About the event:

The WES Gateway Program helps admissions staff in academic institutions and professionals at licensing bodies assess non-verifiable documents of refugees and other displaced individuals.

Through the WES Gateway Program, WES can reliably validate and assess the education of individuals displaced by political unrest, conflict, and natural disasters even when complete, verifiable documents are unavailable. The WES Gateway Program is open to eligible applicants educated in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela who currently reside in the U.S.

Gain insights into:

  • The WES Gateway Program and its benefits for higher education institutions
  • How WES validates and assesses international education
  • How to refer program applicants in the U.S.

To make a direct referral to the program or for additional inquiries, please contact Lorinda Grogg at [email protected]. The following referral partners can help eligible applicants complete and submit WES Gateway applications:



Lorinda Grogg

Director, Institutional Relations, WES, U.S.


Beatrice Kohlenberg

Associate Director, Program Delivery and Integration, WES Global Talent Bridge, Canada


Senay Gebremedhin

Program Manager, WES Global Talent Bridge, U.S.