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Tuesday, May 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New Immigrants and Hidden Talent LIMITED

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Community members who come to us from around the world share in common certain extraordinary qualities: courage, resilience, adaptability, true grit. Yet they must negotiate a number of cultural, linguistic and legal challenges successfully in order to settle in well. We will look at some of the frameworks in which these particular community members must operate, and how we can support their transition from newcomer to student, colleague, and next door neighbor, and prosper as a community.

The aim of the session is to introduce some of the cultural, linguistic, and legal structures that we must be aware of as we seek to connect new community members to resources.

At the end of this session, participants will leave with a basic understanding of some of the parameters that determine how to connect international newcomers with the right kind of resources, as well as contact information for support services.

Breakout Session Speakers
avatar for ​Constance O. Peterson-Miller

​Constance O. Peterson-Miller

Director of ​Admissions and International Student Services, Indiana University South Bend
Connie Peterson-Miller is Director for the Offices of Admissions and International Student Services and an IU DACA liaison at IU South Bend. She has served international students, along with their families and supporters, for more than 30 years at 3 institutions of higher education... Read More →

Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce - Action Center

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