About the webinar:

Join us as we survey education in Brazil, a longtime big player in international education. This webinar will discuss key characteristics of the country’s secondary and tertiary education systems and offer insights into student mobility to the U.S. and Canada. Credential evaluators and admissions staff who attend will learn how to assess academic documents from this dynamic Latin American country.

Gain insights into:

  • Grade conversions and degree requirements
  • The Brazilian education system and how it compares with higher ed in the U.S. and Canada
  • Common issues with evaluating Brazilian documents

Presenters

Carlos Monroy

Carlos Monroy

Manager of Credential Examiners, WES

Carlos has been evaluating international academic credentials at WES since 2006. He specializes in evaluations from Latin America and has presented his research at various conferences including EAIE and NAFSA. Carlos earned a master's degree in international relations from the City University of New York.

Mara Ohorodnik

Mara Ohorodnik

Research Associate, WES

Mara is an international education researcher specializing in education for refugees. At WES, she continues to conduct research on this topic as well as on internationalization policies and student mobility. She has been published in the Journal of Studies in International Education, and has presented her research at the Annual Graduate Student Research Conference of the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education. Mara holds a master’s degree in international education from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State University.

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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