About the webinar:

The South Asian country of Bangladesh has recently become an increasingly dynamic source of international students. Its outbound numbers have surged, nearly quadrupling enrollment in overseas degree programs from 2005 to 2017. Join WES experts Dragana Borenovic Dilas and Chris Mackie as they discuss the WES methodology for assessing Bangladeshi credentials—and much more.

Gain insights into:

  • Bangladesh’s secondary and post-secondary educational systems
  • Degree and credential requirements
  • Key student mobility trends in Canada and the U.S.

Presenters

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DRAGANA BORENOVIC DILAS

Credential Examiner, WES

Dragana has worked as a credential examiner at WES since 2017. She was previously an instructor of English for art and design at OCAD University. She is also the founder of and past director of studies at an international language school that offered courses to students from all over the world. Dragana holds a bachelor’s degree in history and theory of art and literature from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, and a master's degree in history of art from the University of Michigan. She recently co-wrote World Education News & Reviews (WENR) articles on education in Nepal and Indonesia.

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Christopher Mackie

Research Associate, WES

Chris is an international higher education researcher who has been with WES since 2014. He has experience in credential evaluation, specializing in the analysis and evaluation of academic documents from the Asia-Pacific region, including the Indian subcontinent. Before joining WES, Chris served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, where he worked as an ESL teacher and community development specialist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Temple University and is fluent in Arabic.

Alejandro Ortiz

Sr. Research Associate

Alejandro is a regular contributor to WES original research reports and World Education News and Reviews (WENR). He recently wrote an article on Academic Mobility in the Middle East and Egypt: If not West, Where Will Students Go? Alejandro earned a master’s degree in public administration from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.

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