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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 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.

Preparing for University

In this course you will explore key skills needed for success in higher education: developing skills relating to critical thinking; holding a supported, substantive argument; analyzing and using data or sources critically. These are university-level skills but you can work on the foundations of these skills before you get there. Such skills will also help in assessments such as A-levels and extended project work. They are also attributes that employers value in graduates.

English for Academic Purposes: A MOVE-ME Project Course

This resource, developed within the MOVE-ME project by UniStraSi, NUI Galway, The Open University and CTI will guide you through the features of academic discourse in English, and enable you to understand and produce written and aural academic texts.

Learning Online: Searching and Researching

In this course, you’ll explore the rich and diverse range of information available to you online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which you can begin to assess information that you might want to use in your studies. Using a wide range of learning activities, you will be challenged to dig deeper and think critically about the information that you find online.

This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’, which introduces you to the essential skills and tools you need to study online.

Learning Online: Reflecting and Sharing

In this course, you’ll be introduced to some of the tools you can use to help you reflect on your learning; such as short tests and quizzes or online logs and journals. You will then move on to focus on sharing your learning with others. By producing and sharing video, using blogs, pin-boards, collaborative platforms or social media you can enrich the learning experience.

This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’, which introduces you to the essential skills and tools you need to study online.

Learning Online: Managing Your Identity

Many of us now have an online identity running alongside our everyday lives. In this course you’ll consider your online presence; you’ll discover how what we say and do online can have major implications for our real lives, and those of others. You’ll also spend time looking at how to assess and enhance your online identities to ensure that you can get the most out of being yourself online.

This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’, which introduces you to the essential skills and tools you need to study effectively online.