Original Research

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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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration, Strategic Internationalization

Providing Pathways for Refugees: Practical Tips for Credential Assessment

Bryce Loo and Alejandro Ortiz, Research Associates at World Education Services DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT &nbsp An alarming 60 million people – roughly equivalent to the population of Italy – were displaced by war, conflict or political repression in 2015. Among


Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

The Next Frontier: ROI Evaluation in International Student Recruitment

Megha Roy and Zhengrong Lu, Research Associates at World Education Services In the coming decade, institutions of higher education across the U.S. will face two realities now reshaping the enrollment landscape. On the one hand, global demand for international higher


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research

The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees

Jessica Magaziner, Credential Analyst at World Education Services Introduction The Syrian conflict has been covered extensively in the news since its violent inception in the spring of 2011. This conflict has resulted in extreme loss of life, societal destruction and


Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

Mobility Patterns and Pathways of Indian Engineers to the U.S.

By Rahul Choudaha, Megha Roy – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   More than 25 million Indians have emigrated and currently reside in countries around the world. Nearly 2.6 million of them live in


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How Master’s Students Choose Institutions: Research on International Student Segmentation

By Zhengrong Lu, Paul Schulmann – WES Research & Advisory Services DOWNLOAD REPORT ACCESS WEBINAR ARCHIVE     During the 2013/14 academic year, there were 181,371 international students pursuing master’s degrees in the U.S. This represents an increase of over


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Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

By Yuanyuan Fang, Megha Roy, Alejandro A. Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS The number of international students from just a few countries on major U.S. campuses has increased to such a level that headlines


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Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

International Recruitment for Master’s Programs: Trends, Issues, and Insights to Reshape Your International Enrollment Strategy

By Li Chang, Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services REGISTER FOR CAREER EXPECTATIONS WEBINAR &nbsp According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), nearly two out of five (38%) first-time graduates in OECD countries obtained a


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International Student Mobility Trends 2015: An Economic Perspective

By Alejandro Ortiz, Li Chang,  Yuanyuan Fang – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   International students contributed almost $27 billion dollars to the U.S. economy in 2014, which corresponds to a 12 percent increase


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International Student Mobility Trends 2013: Towards Responsive Recruitment Strategies

International Student Mobility Trends 2013: Towards Responsive Recruitment Strategies

The global student mobility landscape is in constant flux, and is often influenced by external factors beyond the control of higher education institutions (HEIs). These include, but are not limited to: demographics; economic growth and decline; the expansion of local higher education systems; immigration policies and regulatory environments of competing host countries; government-initiated scholarship programs; and the emergence of technology-enabled alternatives like MOOCs.


Posted in Mobility Trends, Original Research