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 […]

Travels, Education and Observations in Oman

Written by: Alistair Wylie The view across Nizwa. Photo credit: Alistair Wylie During 2016, I had the opportunity to visit Oman, based in Muscat, on three separate occasions to support the work of the Ministry of Education. As with other Arab nations, women generally play a secondary role to men in society. For example, during […]

Countries Offering Virtually Free Higher Education

January 3rd, 2020 Source: german-u15.de It is a known fact that higher education in the U.S. is a costly endeavor. When one factors in the cost of tuition, housing, text books and living expenses, a student can look into tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars debt on graduation. Some are able to offset the […]

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” Jacques Maritain From all of us at Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI), we want to wish everyone a happy and festive Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. We hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and gratitude. We are thankful for all of you. The […]

What is Transnational Education?

November 1st, 2019 We have been hearing the term “transnational education” used when referring to distance learning programs, teaching partnerships, off-shore campuses, and MOOCs. And we can be sure that with the global demand for higher education overpowering supply, transnational education will continue to grow and assume permanency in our lexicon. Although there are many […]

25 Quick Facts on the Educational System of Indonesia

June 14th, 2019 Location: Southeastern Asia, an archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean Official Language: Bahasa Indonesia as its official language. (Source: CIA World Factbook) Capital of Indonesia: Jakarta with a population of over 10 million (Source: CIA World Factbook) Percentage of total population under 24 years of age: 41.57%  (Source: CIA […]

A 1st Timer’s Reflections on the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference

June 7th, 2019 My excitement and expectations as a first-time participant to the NAFSA Annual Meeting were exceeded. It was a great experience to see how united and collaborative the community of international higher education is. I think this was the first time when I truly understood what networking really means. I was waiting by […]