Press Release Archive

World Education Services Pilots Blockchain-Based Digital Badges for Internationally Educated Students and Professionals

NEW  YORK—(May 30, 2018) World Education Services (WES) has announced plans to offer blockchain-based digital badges to qualified WES clients. WES, which evaluates international education qualifications and advocates for their recognition in the U.S. and Canada, is offering the badges through Credly, a leading provider of online credentials.

Shamira Madhany Joins World Education Services as Managing Director of the Organization’s Operations in Canada

TORONTO—(April 18, 2018) Shamira Madhany will join World Education Services (WES) as Managing Director, Canada, and Deputy Executive Director, WES, beginning on July 9th.

Tim Owen Retiring as Deputy Executive Director of World Education Services, and Director of the Organization’s Operations in Canada

TORONTO—(Jan. 18, 2018)  After almost 18 years as head of World Education Services’ Canadian Office, Tim Owen announced his retirement, effective in May of 2018. Owen will continue to serve as Director of WES Canada and Deputy Director of World Education Services (WES) until a successor is named and the transition is complete.

New Research From World Education Services Shows Career Outcomes for Current International Students and Alumni

New York, NY—(October 17, 2017) – New research from World Education Services (WES) finds that 89 percent of international alumni and 92 percent of current international students believe their U.S. education is a good investment. However, many face difficulties navigating visa authorization, gaining work experience, and finding jobs in their home countries or the U.S. after graduation.

World Education Services Releases New Research into International Students’ Experiences Working with Education Agents

New York, NY—(June 6, 2017) – New research from World Education Service (WES) indicates that two thirds of U.S.-bound international students who work with education agents use independent rather than institution-sponsored agents. The remaining third—those who work with sponsored agents—often pay agent fees of more than USD $1,000 on top of commissions paid by institutions. This type of double payment is at the heart of the ongoing debate about practices among international education agents that many in U.S. higher education…

WES Provides Support for International Students and Skilled Immigrants in New York City

New York, NY—(November 11, 2016) – How do I find a job in the U.S. when I earned my degree in another country? How do I adjust to the American education system? Millions of international students and skilled immigrants grapple with these questions and more as they navigate life in a new country…

World Education Services: Helping International Students Thrive on Campus

New York, NY—(October 4, 2016) – International students often face unique challenges to success while studying in the United States. Understanding those challenges and helping international students overcome them is key for higher education institutions that want to recruit and retain top international students…

WES Spearheads Efforts to Help Refugees Have their Educational Credentials Recognized 

Toronto, ON—(May 18, 2016) – After years of enduring civil war, more than 25,000 Syrian refugees recently arrived in Canada and are dreaming about a successful life in their new home….

World Education Services Celebrates 15 Years in Canada

Toronto, ON—(October 22, 2015) – World Education Services (WES) is celebrating 15 years serving skilled immigrants and international students in Canada.

International Students Assess Reputation, Cost, and Career Opportunities for Master’s Programs

New York, NY—(October 5, 2015) – International students have become an essential student body across many U.S. campuses How Master’s Students Choose Institutions: Research on International Student Segmentation is a new report ….

Citizen and Immigration Canada Designates World Education Services to Provide Educational Credential Assessments Under Federal Skilled Worker Program

New York, NY—(April 18, 2013) – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has designated World Education Services Canada (WES Canada) as a provider of educational credential assessments for applicants applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) for immigration.

New Academic Credential Package Speeds Up International Admissions

New York, NY—(January 26, 2010) – Universities can save time and reduce errors when reviewing international applications for admission when prospective students use the World Education Services International Credential Advantage Package.