Max Richter’s “Voices” Offers a Global Vision of Humanity

The innovative British-German composer Max Richter recently released his ninth studio album called Voices. A decade in the making, Voices explores mental and historical landscapes as well as universal themes that seem particularly relevant today. The voices of the project come from people around the world who responded to Richter’s social media invitation to be […]

Solving Puzzles and the Art of Giving Feedback

August 17, 2020 Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI). She has dedicated the last 30 years to international education, sharing her knowledge as a published author and speaker on world education systems. As an advisor, Jasmin helps institutions and organizations navigate emerging markets, credential evaluation standards, […]

Joe Biden’s Education Policy

Let’s take a look at what education under a Biden presidency may look like. According to Anne Dennon’s article of July 20, 2020 posted on Best Colleges, Joe Biden’s education policy can be summarized as such: Biden offers more progressive approach to education than President Trump His proposal is partially modeled after Senator Bernie Sanders’ […]

Reflections of COVID and Lessons Learned in International Education

Written by: Tara L. Braun Image source: NY Magazine The world of international higher education is normally a changing canvas but throw a worldwide pandemic on top of it and you have a mosaic of concerns. Internationalization has been interrupted on many U.S. campuses in the form of study abroad program cancellations and international students […]

USA: A Potpourri of Accents, Cultures, Languages, and More

Image credit: Korean-Born Artist Sungho Choi explores the inherent cultural diversity of the United States in this cermaic on wood installation titled “My America.” In this week’s blog we would like to share a few interactive maps produced by The Business Insider that show immigration patterns in the U.S. and a few others that show […]

Dispatches from Los Angeles: Moving during a Pandemic

Written by: Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert Image credit: Transport Executive What is the one thing one dreads to do during so-called normal times that would be the last thing on the list during a global pandemic? Can you hazard a guess? If you answered “moving,” then you’re spot on. After spending the past four months of lock-down […]

Racism, The Earthquake

Written by: Carine Fabius It was just over 10 years ago that Haiti suffered an earthquake so devastating it is rated #6 on the list of 10 deadliest natural disasters since the 6th century. I am a Haitian-American, living in the States since 1964. I was not on the ground when it happened, but the […]

COVID-19 Survey Reports: Impact on International Students

A recent survey conducted by the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley,  the findings of which were published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, “The coronavirus pandemic that shut down university campuses across the globe this spring has heightened concerns […]