A Way Forward for Refugees: Findings from the WES Pilot Project
When WES launched a pilot project in 2016 to assess the credentials of Syrian refugees to Canada, millions of people had already fled conflicts in nations around the world. This report describes how World Education Services has begun to help those with post-secondary qualifications take their next steps toward integration.
Rethinking Institutional Policies to Reduce Barriers Facing Displaced Students in the U.S.
Students fleeing unsafe conditions and seeking asylum in the U.S. often have limited access to educational credentials, among other obstacles to enrollment and integration. Recent research coordinated by AACRAO suggests policy changes that can help.
Eliminating Barriers to Education for Refugees: Fanshawe College
Fanshawe College in Ontario leveraged WES’ Gateway Program to enroll refugees from Syria who wanted to study at the college.
Higher Education’s Role in National Refugee Integration: Four Cases
How have Canada, the U.S., France, and Sweden approached the challenge of providing refugees with opportunities to continue and complete higher education? Insights from WENR.
The Article 26 Backpack: A New Tool for Empowering Vulnerable Youth
The Article 26 Backpack was developed as a new human rights tool to help ensure refugees’ academic and employment mobility. A look at how the backpack helps young people displaced by conflict in Syria.
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.? Insights from a WES pilot project.
Lessons From Germany’s Refugee Crisis: Integration, Costs, and Benefits
What are the short- and long-term impacts of Germany’s refugee integration efforts? Learn about successes, challenges, and projected economic gains.
The Refugee Crisis and Higher Education: Access Is One Issue. Credentials Are Another.
Only 1% of university-age refugees now enroll in higher ed. But two solutions may speed access to quality coursework & verifiable credentials.
Recognizing Refugee Qualifications: Practical Tips for Credential Assessment
A special report that features WES’s extensive research on worldwide practices in the assessment of credentials and qualifications of refugees and other displaced individuals.
Venezuela in Crisis: What Does It Mean for Northbound Student Mobility?
The unfolding crisis in Venezuela, set to outpace the outflow from Syria since that country’s civil war began, could have important implications for academic institutions in Canada and the United States.
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 these countries in crisis, their plight, and their educational circumstances is key for host institutions hoping to assist them.
Education in Syria
An educational country profile that highlights key aspects of the secondary and tertiary educational systems in Syria, and showcases essential academic documents.
The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees
An article that outlines the importance of providing higher education to refugees, including current obstacles and ongoing global integration efforts.
The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Methods for Credential Assessment
A webinar that provides an overview of the Syrian education system, the refugee crisis, and issues surrounding credential assessment for refugees with limited documentation.
Ep. 17 Syrians in Jordan: The difference a document makes
A podcast interview in which Rasha Faek, a Syrian journalist living and working in Jordan as managing editor of Al-Fanar Media, discusses the implications of lack of access to higher education for a whole generation of young people.