Proposal to Replace Duration of Status (October 19, 2020)

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 […]

Dispatches from Los Angeles: Moving during a Pandemic (July 23, 2020)

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 (July 9, 2020)

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 (May 29, 2020)

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: 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 […]