10 Fun Facts about Finland

October 11th, 2019 Not only has Finland been in the news recently, with its President visiting the US but the 2019 meeting of EAIE (European Association of International Educators) was also held last month in Helsinki, the country’s capital. We’ve decided to put the spotlight on Finland in this week’s blog post and share some […]


August 22, 2018 Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea. It is known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. It’s capital Hanoi, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Vietnam’s recent history has been largely dominated by headlines of […]

25 Fast Facts on Kenya and its Education System

November 2nd, 2017 On October 31, 2017 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was been re-elected for a second term after securing more than 98% of the vote in a highly-contentious rerun election that was boycotted by his main opposition rival. The recent presidential elections in Kenya have prompted us to report our blog on Kenya where […]

Facts on Puerto Rico

October 10th, 2017   San Juan, PR (before Hurricane Maria)                San Juan, PR (after) Source: YouTube  In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the devastation it has wreaked on the island of Puerto Rico and displacing more than 3.3 million of its inhabitants, we are dedicating this week’s […]

20 Fun Facts About Estonia (2.0)

September 29th, 2017 You may be wondering why we chose Estonia for this blog. We don’t receive too many academic documents from Estonia for evaluation and have not had the opportunity to visit this country, at least not yet! But when we asked one of our staff to pick a country, he chose Estonia. So, […]

Being a Myth Buster in the Age of Fake News & Alternative Facts

June 9th, 2017 It’s been a while since I’ve written something for this blog and it’s not for a lack of material. I’ve been in a state of disbelief since November 8, 2016. I’ve watched how anti-immigrant, anti-globalization, anti-internationalization rhetoric from the new administration has affected the image of our institutions of higher education—the bastions […]

20 Facts on Denmark

October 15th, 2015 In the recent U.S. democratic presidential debate on October 13, 2015, candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont mentioned Denmark as the bastion of healthy social programs for its people. According to Sanders: “We should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway and learn from what they have accomplished for their […]

25 Fast Facts on Kenya and its Education System

July 30th, 2015 With President Obama’s recent visit to Kenya, we would like to put the spotlight on this country located in east Africa. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday July 26, 2015. Image: Evan Vucci/Associated Press President Barack Obama thanks […]

15 Facts on the Education System of Greece

July 23rd, 2015 Given the recent news on Greece and its economic crisis, we’d like to put the spotlight on its education system and offer you some highlights in this week’s blog post: Greece has been a republic since 1974, and became a member of the European Community (now the EU) in 1981. Greece has […]

50+ Interesting Facts on Sweden

May 21st, 2015 ACEI recently offered a training webinar on Sweden and it’s education system, with particular focus on upper secondary (high school) education. We thought in this week’s blog we share with you a few interesting facts we gathered in our research on Sweden. Geography & Population • Population is 9.7 million people. • […]