Three Different Academic Experiences: Which Is the Best?

Ahlam Mustafa / 21 Mar 2017 / Opinion

The writer compares her experience of three different academic systems in three different countries.

A Door Opens, But I Can’t Enter Yet

Asma' Jawabreh / 21 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Asma Jawabreh has been admitted to four U.K. universities to study for a master’s degree, but one difficult barrier remains.

In Rural Lebanon, Lessons for Children, and Humanity

David Wheeler / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Two educational programs in the countryside north of Beirut for Syrian children show how ingenuity can create educational access for children.

How Plans Work In Real Life

Nur Al-huda Hamdan / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Finding a mission in life is the result of hard work, not chance.

Students as a Political Barometer of Tunisian Society

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Mar 2017 / Opinion

What makes an activist, a Tunisian researcher asks.

A Roadmap for Rebuilding Higher Education in Iraq

Lori Mason / 14 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Universities have an important role to play in the healing and rebuilding of Iraq after Da’esh.

Uncertain Times for Libyan Student in the U.S.

Mohamed Almahdi / 06 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Colleagues in Colorado have provided friendship and support, but Trump’s recent travel ban casts a dark cloud.

A Summer Course That Shaped My Way of Thinking

Sabah Hamamou / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

An Egyptian journalist recalls a program that helped her think in new ways and reflects on the connection between education and social progress.

The Liberal Arts As Antidote to Political Extremism in Mideast

Allison Hodgkins, Ted Purinton / 24 Oct 2016 / Opinion

Empowering youth requires encouraging enrollment in academic programs that include courses in philosophy, poetry and art history, the writers believe.

Increasing The Competitiveness of Arabic Language: Some Unusual Alternatives

Helen Abadzi / 21 Oct 2016 / Opinion

The challenge of Arabic script is one of the reasons behind Arab students’ disappointing performance results, the author explains.