October 19th, 2018
A Partner Program 2018
The Welcome Project© is a joint endeavor by the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI) and iTEP International, offering individuals classified as refugees assistance with the evaluation of their academic credentials for U.S. educational equivalence and determine their English language proficiency through an approved language assessment test.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, as of 2017, there are more than 68 million people who have been displaced because of war, violence and persecution. As stipulated in Section VII of the Lisbon recognition convention, we recognize it as our social responsibility to assist displaced persons with their reintegration into the community. We realize that through the recognition of their former education, these individuals can accelerate their integration and assimilation into society.
Meet the Experts
The Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI), founded in 1994 and based in Los Angeles, CA, is dedicated to providing credential evaluations and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications.
iTEP International, founded in 2002 and based in Los Angeles, CA, offers a widely recognized English language proficiency test that meets the acceptance requirements for international education and immigrant community nationwide.
Call to Action
At ACEI and iTEP International, we see it as our responsibility and moral imperative to do our part to support the he integration of refugees, where possible, by offering our expertise in international credential evaluation and English language proficiency testing.
The Welcome Project combines both the international credential evaluation and English language proficiency testing at the onset of their resettlement in the U.S. These individuals will be able to receive recognition of their educational achievements and language competency. Such recognition will enable them to integrate into their new adopted community much faster as they set out to pursue employment opportunities and further their education.
The fundamental mission of The Welcome Project is aligned with U.S. higher education’s institutional internationalization, diversity and inclusion strategies.
How Can you help?
Join ACEI and iTEP International in adopting The Welcome Project and support displaced persons and refugees in achieving their educational and professional goals.
Together, we can make a difference.
For more information, please contact:
President & CEO
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
Chairman & Cofounder iTEP International, LLC
The Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI), was founded in 1994 and is based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. ACEI provides a number of services that include evaluations of international academic credentials for U.S. educational equivalence, translation, verification, and professional training programs. ACEI is a Charter and Endorsed Member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators. For more information, visit www.acei-global.org.