Investing in Social Support Systems for Students Directly Affected by Immigration

Colleges and universities have opportunities to support undocumented students in many ways. A new guide published by Fwd.us in September 2021, Investing in Social Support Systems Will Enhance the Higher Ed Experience for Students Directly Affected by Immigration, identifies key ways for colleges and universities to support students directly affected by immigration through systems that […]

One Refugee: Supporting Students From Refugee Backgrounds

Students from a refugee background resettled in the U.S. face a number of challenges in accessing higher education. This effective practice provides an overview of One Refugee (1R), a nonprofit organization based in Utah, that has made a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of college students from a refugee background. 1R provides students […]

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, […]

Walking the Talk: How University Communities Can Foster Opportunities for Refugee Students

Walking the Talk: How University Communities Can Foster Higher Education Opportunities for Refugee Students & Scholars As part of an ongoing collaboration to scope what the U.S. higher education community is doing to support refugees and at-risk migrants, the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and […]

The Role of International Students in U.S. Innovation and Global Competitiveness

International students are central to U.S. innovation, progress, and its ability to compete globally. The following resources illustrate the different ways in which international students contribute to science and innovation in the U.S. Open Countries have strong science: In this article in the journal Nature, leading researchers Carole Wagner and Koen Jonkers provide evidence to […]

The Educational and Cultural Needs of International Students: Enabling Success

This section highlights key resources on the specific educational, cultural, and mental health needs of international students and how to improve their overall experience of studying in the U.S. Toward greater inclusion and success: A new compact for international students: Framed by the recent declines of international student enrollment in the U.S. and a growing […]

Promising Practices: Dutchess Community College (Consortium for Undocumented Students)

Dutchess Community College has formed a cross-departmental Consortium for undocumented students to create a supportive environment and address systemic issues to facilitate undocumented students’ access and educational success at DCC. The Consortium aims to make information available to all students and their families regardless of their immigration status as well as potential students throughout our area.  […]

Informed Immigrant Guides

Our guides and Resource Library are continually refreshed with the latest guidance and materials curated from respected organizations like the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) so you can stay informed. The guides cover the following topics: (1) Supporting Undocumented Students’ Mental Health: Dealing with Trauma & Anxiety, (2) Mental […]

College Presidents with Undocumented Students: Eastern Connecticut State University

As part of The College Presidents with Undocumented Students Film Series, the UndocuScholars team at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA met with a leader in the field, President Elsa Núñez at Eastern Connecticut State University in February 2019 to learn more about her work with undocumented students. Equity in higher education […]