Student Mobility

Education in Turkey

A look at current trends in education and international student mobility in Turkey. Includes an overview of the education system, a survey of recent changes and reforms, and a guide to institutions and qualifications.


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Posted in Education System Profiles, Middle East

Washington’s Patchwork Approach to Inbound Student Mobility: A Guide

The U.S. federal government lacks a unified policy solution to inbound student mobility, but programs and policies designed to attract and retain international students do exist, both within the State Department, and Customs and Immigration. Paul Schulmann offers an overview of the available resources, and tips for navigating them.


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Posted in Education Policy, Enrollment & Recruiting, Strategic Internationalization

PRIME: Massive Government Subsidy Seeks to Reshape Higher Education in Korea

In May, Korea announced the recipients of the largest higher education subsidy it’s ever awarded. The PRIME Project will funnel some USD $1.8 billion to 21 higher education institutions. The goal? Increase the number of trained engineers coming out of college, and decrease fine and liberal arts majors. The program will have ripple effects on enrollments, student mobility, and the economy.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Education Policy, Mobility Trends

Study Abroad: Can U.S. Institutions Do Better? Trends, Benefits, Access, and Equity

U.S. students’ study abroad participation rates are creeping up, while the duration of programs is plummeting. Available research can help shed lights on who gets to participate, the impact of short term programs, and how to increase both access and benefits for the widest possible range of participants.


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Posted in Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Do Systemic Mobility Constraints Impose Limitations on 100,000 Strong Goals?

Across Latin America, degree recognition failures are common. US HEIs should understand systemic constraints, to help students & recruit more effectively.


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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Philippines K-12 Reforms Poised to Transform Higher Education System

Although aimed at the K-12 sector, recent educational reforms in the Philippines are expected dramatically affect the nation’s higher education system – and potentially Filipino students’ international mobility – as well.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

The Gaokao: History, Reform, and Rising International Significance of China’s National College Entrance Examination

For more almost 9.5 million rising high school graduates across China, the gaokao, a three-day, high-stakes college entrance exam, has a life-long impact. Results determine student placement or exclusion from top-tier schools, as well as the ability to gain access to a higher rung of the social ladder.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Mobility Trends, 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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Posted in Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration, Strategic Internationalization

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

Opportunities and Growth in Nigerian Student Mobility

By Megha Roy – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   From 2008 to 2012, the number of Nigerian students studying overseas at the tertiary level grew 98 percent (UIS 2012), with 14 percent of


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Posted in Africa, Mobility Trends