COUNTRIES: United States
DURATION: 02/01/2023 - 01/31/2026 (projected)
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
CONTACT[email protected]

Teaching English to Adult Refugees Certificate Program – coming on April 17, 2024 at 2 pm ET

The World Learning and SIT TESOL Center’s brand-new Teaching English to Adult Refugees Certificate Program will train teachers (at any level of their career and even those with no previous teaching experience) to effectively teach English to adult refugees. Please join our 1-hour interactive webinar where we will share the needs assessment data gathered from over 160 professionals in 80 schools and organizations implementing refugee programming, and discuss how this data will inform the design of our program and curriculum. You will also learn about open education resources you can start using immediately to teach English to refugee literacy-learners. We will also announce the ten lottery winners who will each be given a free spot in the Fall 2024 certificate program pilot. This webinar is presented by the World Learning SIT TESOL Center in collaboration with Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement (SHERR) project. Register now.

Higher Education Institutions & Opportunities to Promote Refugee Integration – March 2024.

This webinar was hosted by SHERR consortium partner, Presidents Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration. It highlighted opportunities for colleges and universities to promote refugee integration through programs and grants offered through the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Current grantees of the Refugee Career Pathways program shared about their experience. Additional resources can be found here.

Campus Engagement in Refugee Resettlement: Perspectives from the SHERR Program – October 2023
This webinar was presented jointly by the U.S. Department of State’s IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) and SHERR (Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement) Program. World Learning is the proud implementing partner of the U.S. Department of State for both IDEAS and SHERR. Additional resources shared during this webinar: key elements of resettlement landscape for higher education

Higher Education and Refugee Resettlement – Opportunities for Action through SHERR”– February 2024
This webinar was presented jointly with the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC). SHERR panelists gave an overview of the current and aspirational engagement of U.S. colleges and universities in resettlement based on a 2023 needs assessment and shared the project’s resources and engagement pathways. Additional resources: presentation slides