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 […]

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 […]

International Students Enrollment Numbers Drop

November 22nd, 2019 On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Institute of International Education (IIE) released the latest 2019 Open Doors report confirming that international student enrolment in the US is steadily declining. The annual Open Doors report is compiled jointly by the IIE and the US State Department. In this week’s blog we will offer a quick […]

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 […]

8 Quick Facts about Canada’s New International Education Strategy

September 6th, 2019 If you haven’t heard, Canada has outlined a five-year CA$148 million plan to bolster its international student recruitment and study abroad. The government sees this as a valuable investment for a future work force that will have an international perspective with strong global networks and cultural savviness in new markets and regions […]

Dispatches from 2019 EducationUSA Forum, Washington, DC

August 2nd, 2018 For the uninitiated, EducationUSA is a “U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centers in 178 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides […]