Latin America

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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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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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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The World Ranking of Universities in Developing Regions

  VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN BRAZIL The three most-watched world university rankings are released every year between August and October in what has become known as ‘rankings season.’ Invariably the headlines focus on U.S. and UK dominance, with a


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Regional Accreditation Initiatives in Central America

Introduction Responding to huge growth in demand for tertiary-level studies across Central America in recent decades, universities and colleges have been opening in ever increasing numbers. The response has mainly come from the private sector, however, and has occurred with


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Building a Regional Academic Credit System in Latin America

By Jane Knight SICA and CAT are new tools that have been developed to help create a common academic credit system and a “community of higher education” in Latin America. SICA stands for Sistema de Creditos Academicos (System for Academic


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean

This edition of World Education News and Reviews continues our review of the development of accreditation procedures in higher education throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In this issue the focus is on two Caribbean nations: The Dominican Republic and


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Cuba

Cuba Junta Nacional de Acreditación (JAN) Background: In 1976, the Cuban government opened 26 new institutions of higher education and created the Ministry of Higher Education, an administrative body charged with overseeing all of the nation’s tertiary institutions. The development


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Dominican Republic

La Asociación Dominicana Para el Autoestudio y la Acreditación (ADAAC) La Secretaria de Estado de Educación Superior, Ciencia, y Tecnología (SEESCYT) Background: The Dominican Republic’s institutions of higher education are accredited by the Dominican Association for Self-Evaluation and Accreditation (ADAAC).


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean

In this month’s edition of World Education News and Reviews, we continue our review of accreditation procedures across Latin America and the Caribbean with a look at developments in Panamá and Nicaragua. These two Central American nations are both slowly


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