Part three of BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series that looks at how BU programs are helping immigrants and refugess in Boston highlights the School of Social Work’s (SSE) BRIDGE (Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education) progam. An outgrowth of SSW’s Refugee and Immigrant Training Program, which began in the early 1990s to recruit immigrants for careers in social work, BRIDGE is a Master of Social Work (MSW) program designed to help recent immigrants serve their communities here. The program shepherds applicants from orientation to preadmission to study for an MSW and beyond to career development.
The series continues tomorrow with two parts. One will examine the School of Law’s (LAW) Asylum & Human Rights Clinic (AHR), where law students represent asylum seekers and others involved in immigration and humanitarian cases; the other will look at the interpreter certificate program at the University’s Center for Professional Education, which trains multilingual students in community, legal and medical interpreting.