Credential Evaluation for Refugee Students

Resources and Organizations Supporting Refugees in Credential Evaluation Every year refugees don’t know how to continue their studies in the U.S without a U.S. transcript or certificate. If a refugee student has completed their studies outside the United States, credentials can be evaluated, especially for employment, furthering education, professional licensure. There are educational evaluation organizations, […]

Building Effective Support for UndocuEducators to Thrive and Persist in Higher Education

Undocumented educators (or “UndocuEducators”) are a vital resource to undocumented students to ensure their success in higher education. Their shared lived experiences provide them with special expertise and cultural competency to more effectively guide their students through college. However, UndocuEducators face challenges that make it difficult for them to retain and thrive in their roles. […]

Graduate & Professional School: Pathways & Support Systems

Graduate and Professional school is an increasingly necessary step for professional and economic development. The resources on this page share promising practices to address barriers undocumented students face in accessing, funding, and completing graduate or professional school. Practitioners interested in learning how to remove or reduce institutional barriers and individuals interested in pursuing graduate school […]

Career Pathways for Undocumented Students With and Without Work Authorization: Income Generation

One of the top priorities that undocumented students and alumni have identified is the need to generate income as well as pursue career opportunities in their field of interest. The challenges are particularly acute for undocumented individuals without work authorization. This resource compilation provides materials, websites, recordings and presentations that are geared towards undocumented students […]

How Will An University Sponsorship Program Be Funded?

How Will An University Sponsorship Program Be Funded? Costs for a potential university sponsorship program will include, but are not limited to, the Implementing Organization (I.O.) (staff, pre-departure activities and coordination, U.S. cohort coordination, training of U.S. HEIs, etc.), learning costs on campus (tuition, fees, room & board, books and supplies, etc.), and wraparound support […]

Law School Resource Guide for Undocumented Students: Getting to Law School

As state policies in certain states make higher education more accessible and affordable for undocumented students, many have gone to pursue graduate and professional degrees. One such option is a law degree, also known as the Juris Doctor (J.D.), which typically takes three years to complete. Immigrants Rising published a new resource in September 2021, […]

International Students and Immigrants in Medicine and Healthcare: Challenges and Barriers

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration hosted a webinar, International Students and Immigrants in Medicine and Healthcare: Challenges and Barriers, on May 26, 2021. International students and immigrants in the medical and scientific fields are a highly visible group in the U.S., from the corridors of medical schools and hospitals to research laboratories. Despite […]

Medical School for Pre-Med Undocumented Students, FAQs

Pre-Health Dreamers developed a guide, Frequently Asked Q&A: Medical School for Pre-Med Undocumented Students Across the Nation, for pre-med undocumented students interested in attending medical school. The guide answers questions that may come up as undocumented students consider their career path into medicine. It provides information on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), application timelines, […]

Undocumented Graduate Students Initiative

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration (Presidents’ Alliance), in collaboration with university and organizational partners, established the Undocumented Graduate Student Initiative in September 2019 to develop resources for institutions seeking to recruit, enroll, and support undocumented graduate and professional students, as well as for undocumented students seeking to pursue graduate or advanced degrees. […]