Gobbledygook: Cracking the Code

July 28, 2011 A monthly rant from the “Frustrated Evaluator” Definition: 1. Gobbledygook or gobbledegook (sometimes gobbledegoo) is any text containing jargon or especially convoluted English that results in it being excessively hard to understand or even incomprehensible. I’m an easy going guy and 90% of the time evaluating international academic documents, something I’ve been doing for nearly 20 years, is […]

Foreign Credential Evaluation: Looks can be deceiving!

July 14, 2011 Pedro* is from Cuba where he received the Titulo de Tecnica de nivel medio en Organizacion de la Produccion Industrial, a technical high school diploma, after completing the nivel medio superior (upper secondary/senior high school) cycle of education. Now he is applying for a job and his employer wants to know if […]

2+2: Bringing the $$$ value back to the U.S. Higher Education

The global middle class is growing as is the global demand for International Higher Education. It is projected that student mobility will grow 70% by the year 2025. International Students contributed approximately 18.78 billion to the US economy during the 2009-2010 academic years; it is this country’s fifth-largest service-sector export, according to the Department of […]

Accreditation

The first step in evaluating non-U.S. academic documents is to determine whether the institution where the studies were completed is recognized and approved by the education authorities in the country, which in most instances is the Ministry of Education. In the U.S. there is no central government body that establishes, maintains and sets standards to […]