Research

Improving the International Student Experience: Implications for Recruitment and Support

This report includes findings from a study of over 4,600 international students, and sheds light on how institutions can better meet a range of needs among students from different parts of the globe.

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Career Services for International Students: Fulfilling High Expectations

Research has shown that career prospects are a key consideration for international students as they decide where to apply, and that dedicated career services are a critical – but often overlooked – campus function.

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Recognizing Refugee Qualifications: Practical Tips for Credential Assessment

This report is an overview of WES’s extensive research on worldwide practices in the assessment of credentials and qualifications of refugees and other displaced individuals.

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

Examines the characteristics and attributes different segments of international master’s students value when applying to U.S. colleges and universities.

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Segmenting and Recruiting International Millennial Students

Analyzes nearly five thousand 17-to-36-year-old international Millennials’ use of technology and the psychographic characteristics that influence their information-seeking behavior.

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Student Segmentation for an Effective International Enrollment Strategy

Examines how different international student segments inform enrollment strategies. The report is based on a survey of nearly 3,000 U.S.-bound international students and highlights how students’ information-seeking behavior varies by education level and country.

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International Student Mobility Trends 2013: Towards Responsive Recruitment Strategies

Analyzes international student mobility trends with a comparative analysis of undergraduate level growth patterns with an actionable framework to recruit international students by leveraging an interplay of technology, partnership, and research.

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Beyond More of the Same: The Top Four Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

Identifies key emerging countries with promising recruitment potential and recommends institutions to adopt a portfolio approach for balancing recruitment opportunities with potential uncertainties of expanding their efforts to emerging markets.

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Not All International Students are the Same: Understanding Segments, Mapping Behavior

Highlights how differences in academic preparedness and financial resources impact the information-seeking behavior of prospective international students and identifies four types of international students: Strivers, Strugglers, Explorers, and Highfliers.

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Trends in International Student Mobility

The purpose of this research is to provide an in-depth understanding of the trends and issues related to international student enrollment and to help institutional leaders and administrators make informed decisions and effectively set priorities.

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