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Webinars on Refugee Student Enrollment & Leveraging Financial Resources and Building On Campus Support for Refugee Students

Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Education was a two part webinar series to provide an overview of resources and effective practices for campuses to enroll and support refugee students, focused specifically on refugee students on F1 student visas and humanitarian parole. The webinar series covered a broad range of topics that will set the stage for future more in depth workshops and communities of practice.

PART 1: Refugee Student Enrollment & Leveraging Financial Resources

In Part 1, leading campus and organizational experts shared resources and models on 1) Supportive & Inclusive Recruitment & Application Process 2) Understanding Documentation & Immigration Pathways, and 3) Leveraging Financial Resources.

  • Find the Google Drive folder that contains the slide deck, speaker bios, and our Partner resources here.
  • The presentation slides can be found here.
  • A tip sheet with the resources shared can be found here.

Speakers Included:

  • Karen Bartlett, Associate Director of International Admissions, Middlebury College
  • GianMario Besana,  Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning, DePaul University
  • Marissa Hill-Dongre, Assistant Director for Compliance and Legal Affairs, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, University of Minnesota
  • Rosie Hughes, Asst. Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer, UNHCR
  • Lee Nimocks, Kentucky Council Postsecondary Education (CPE)
  • Emma McLeavey-Weeder, Lead Strategic Engagement Executive, Lead of Access Program, Duolingo English Test
  • Isabel Schroeder, Program Manager, WES Global Talent Bridge
  • Comboni (Jamal) Tutu, Student, Middlebury College

PART 2: Building On Campus Support for Refugee Students

In Part 2, leading campus and organizational experts shared resources and models on 1) Campus Collaboration 2) Expanding Access to Legal Services 3) Creating Cohorts and Community and 4) Fostering Migration & Trauma Informed Campuses.

Speakers Included:

  • Grace Bech, Student, Dartmouth College
  • Adam Brown, New School Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab
  • Erin Fitzgerald, Director of the Center for Global Education and Fellowships, Salve Regina University
  • Michele Pistone, Professor of Law, Villanova University, and Founder of VIISTA: Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates
  • Asabe Poloma, Associate Provost, Office of Global Engagement, Brown University
  • Danielle Riou, Associate Director, Human Rights Project, Bard College

Find the Google Drive folder that contains the speakers’ bios, and our Partner resources here.

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