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Do you want to know more about what to do when students have credentials and degrees from other countries? Join this panel to learn about common misconceptions, key considerations, and tips for incorporating the credentials and degrees that students bring with them from other countries. Additionally, learn about key resources you can access and a free consulting service you can take advantage of to better serve these students in your program.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors, instructors, directors, and anyone looking to increase their capacity to advise, teach, and direct students who have degrees and credentials from other countries

This panel brings together experts from three Massachusetts programs who have extensive experience working with immigrant and refugee students who have degrees, credentials, and professional experience from other countries. The panel will explore the primary challenges and misconceptions students face surrounding foreign credentials, the key questions to ask when advising these students, resources you can access, referrals you can make, and tips for walking students through the credential evaluation process. Our three panelists will be Emmanuel Owusu from the African Bridge Network, Analuz Garcia from Northern Essex Community College, and Shinobu Ando from the Asian American Civic Association.

You will also learn about how you can use the expertise of our panelists to help increase your program’s capacity to do this work, through a free consulting structure supported through the SABES Program Support PD Center.

Note: We will be contacting you a week before the webinar with information on how to access the webinar. Watch for a confirmation email from

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Name the primary considerations you should take when advising and guiding students with foreign degrees and credentials
  • Access essential resources for helping students who have foreign degrees and credentials
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Career Pathways
Education and Career Planning