33 Facts on Chile and its Education System

February 21st, 2020 General Country Facts: 1. Located in Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru 2. slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana 3. It has a population of 17,789,267 (July 2017 est.) 4. It’s capital is Santiago while Valparaiso is the seat of the national legislature 5. […]

Vietnam: An opportunity for U.S. educational institutions

February 14th, 2020 Educational exchange is an important feature of the U.S. bilateral relationship with Vietnam and seen as an opportunity for U.S. educational institutions. Vietnam remains the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in the United States. There is a strong desire by Vietnamese parents to send their children to attend […]

Colombia Grants Citizenship and Work Permits to Venezuelan Refugees

February 7th, 2020 Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Colombia has pledged to be the most educated country in Latin America by 2025. It has laid out several initiatives to achieve this goal which we covered in a blog post last year. Colombia is also facing an influx of refugees from its neighboring Venezuela. According to […]

ACEI-Global Consulting Group® (ACEI-GCG): A new division of ACEI, Inc.

February 1st, 2020 In this week’s blog post, we would like to shine the spotlight on ACEI-Global Consulting Group® (ACEI-GCG), a new division of ACEI, launched on January 28, 2020. ACEI-GCG has brought together experts in the field with experience and know-how in various specialties such as: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion There is a lot […]

The Importance of Institutional Accreditation

January 24th, 2020 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 […]

Morocco: Switching from Francophone to Anglophone Education System

January 17th, 2020 On January 7, 2020, Morocco’s Ministry of National Education, Vocation, Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research announced that it will adopt a Bachelor system for high education as of September 2020. This means that it is switching from the Licence, Master, Doctorat (LMD) system which is mainly used in Francophone countries, to […]

Violent Attacks on Higher Education Globally

January 10th, 2020 The protesters inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday, photographer: Lam Yik Fei (NYT)   According to a 2019 report from Scholars at Risk (SAR), there have been “97 violent incidents involving attacks on higher education communities across 40 countries. At least 32 students, scholars, staff, campus security personnel and others died […]

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 […]

10 Quick Takeaways from the 2019 PISA Survey

December 6th, 2019 The latest scores from PISA, the Program for International Student Assessment, were announced on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The PISA survey is carried out every three years by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and this time it was among its 37 member states and 42 partner countries and […]