Proposal to Replace Duration of Status

Written by Jodi Simek Credential evaluation companies and other businesses that rely on international student mobility may want to review and provide comment on the proposed regulation to replace “Duration of Status” with a fixed time of admission to the United States for international students (of 2 or 4 years depending on a number of […]

Dreaming of a Brighter and Better Education System

Written by: Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert   Photo: Maui, HI / Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert If I had a choice as to who would be our next Secretary of Education, it would be either Dr. Jill Biden or Dr. Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College.  Both have proven years of experience in the field and are genuine about […]

COVID 19 – The meteor to rock the academic world

I recently attended a webinar presentation by Scott Galloway who teaches brand strategy and digital marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business. Professor Galloway was the keynote speaker at the ASU-GSV Summit, a virtual collaborative event between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) that strives to connect luminaries from the world […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 3 Child Policy: An Alternate Pathway to Graduate Admission in France

Marie Antoinette – Photo: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images We recently received a diploma titled Grade de Master in Elementary Education, with emphasis in Teaching Social Sciences and transcripts for one year of study (60 ECTS) completed at a university in France. For the purpose of protecting the identity of the individual who submitted […]

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 […]