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Funding Your Education in the U.S.: E-Guide for International Students

If you need help financing your education in the U.S., this e-guide provides a comprehensive overview of the funding sources available to you both in the U.S. and in your home country. In this e-guide, you'll learn how to search and apply for scholarships and financial aid, tips for the financial aid application process, and when to begin applying for financial aid. In addition to that, you will find a list of scholarships available to international students, and a list of U.S. colleges and universities that offer financial aid to international students.

Networking to Success: Helping Immigrants Understand the Key Role Networking Plays in Job Searching

WES Global Talent Bridge, in partnership with Idealist, invites foreign-trained immigrants to join the second in our series of webinars detailing how to unleash the power of your personal network. Our recent survey of college-educated immigrant professionals identified a remarkable connection between the size of an immigrant’s social network and their likelihood of professional success. As a skilled professional looking to work in the U.S. or Canada, networking should be a key part of your job search activities.

Career Success and Communications Skills in Canada

Effective communication is a skill involving several different abilities that all play a part in successful communication. Even if we work at a place where our first language is spoken, achieving workplace communication competency may still be difficult. In this webinar, we look at several different perspectives on successful workplace communication, including communication competencies as defined by regulators and employers. We focused on the Canadian workplace, but explored other perspectives as well throughout the webinar to better understand successful communication.

Applying to Graduate Schools in the U.S.

Are you planning on applying to a master's or doctoral degree program this year? This webinar will introduce international students to the graduate admissions process and opportunities available at U.S. colleges and universities. Register for this in-depth review of the application process for prospective international students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree.

Applying to Science and Engineering Programs in the U.S.

Are you thinking about applying to science and engineering programs in in the U.S.? Are you confused about the process and requirements? WES Advisor can help you! Admissions experts will talk about the admissions process for science and technology programs in the U.S., from selecting the right school to the application process. This webinar is intended for prospective graduate international students.

Advising International Students in an Age of Anxiety

This White Paper from the Institute of International Education (IIE) shares initial information on steps taken by U.S. campuses and higher education associations in support of students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) currently enrolled or hoping to study in the United States. It is the second edition, which follows publication of a previous Green Paper in March 2017. Following submissions from campuses across the U.S., additional content was added to reflect what is being done in response to the two Executive Orders, and what measures campuses continue to take in this time of uncertainty.

Guidelines for Creating Your CV

The following is a short guide with the key points to follow when creating a CV, including some more specific advice aimed at refugees and asylum seekers. This resource will go over all details pertaining to one's CV, including spelling and grammar, formatting, phrasing, content, and much more. A very effective guide to writing a first CV, or updating a previous one.

National ‘access to higher education’ advice line

Our national advice line is a great starting point for your questions about getting into higher education as a young (16-24) refugee, asylum seeker or survivor of human trafficking.

Call our advice line (07597583228 or 0800 331 7292) on Mondays 2-5pm or Thursdays 2-5pm (text us if you want us to call you back), or send an email to highereducation@refugeesupportnetwork.org with your questions and phone number and we will call you.

Improve Your Intercultural Competence

Good intercultural communication and an understanding of cultural differences are now critical for professionals, especially those part of global networks. In this course not only will you develop the skills and acquire the knowledge needed to meet the global challenges today’s world presents, you will also learn to succeed in a diverse workplace and appreciate the value of cultural differences.

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

The course focuses on the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System), taking you through each stage: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken globally last year.