ISSUU - November 2015 by ALIVE Magazine

Upon arriving in STL, immigrants and refugees typically spend a few months at the International Institute, which provides critical services for successful integration into the community. The Career Advancement for International Professionals, now on its fourth class, offers foreign higher-education degree-holders with recertification assistance, career-specific English instruction and accent perfection. And by July, a native-language programming broadcast on FM 102.9 (and podcast) will teach the subtleties of the American day-to-day-how to register  to vote, what parking meters are, etc. “It’ll be a way – regardless of where someone lives or their work schedule – to get the integrative information they need to have a positive resettlement experience,” International Institute CEO Anna Crosslin says.

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