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International Education in a Difficult and Uncertain U.S. Political Environment

The travel ban fiasco and other actions out of Washington have damaged U.S. higher education, and shaken the long held perception among students, their parents, and others of the United States as an open and welcoming country for international education.


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Posted in Americas, Current Issue, Education Policy, Enrollment & Recruiting, Latest on WENR

Higher Education’s Role in National Refugee Integration: Four Cases

The importance of providing refugees from Syria and elsewhere opportunities to continue and complete higher education is clear to many countries. We look at 4 examples of national refugee integration.


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Posted in Americas, Current Issue, Education Policy, Europe, Humanitarian Issues, Latest on WENR

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

WENR, September, 2016: Americas

Canada: A New Trend? Canadian Universities Seek U.S. Accreditation

In July, the U.S.-based Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) granted accreditation to Canada-based Burnaby’s Simon Fraser University (SFU). Other applications from Canadian institutions seeking U.S. accreditation are pending.


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Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

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

Addressing the U.S. Global Partnership Lag

Ian Wright, Director of Partnerships In an era of declining public investment in higher education and increasing global competition for students, a comprehensive internationalization strategy is non-negotiable for higher education institutions of every stripe. “The internationalisation of a university is


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Education in a Transitional Libya

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Libya faces significant challenges as it transitions to democracy and begins the process of building a new, post-Muammar Gaddafi nation. One of the most important building blocks will be higher education,


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Posted in Africa, Education System Profiles, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Will U.S. Enrollments Among Nepali Students Rebound?

Will U.S. Enrollments Among Nepali Students Rebound?

Nepal is one of Asia’s least developed countries, yet for several years it has punched above its weight in terms of international student mobility. Despite the political turmoil and poverty that has blighted the country, it is currently the 11th largest source of international students in the United States, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the 2008/2009 academic year however, the number of Nepali students enrolling in U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) has declined by over 14 percent.


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Posted in Archive, Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Is There a New Wave of Indian Undergraduate Students Heading to the U.S.?

By Li Chang, WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS Dubbed Gen-Q, an increasing number of India’s college-age population (and their families) now have the financial wherewithal to fund an overseas education. However, Indian enrollments at


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Posted in Archive, Mobility Trends, Original Research

Rebuilding Academic Mobility Between Indonesia and the United States

By WES Staff Home to 250,000 people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and third largest democracy, while also being the largest majority-Muslim country in the world. Given these facts, and considering that Indonesia’s economy has been growing


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Posted in Archive, Mobility Trends