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April 2019 - Beverly Hills, CA

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ACEI is honored to have taken the AACRAO Pledge for Education. ACEI’s President & CEO, Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert and colleagues from U.S. institutions of higher education and private credential evaluation services collaborated on drafting the *Inclusive Admissions Policies for Displaced and Vulnerable Students Report*. To learn more about this Report and how you too can demonstrate your support by taking the AACRAO Pledge, click here.

The Welcome Project© is a joint endeavor by Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI) and iTEP International, offering individuals classified as refugees assistance with the evaluation of their academic credentials for U.S. educational equivalence and determine their English language proficiency through an approved language assessment test. To learn more, click here.

As a Charter and Endorsed Member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE), we are proud of the recent partnership forged between AICE and AACRAO. AACRAO and AICE have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on joint research efforts and publications and to uphold the mutual recognition of AICE and AACRAO IESC (International Education Standards Council) standards. To read more, click here


News Around the world



Schools Under Siege

Over a quarter of schools in Afghanistan's Kandahar province are occupied by armed forces or remain closed. To read more, click here.



Blaming Erosion of Higher Education on International Students

Earlier this year, the Victorian Government called for a review of entry requirements into Australian universities after growing evidence that foreign students with poor English language proficiency are badly eroding education standards as well as placing undue strain on university teaching staff. To read more, click here.



Bolsonaro Fires His Controversial Education Minister

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recently sacked his education minister, an ultraconservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup. To read more, click here.



Eye on A.I.

In China, some grade school children are taught A.I.’s fundamentals. In the U.S., well, not so much. To read more, click here.



School Children Learning Socialist History

Kids in the United States may be busy playing Fortnite and Apex Legends, but their Chinese counterparts are getting into socialist theory. To read more, click here.



Will President Macron order the closure of Ecole Nationale d’Administration?

It is rumored that President Emmanuel Macron plans to close the famous, prestigious and largely misunderstood National Administration School (Ecole Nationale d’Administration), intellectual home of the vast majority of recent French presidents, prime ministers, ministers, senior civil servants, top government advisors.

To read more, click here.



Imo State Polytechnic Upgraded to University

Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo has been upgraded to a full-fledged university by the governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. To read more, click here.



Jumping the Fence in Pursuit of Learning

In 2017, Islamabad constructed a fence along its more-than 1,615 mile border with Afghanistan in a bid to quell terrorism, leading to soaring school dropout rates in the area. Still, some continue to fight for their education. To read more, click here.



Bringing Ballet to a Public School in Impoverished Communities

In a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury, young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing. In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation’s Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet barres, point toes and curve arms. To read more, click here.



Spike in First-Class Degrees: Grade Inflation of Something Less Sinister?

University grades appear to be much higher than the past, with reports showing that more students are graduating with first-class degrees, fueling fears that grade inflation is a widespread problem. To read more, click here.

ACEI-Global.Blog posted a blog on the topic of grade inflation in the UK last year. Click here.


ACEI-Global.Blog April Highlights

ACEI-Global.Blog April Highlights

Do you know BTS?
Read more about the K-Pop phenomenal that has a devoted fanbase that spans across the world and whose lyrics have even been seen on banners and signs of students protesting in Algeria. Click here.

Don’t stagnate – elevate: the magic of change
We humans are creatures of habit and deeply distrust and avoid change. ACEI’s guest blogger, Uwe Brandenburg shares his insights and personal experiences on how to embrace change in order to make new experiences. Uwe relates this to international education and the life changing benefits for students who step out of their comfort zones through studying abroad and travel. To read more, click here.


Upcoming Events

▪ May 9, 2019 “Colombia - Education Update & Opportunities for Student Mobility”
May 9, 2019 “Colombia - Education Update & Opportunities for Student Mobility”

Register now for a FREE webinar highlighting the Colombian Education structure and the increasing viability of Colombian educated students in the U.S. education system.

▪ May 27-30, 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, Washington, DC. For more information, click here.
▪ July 15-19, 2019 AACRAO Summer Institute for International Admissions. For information, click here.
May 27-30, 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, Washington, DC. For more information, click here.
July 15-19, 2019 AACRAO Summer Institute for International Admissions. For information, click here.

ACEI Additional Services

Digital Delivery of Evaluation Reports: SecurePathway©:

ACEI is a proud signatory of the Groningen Declaration Network which “seeks common ground in best serving the academic and professional mobility needs of citizens worldwide by bringing together key stakeholders in the Digital Student Data Ecosystem.” For the past two years, ACEI has committed itself to this shared mission through the introduction of SecurePathway©, an ACEI proprietary digital platform for the secure delivery of official evaluation reports and supporting educational credentials. For information on ACEI’s SecurePathway©.

Signing up with ACEI’s SecurePathway©, is free and does not cost the institutions any fees. To receive ACEI expert reports and certified academic credentials via SecurePathway©, complete this form.

*SecurePathway Registration Form*


ACEI’s Advisory Services provide institutions and organizations looking at expanding their international student recruitment with customized solutions to help overcome enrollment challenges, uncover opportunities, and devise an innovative and holistic approach to international enrollment. For more information on ACEI’s Advisory Services and how we can assist you, please contact Yolinisse Moreno, Director of Programs & Communications at


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ACEI was founded and incorporated in 1994 in the State of California and is a Charter and Endorsed Member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

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