruitment

The latest research from WES examines how 270 higher education professionals in the U.S. have dealt with declining international enrollments, and offers practical recommendations for recruiting and supporting students from abroad.


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International Student Pathways to Permanent Residence in Canada: Canada Research in Brief

In late 2017, WES surveyed prospective international students about why they planned to come to Canada, and why they plan to stay on. A snapshot of our findings shows what we learned.


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Beyond Syria: A Look at Three Other Countries in Crisis

Iran, Bhutan, and Eritrea all send significant numbers of displaced people to the United States and Canada. Understanding the context of their plight and their educational circumstances is key for host institutions hoping to assist them.


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Career Expectations, Experiences, and Outcomes of U.S.-Educated International Students: What We Learned

Our research team surveyed more than 2,000 international students to answer a key question: What international students’ career outcomes?


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Decoding International Students’ Experiences With Education Agents: Insights for U.S. Institutions

New research from WES Looks at what 5,880 current or prospective international students from around the world have to say about working with education agents.


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Early Insights From Canada: What Help Do Refugees Need to Enroll in North American Higher Education?

How can institutions help students who are among the tens of thousands of newly arrived refugees in Canada and the U.S.? Discover insights from a small-scale WES pilot project.


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$39.4 Billion: The Money We Miss by Under-Employing College-Educated Immigrants

Doctors working as cabbies, engineers as janitors: That’s the story of one in four college-educated immigrants in the U.S. A look at the barriers, costs, and solutions.


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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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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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