World Education Services: Helping International Students Thrive on Campus

WES’ New Report Helps Academic Institutions Understand the Needs of International Students

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Oct 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.

A new report from World Education Services (WES) — Improving the International Student Experience: Implications for Recruitment and Support — identifies what international students need to succeed and what higher education institutions can do to help.

This report examines international students’ experiences, satisfaction, and expectations in U.S. colleges and universities. The research shows:

  • Most international students (88%) are satisfied with their overall U.S. educational experience, with the highest overall satisfaction rates being among Indian (94%) and European (90%) students.
  • The greatest area of dissatisfaction in relative terms among broad institutional support services is career services (66% overall satisfaction rate), particularly in terms of assistance in finding employment and internships after graduation (64% overall satisfaction).
  • Students from the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) struggle heavily with English skills (38%), expect to improve those skills more relative to others (26%), and are relatively dissatisfied compared to others with the English language courses at their institutions (70% overall satisfaction rate).
  • International students who are satisfied with their U.S. experience overall are more likely to recommend their institutions to others, including in their home countries.

Read the complete research report to learn more about the international student experience in the U.S.

Contact us if you have questions or would like to speak with one of our experts regarding the research report and its findings.

About WES

World Education Services enables the global mobility of students and professionals through our extensive knowledge, trusted research, and expert advice. For over 40 years, World Education Services has set the standard of excellence in the field of international mobility with our world-class credential evaluations, research, consulting services, and ongoing support for international students and skilled immigrants.


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