The country essays below are from representatives around the globe sharing trends affecting higher education at their institution or region in the world. Your contribution will assist us in understanding country or region specific issues as well as being able to observe similarities and differences from around the world of student affairs and services.

If you are interested in submitting an essay or updating your essay, please follow the directions on the form found on the bottom of the page.   Kathleen “Kat” Callahan, Lecturer, Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University will review your essay and work with you to publish.

A summary of the original essays appeared in the IASAS/NASPA publication, Supporting Students Globally in Higher Education: Trends and Perspectives for Student Affairs and Services (Osfield, Perozzi, Bardill Moscaritolo, & Shea, 2016).


Equitable Access to Higher Education
– Eva Marie Seeto & Tammy Gregory
University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


 – Constance Ridley-Smith, Ph.D., Education with a specialization in Leadership
Coordinator of External Programmes, Training & Development

Creating Local Engagement Opportunities for International Students: Supporting International Student Success through Local Engagement
– Peter E. Wanyenya, Chaya E. Go
The University of British Columbia (BC), Vancouver, BC, Canada


The New Decade of Reforms in China’s Higher Education

– Dr.Qi Li, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
– Spencer Ellis, Regis University, Colorado, USA

Higher Education Reform in Ecuador
– Dr. Raul Leon,Eastern Michigan University, Michigan, USA
– Dr. Blanca E. Vega, Columbia University, New York, USA


– Dr. Michael Boakye Yiadom, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Leading to the Downfall of the World’s Oldest and Largest Higher Education Model
– Nathan Balasubramania, Wright State University, Ohio, USA

– Aidan Healy, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
– Sibeal Carolan, RCSI Institute of Leadership, Ireland

-Samantha Juarez, Steven Metzmaker,
& Ryan Bedell, John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University, Italy, Piergiacomo Sibiano, Camplus Bononia, Italy

-Sebrina Palmer, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica

Towards Assuring Quality Higher Education in Kuwait’s Expanding Market
-Tadd Kruse, American University of Kuwait


-Jimena Téllez Ramos, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México
-Enrique Lara Nuño, EducationUSA at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México

-Prajwal Shrestha, Global College of Management, Nepal

-Dare Ojo Omonijo, Covenant University, Nigeria
-Dorsey Spencer Jr., Florida State University, USA

-Aaron Mulvany & Brian Gallagher, Habib University, Pakistan

-Jhona S. Camba, De La Salle University, Philippines
South Africa

-Thierry Luescher (PhD), University of the Free State, South Africa

-Adriana Pérez-Encinas and Jesús Rodríguez-Pomeda, Universidad Autónomade Madrid, Spain

-Reed T. Curtis and Stefan Ekecrantz, PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden


-Busayamas Phosai, President International Student Union, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Values and Immigration Create Holistic and Inclusive Challenges
-Damian Medina, former Swiss Student Affairs professional

United Arab Emirates

– Jobila Sy, Ed.D, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE,
-Allen Schaidle, M.A, MSc, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE,
-Reem AlKindi, DBA, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE,

United Kingdom

-Vianna Renaud, Bournemouth University, England
United States

US Student Affairs: Interpersonal Violence Prevention Efforts in Intercultural Contexts
-Jill L. Creighton, Ed.M, New York University, USA
-Julianna Betjemann, Oregon State University, USA
-Leslie Bohon, Ph.D., College of William and Mary, USA