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In this interactive session we will explore best practices for working with students who have college degrees and credentials from abroad. We will review successful strategies for helping students navigate U.S. higher education, negotiate the challenging world of U.S. employment, and overcome barriers to securing jobs in their field.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • All Massachusetts adult education staff who want to learn more about working with students who have degrees and credentials from other countries

Do you have students who have degrees and credentials from other countries? Are you hoping to learn more about how to incorporate a student’s past education or professional experience into their pathway? Join this online session for an exploration led by the advising team at Asian American Civic Association (AACA), who have developed systems and practices for working with foreign-trained immigrants and refugees. After learning about the approach at AACA, you will break into small groups to apply your new knowledge and discuss how you would adapt these approaches to fit your own program. We will end with a list of resources and discuss ways you can use these resources in your program.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Better understand barriers to continuing education and employment for foreign-trained immigrants and refugees
  • Apply five guiding principles to advising your clients
  • List program(s) and resource(s) available to complement your work and program
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising
Topic Area
ESOL/English Language Learner