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Success Story: Ali Khalaf Uses His Platform to Help Other Newcomers

Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | by Alyona Kalachova

Ali Khalaf

When Ali Khalaf left Iraq in 2018, he had been using his master’s degree in international business to teach management, e-commerce, industrial organization, and commercial law at the University of Basrah. When he arrived in Canada, he was eager to continue doing what ...

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Immigrant Success Stories: Niloufar Abaei

Friday | September 17, 2021 | by Wilma Lee

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World Education Services (WES) believes in the power of storytelling and shared resources. In 2019, we reached out to immigrants across North America. We asked about their reasons for leaving home, their challenges along the way, and the advice they would like to ...

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Immigrant Success Stories: Anas Farhoud

Friday | August 20, 2021 | by Marcia Barroso

Anas Farhoud

Anas Farhoud remains optimistic in the face of adversity. He and his wife, Razan, left Syria and moved from one country to another for a full decade before finally settling with their two daughters in Canada in 2020. But he never lost faith ...

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Immigrant Success Stories: Valerie Sargisyan

Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | by Wilma Lee

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World Education Services (WES) believes in the power of storytelling and shared resources. In 2019, we reached out to immigrants across North America. We asked about their reasons for leaving home, their challenges along the way, and the advice they would like to ...

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USCIS: F-1 Students No Longer Need to File COS Extensions

Thursday | July 22, 2021 | by WES Advisor

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This week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a policy update that is intended to lessen the burden on those hoping to complete a change of status (COS) and enroll as international students. The new policy states that nonimmigrants do ...

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