Admissions Perspectives: Embracing Diversity with the Welcome Corps on Campus Initiative

May 8, 2024

May 8, 2024| 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Join the Welcome Corps on Campus team and representatives from participating institutions as they share insights and experiences in admitting refugee students identified by the program to participating colleges and universities. In collaboration with Admissions professionals and enrollment leaders from Indiana University, Bloomington, this session explores the historic program launched by the U.S. Department of State in July 2023, supporting higher education institutions and their stakeholders to welcome and enroll refugee students on their campuses. Gain a deeper understanding of the program's significance, its impact on campuses, and the collaborative efforts driving its success. Whether you're a seasoned professional or curious about global initiatives in academia, this webinar offers a chance to be part of shaping a more inclusive academic landscape. Register now to join the conversation and contribute to the Welcome Corps on Campus initiative.

By attending this session, AACRAO members will:

  • Gain more insights from the admissions staff of academic institutions that have successfully admitted refugee students for the 2024 cohort. Learn their experiences and best practices for admitting WCC students to their campuses.
  • Understand the context of refugee students and how the Welcome Corps on Campus addresses the gap in access to higher education for refugee students.
  • Learn how student selection works and what institutions can expect from the placement process and timelines, and
  • Learn how to get involved and where to access resources, tools, and information about the Welcome Corps on Campus.

Please note that this session is NOT intended for refugee students interested in applying for the program and NOT intended for those interested in Welcome Corps.

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Belma Sadikovic, Ed.D.

Curriculum and Content Coordinator


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Chris Adams

Senior Associate Director of International Admissions - Indiana University Bloomington

Delgar Battulga Woodruff

Associate Director of Admissions, Indiana University Bloomington

Christina Chandler

Placement Advisor, Institute of International Education

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Andrew Woolsey, EdD

Dean of Enrollment Services, Soka University of America

Warsame J. Warsame

Senior Program Officer, World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

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