About the webinar:

Pakistan has shown pronounced year-over-year growth in outbound student mobility—nearly 8,000 Pakistani nationals studied in the U.S. during the 2018–2019 academic year. This overview of Pakistan’s education system will include a demonstration of the methodology WES uses to authenticate credentials from this emerging South Asian source country.

Gain insights into:

  • Drivers of outbound student mobility
  • Grading scales and degree requirements
  • Institution recognition

Presenters

sophia chawala

Sophia Chawala

Knowledge Analyst, WES

Sophia has worked as a Knowledge Analyst at WES since 2018. She previously interned in the United Nations System where she focused on issues pertaining to the protection of civilians, international human rights law, and regional security. She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural and communication studies and writing from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in Asian studies from Georgetown University. At WES, Sophia specializes in the education systems of East and South Asia.

Mara Ohorodnik

Research Associate, WES

Mara is an international education researcher specializing in education for refugees. She has been published in the Journal of Studies in International Education and presented research at various conferences, including NAFSA Region I in 2019. 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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