Education Majors Give Glimpse of College to International Students
TCU education majors led groups of students from the International Newcomer Academy on campus tours.
TCU students took the students to Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Mary Couts Burnett Library, the Bailey Building and the Brown-Lupton University Union.
Junior Katelyn Crow said, “It was really important for them to see what college is like and what their experience might be like so that they could really see themselves pursuing higher education and going to college.”
INA is a school in the Fort Worth Independent School District that helps refugee and immigrant children adjust to American culture. Students come from all over the world, speaking several languages.
Dr. Cecilia Silva established a partnership between TCU and INA about 20 years ago.
Silva and Dr. Sara Philips work with parents coordinator Faiha Al-Atrash to give TCU students experience and INA students exposure.
Al-Atrash said students spend two semesters at INA learning English and content subjects (social studies, science, math, etc.), before being mainstreamed into FWISD high schools based on where they live.