Beautiful Green and White Balloons!

August 20th, 2015 The author of this blog: Emmanuel Kwabena Tetteh When I was younger I had dreams of becoming the president of Ghana until my mum told me being a president isn’t a profession. She said to be a president in Africa, you either have to be a cruel dictator or you’ll get assassinated. […]

My Once in a Lifetime Trip

August 13th, 2015 Image: Siwathep (Thep) Singh Khaderpor (center with blue tinted sunglasses) and friends When I realized that I won “Many Languages, One World” essay contest and that I’m going to New York, I was really excited. I packed all my nicest shirts, pants, and shoes hoping that I would look my best on […]

Scotland and the Three-Year Bachelor degree

January 22nd, 2015 The four-year undergraduate degree for Scotland’s universities, as noted in the Times Higher Education is the “gold standard” and seen as a “broader and more flexible” alternative to the narrow, focused three-year bachelor degree programs offered by universities in the rest of the UK. This viewpoint may be less of the norm […]

UNITED KINGDOM: 6 Facts about the New GCSE Grading System

April 10th, 2014 When I was a secondary student in the UK, we were preparing ourselves in Form V for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations at the Ordinary Level and the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) Examinations. Several years later, when I returned to the UK as a member of a U.S.-based research […]

International Credential Evaluations: Standards and Best Practices

March 27th, 2014 Throughout the years, several U.S. international education individuals and organizations generously applied themselves in establishing guidelines for applied research and the evaluation of international educational credentials, while at the same time outlining the professional ethics and principles for the profession. Since its inception, the development of Standards and Best Practices has been […]

10 Newsworthy Items on Education in the United Kingdom

July 11, 2013 Back when I was in school in England, the benchmark of completing secondary education was taking the external examinations known as the General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE O’level) and /or the Certificate of Secondary Education. (CSE). By the time I was in Form V (11th year of secondary school), my […]

China: Taking steps to ensure academic document legitimacy

Cooperative Agreement between CDGDC and ACEI April 18, 2013 According to a recent IIE Open Door report “International Student enrollment increased by 5% in 2010/11, led by strong increase in students from China.” The report cites a 23% increase in the number of Chinese students of which 43% are studying at the undergraduate level. According […]

Dispatches from the 2013 APAIE Conference in Hong Kong

March 14, 2013 There’s nothing like beating jet lag after a 17-hour flight from Los Angeles-San Francisco-Hong Kong, with a ride on the Star Ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island first thing in the morning for a meeting. It actually proved to be a relaxing way to get a start on the next two […]

Dispatches from the 2013 AIEA Conference in New Orleans

February 21, 2013 It’s been almost a decade since I last visited New Orleans. I have to thank the AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) http://www.aieaworld.org/ for hosting its annual national conference in the Big Easy this year. No visit to New Orleans is complete without a stop at the world famous Café du Monde […]