Come participate in this interactive session to develop your skills advising students with foreign degrees and credentials. Using real student scenarios, you will apply advising strategies, practice using resources, and employ new knowledge to help students navigate education and career opportunities. This session is ideal for those who have a basic understanding of the topic based either on experience or past professional development. It combines a presentation with group work, skill building exercises, and discussions with our presenters who have years of experience working with this population. 

Note: While all are welcome, this session is intended for those already familiar with the basics who are ready to share and further develop their skills and understanding of the resources in serving students with unique scenarios and needs. Anyone who is new to the topic can watch the on-demandself-paced video and use the GUIDE: Advising Students with Foreign Degrees and Credentials.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors, instructors, and directorswith some knowledge of students with degrees and credentials from other countries

Have you been working with students who have degrees and credentials from other countries but want to serve them better? Are you looking to develop your skills and understandings to incorporate a student’s past education or professional experience into their pathway? Through a hands-on activity based on real-life scenarios, you will explore and apply 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. You will come away with a deepened understanding of the questions to ask, the resources available, and the referrals to make. 

We will make sure you understand the tools and resources available to support this population, including community and state resources, and ask you to share tools and strategies you use. 

Several days before the event, Jane Brandt at jane_brandt@worlded.org will send you an email with the Zoom link.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply five guiding principles to advising students
  • List programs and resources available to complement your work and program
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Anyone who is new to the topic can watch the video and look at the GUIDE: Advising Students with Foreign Degrees and Credentials to learn the basics prior to the session.

04/11/2024 - 10:00 am to 04/11/2024 - 12:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising & Student Support Services
Topic Area
ADEI (anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion)
Career Pathways
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
ESOL/English Learners
Workforce Development
PDP Eligible