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The Baden-Württemberg Seminar is back this year for a virtual experience.
Replacing the Summer and Winter Institutes, the AACRAO International Institute covers promising practices for the evaluation of international credentials that combines AACRAO’s On-Demand International Series with five, two-hour, virtual instructor-led
Self-paced courses aligned with our competency and proficiency framework, AACRAO's on-demand training will build your skills and enhance your resume.
AACRAO International publications available for online purchase
Your online resource for evaluating educational credentials earned in foreign systems
International research, best practices, and scholarship opportunities
Updates on when exams are taking place around the world.
Applications for the virtual Baden-Württemberg Seminar opening soon.
Learn more about the International Institute coming in July.
Learn how Cambridge Assessment approaches and provides for solutions in global higher education.
The Centre for International Education and Exchange is asking for survey participants to explore post-pandemic mobility.
New resource gives status updates on examinations from various countries.
Series utilizes an interactive approach and real-life evaluation experience.
ICYMI: Catch up here and stay on top of your game.
Supporting student mobility despite U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO.
Helping universities deliver bilingual digitized and portable transcripts and credentials.
Join the upcoming webinar, Dec. 3.
Researchers traveled to the country to better understand its unique approach to higher education.
Improve professional research skills working with the International Education Standards Council.
The academic credit hour as building block for quality and mobility.
Join the webinar Thursday for more information.
Mobility and recognition remain hot topics despite the pandemic.
These free forums will be held virtually each month. The next one is TODAY.
One institution used both synchronous and asynchronous events to meet students where they are.
Preliminary findings of new WES report released.
When was the last time you were able to get together with your international education colleagues?
The landscape is changing quickly. Be prepared.
Conference to be held virtually in October.
Researching and documenting education news from around the world.
Investigating new levies in India and Mexico.
What is the future of study abroad?
Reflections in recognition of World Refugee Day (June 20).
5 steps to crack an unfamiliar education system.
Rethinking assessment in the time of COVID-19.
Education system updates in Azerbaijan and the Republic of Georgia.
Connecting with peers during a pandemic.
The database is getting an overhaul. Learn about the new features.
Report offers insight into drastic recruitment changes.
Credential fraud explodes as COVID-19 provides opportunity for scammers. (Webinar: Protect your institution.)
What to expect in pandemic times (webinar May 27).
Reconsider deadlines, start dates, instruction delivery and more.
How the COVID crisis is different than disruptions we've seen before.
Open Doors student census & COVID-19 snapshot surveys close in the coming days.
Texas State University's plan for easing the transition and helping int'l students succeed.
Learn about this year's host city, Ulm, home of Albert Einstein.
The 2020 BW Seminar will be held October 18-24 in Ulm, Germany. Applications open soon.
In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding Coronavirus, campuses across the country are suspending staff travel and cancelling some study abroad programs.
How institutions can respond.
AACRAO presented on our work around the UNESCO Global Convention for Recognition.
If internationally-educated professionals decide to “go back to school” in the US, what are their options?
How can one master 196 educational systems in five days?
Free webinar March 4: Learn about academic and vocational credentials for international students seeking degrees in the US and Canada.
Exciting new features will soon be unveiled in AACRAO EDGE, the Electronic Database for Global Education.
Completed nominations must be received by February 19, 2020.
A resource for international enrollment management.
Opportunities for study in Germany and France. Deadline Feb. 3, 2020.
Join AACRAO Gives for #GivingTuesday, and shop professional development for yourself and your staff.
Peek inside the 2019 Open Doors report, an annual survey on international students in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad, released Monday.
One participant shares her most memorable moment, biggest takeaway, and advice for next year's seminar participants.
Like AP and IB exams, they award advanced credit -- and are becoming popular with domestic students, too.
Survey on current events and trends that may impact international student enrollment. Deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
AACRAO EDGE Sample Document Initiative supports evaluators at every step. You can help build our sample database.
“Goodbye and have a nice trip!” A peek into the daily schedule of B-W particpants.
Guidelines and tips for events supporting student-athletes.
A resource for building internationalization strategies and international enrollment management.
Webinar: Oct 3, 2019.
September 11, 2019 -- Join us for a conversation about how we can work together to promote international student mobility.
Held on Aug. 2, the Symposium provided insight on the current U.S. position on the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications.
Highlights included a Global Showcase and a shared passion for international education.
Summer Institute helps attendees practice "transcript-ese" and avoid surprises.
ASAE honored AACRAO's work "above and beyond their everyday mission to undertake initiatives that benefit America and the world."
And facts about the seriousness of credential fraud.
Will the U.S. continue to be a study destination when so many other nations are coming together on credential recognition?
AACRAO International fraud-busters help with identification and response.
3 common questions & ready resources for new evaluators
If you’ve ever wondered whether the B-W Seminar would pay off professionally, hear (and see!) Katrina's experience.
AACRAO is pleased to support the efforts of the USCS in promoting the U.S. as a study destination for international students.
As times change, can the US international admissions and credential evaluation system stay decentralized and unstructured?
The International English Language Testing System offers funding for research in linguistics and language education.
If not, that’s OK…you are still eligible to apply to attend the Baden-Württemberg Seminar! (Applications due 6/14.)
On the heels of May 3 Constitution Day, here are some recent initiatives Poland has undertaken to internationalize its higher education offerings.
Also: a report on the AICE 2019 Symposium regarding digital documentation.
The value of having representatives on the ground.
Read about her EDGE research in Hungary, and learn about another research funding opportunity from IELTS (English-language testing).
Build internationalization strategies and international enrollment management resources.
Help vulnerable and displaced students now.
Download the Evaluation Methodology worksheet to use on your campus.
AACRAO International staff member Ann Koenig co-presented a breakout session on using online verification systems in the processing of international student records.
Tips include modifying academic programs, improving teaching practices, and enhancing student recruitment and support strategies.
Building internationalization strategies and international enrollment management resources.
EducationUSA, AIRC, NACAC, and AACRAO offer two-part webinar.
AACRAO traveled to New York for the event, which encouraged attendees to ask how their institutions can support the basic human right to education.
If you could go back in time and give yourself career advice, what would it be?
The deadline for the International Student Census is March 14 and Study Abroad Survey is March 20.
A webinar on the organizations' joint work setting standards in graduate admissions and accreditation.
The seminar, hosted at UW Madison, was the first of a series of regional seminars EducationUSA hopes to host around the country.
There is no college degree or workshop that will teach us how to do everything. A community of professionals is essential.
A highly debated topic with many in the field of International Education drawing hard ethical lines on the practice.
What's a QF, where are they used, and why? (Plus an explanatory peek at New Zealand's national QF.)
AACRAO presented at the 2019 AIEA Conference, attended by over 800 SIOs.
Professor and founding director of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis, Watenpaugh has spent his career supporting the basic human right to education.
Institutions from around the country gathered to discuss issues around academic exchange with the US and the UK.
Addressing the training gap.
The goal of the global convention is to facilitate inter-regional mobility, build and reinforce the regional conventions, and serve higher education into the future.
Event held at UW-Madison and free to all accredited institutions in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota.
Understanding foreign credentials is an imperative of fairness and student success.
AACRAO – IIE PEER best practices workshop helps U.S. institutions have the tools put in place now in order to support the next population of vulnerable students.
Participants were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.
What to look for when partnering with an evaluation company.
She shares her love of learning, of travel, and regret over a missed professional development opportunity.
Surprising lessons include: don’t stand under a tree in a lightning storm.
"What little Johnny doesn't learn, old John will never learn." But the Baden-Württemberg exchange participants are going to try.
Academically defensible strategies for admitting students without normal documentation.
The socialist nation plans education in a centralized, intentional way to meet projected labor needs.
This 5-day intensive training that trains participants on what key elements to look out for on international student records.
Identifying, assisting, and admitting vulnerable and displaced students.
Learn more about AACRAO EDGE's role with the EU education networks.
Facebook live event: Wednesday morning at 7 A.M. EDT.
AACRAO and IIE served as the U.S. delegation at the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Ministerial Conference in Paris.
How institutions can grapple with uncertainty and promise in the global higher education environment.
A report on the bilateral seminar held May 14-15, 2018, at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.
Reach students in their element through strategic recruitment partnerships.
Instead of a threat, it's an opportunity.
Top issues ahead of the May 25th implementation of Europe's new privacy regulation.
A guide to assessing and building proficiency through mentorship, training, and promotion.
Deadline: April 15, 2018.
Primary-source documents are useful, even if they aren't official.
AACRAO research returns to the field as 12 delegates travel to Havana.
Serving the world's most vulnerable students.
Three experts discuss career paths and PD resources on a budget for novices, mid-career professionals and evaluations experts.
Extending our work with displaced and vulnerable students.
"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?" (John Wooden)
Is there a coherent U.S. perspective on how to evaluate degree?
Prioritize these best practices for fair, consistent, and accurate decisions.
What is college and universities' role regarding DACA/Dreamers, refugees, and migrants?
The project addresses document reconstruction and assessment for displaced students.
Francisco Marmolejo, Tertiary Education Global Coordinator at the World Bank, reflects on U.S. higher education in the global context.
This team will be a part of a year-long comparative international education project that will culminate in the production of a publication on the Cuban education system, an update of the AACRAO EDGE profile, and the creation of presentation ...
AACRAO International taught basic principles and major education systems.
AACRAO Gov't. Rel. Dir. William Gil provided keynote remarks on how President Trump's election has impacted international student numbers and immigration.
And join AACRAO's 12th Annual Winter Institute for International Transfer Credit.
Learn strategies for recruiting international students and discover resources from EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of international advising centers.
AACRAO partners to offer an exchange program for graduate students and professionals. Application deadline this winter.
Baden-W├╝rttemberg Seminar participants selected.
The EU's "most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years."
A report from the June ENIC-NARIC meeting in Copenhagen.
Sixty-two participants from institutions across the U.S. and Canada gathered for a five-day trip around the world.
21 participants from around the country came together to learn about international transfer credit assessment and resources.
The Fellows' role will not only enhance the individual's professional skills in credential research, but will also lend transparency to the IESC's deliberative process. Apply now.
U.S. and U.K. representatives discussed he effects of anti-immigration policies and visa restrictions on international student recruitment.
Groningen Declaration Network establishes board, bylaws; receives formal recognition in the Netherlands.
Announcing the Gloria R. Nathanson Fund for research in international educationï
AACRAO International participated in the Groningen Declaration Network Symposium on Credential Evaluation Professional Issues hosted at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in April 2017.
2017 AICE Minneapolis Symposium
An update on AACRAO EDGE (Electronic Database for Global Education)
Middle East, India, and Latin America are most concerned for the safety of international students in the U.S.
AACRAO International and AACRAO EDGE offer tips and training for your evaluations.
Respond before March deadlines to IIE's surveys on international students in the U.S., intensive English programs, and U.S. students studying abroad.
Shortly after Thanksgiving 2016, a group of 14 educators met in Freiburg, Germany for a week-long international experience that was described by those on the trip as an "experience of a lifetime."
AACRAO Institutes address common questions.
And upcoming foreign credential evaluation training opportunities.
The go-to resource for evaluating unfamiliar foreign credentials and hands-on learning opportunities at the Institutes for International Transfer Credit.
Report on International Educational Exchange data shows trends in and implications of international education.
AACRAO IES is shifting to meet member needs.
Deadline: October 17, 2016
The problem of consistency and fairness.
Expert group publishes "wake-up call" Advisory Statement.
6 best practices for record review.
Talking about credit and grade conversion, equivalences, resource management and more.
AACRAO international experts traveled to Paris to participate.
The meeting addressed topics including quality assurance, accreditation, and academic dishonesty.
6 factors that influence international student success
We will deepen our engagement in international education systems research and professional development, training in international admissions, and AACRAO EDGE.
The surveys capture information on international students in U.S. colleges and U.S. students studying abroad.
Context, best practices and resources.
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education (IIE) event aims to understand trends in study abroad.
Education, government and business leaders met to discuss the importance of access to international experience.
Once again, our group of higher education associations is jointly surveying its members/member institutions to gather data comparing this fall's international student enrollments with last fall's. Please complete this important survey b ...
Temporary closure of University of Maiduguri forced short-term reliance on photocopy of transcript.
Trends in students coming to the U.S. to study and U.S. students studying abroad--and resources for your institution.
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) has become the first fully-licensed tertiary education provider in Botswana.
The fraud has widespread repercussions.
India's University Grants Commission has notified prestigious institutes that they must abandon four-year bachelor's degree programs.
The goals are to strengthen academic standards, maximize resources and improve operating efficiency.
Participants discussed TOEFL scores, recruitment and foreign credential assessment
The fraud could be the result of organized activity related to the English testing fraud that was uncovered by the BBC.
The action was a result of pressure from political parties that had promised an end to the program as part of their platforms in recent elections.
While the world focuses on issues of "fair play" in the World Cup in Brazil, a report reveals that plagiarism is common in Brazilian higher education.
AACRAO IES has been following the latest developments in the ongoing territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine over the Crimean peninsula and the city of Sevastopol and its effect on the region's system of education.
European Association of International Educators, an AACRAO association partner, is offering webinars on topics including fraud in Chinese diplomas, Google Analytics and social media.
As part of its outreach efforts, on July 28, SEVP will participate in a joint panel with the U.S. Department of State at AACRAO's 21st Annual Summer Institute for International Admissions.
In a preconference workshop, AACRAO International Education Services (IES) explains various aspects of the US education system to international attendees of the AACRAO Annual meeting.
The Chinese annual national graduate school entrance examination held January 4-5, 2014, was marked by lower turnout and the discovery of a cheating operation.
A formal decision by UCL about the merger is expected today (February 11, 2014).
The 2014 Spring EAIE Academy will be held in the Hague from April 7-11th, 2014.
A strike of Nigerian public university employees finally ended in December.
Following the "super typhoon," the Philippines Commission on Higher Education (CHED) set January 15, 2014, as a goal date for reopening universities.
Continuing education is essential for those working in the field of international admissions.
Find out how jumping out a plane landed Dale Gough at AACRAO.
Higher education institutions in regions of the Philippines hit by typhoon Haiyun are planning to reopen by January 15, 2014.
Based on the fact that "Al-Huraa University" is not officially recognized as a degree-granting institution by any bonafide education authorities in countries where it has or has had operations, and its false claims of recognition, AACRA ...
Effective January 1, 2014, the "Diploma Supplement of European standard" or "European model" (DS) will become an official document in the Republic of Ukraine.
The Institute of International Education presented findings from a major survey about international education.
The Russian Federation has developed new "Federal State Educational Standards" (FSES) that define higher education programs in terms of "workload credit units", replacing the traditional hours system.
Both Australia and New Zealand have launched free online learning platforms this year, offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) to anyone with an Internet connection and an interest in learning.
AACRAO IES staff invites you to join us January 27-29, 2014 in Washington DC for the 8th Annual Winter Institute for Transfer Credit.
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Recently reopened U.S. consulates around the world are issuing student visas at pre-pandemic levels. The numbers have colleges hopeful about a rebound in international enrollments.
AACRAO and other associations ask the Biden administration to clarify aspects of the national interest exemption for students from countries under current COVID-19 travel restrictions.