November 15, 2018

In October 2016, SEVP released final guidance on ESL Pathway Programs. This Government Connection explored:

  • the definition of a Pathway Program and its differences with conditional admissions.
  • the types of Pathway Programs with a particular focus on English proficiency-related Pathway Programs.
  • procedures for DSOs on adding Pathway Programs to their I-17 and properly issuing I-20s will be reviewed.

SEVP officials clarified certain aspects of the guidance and respond to questions that NAFSAns have raised.

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Amber Tetreau-SeguraAmber Tetreau-Segura
Associate Director of Admissions, Immigration, & Student Services, Center for ESL
University of Arizona
Amber Tetreau-Segura is the associate director of admissions, immigration, and student services at the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at the University of Arizona. Tetreau-Segura has been working with international students and scholars for more than a decade. She is currently the PDSO for CESL and serves as the liaison with sponsoring agencies and oversees admissions and student services for all CESL programs. Tetreau-Segura holds an MA in higher education with a concentration in international and comparative education from the University of Arizona and a BA in Spanish from Northern Arizona University. Tetreau-Segura currently serves on the International Student Subcommittee within NAFSA’s International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice committee.

Shao Chen Johanna Pan-CarrShao Chen Johanna Pan-Carr
International Student Adviser
New York University
A member of the NAFSA ISS RP International Student Subcommittee, Johanna served as Region X New York Downstate Representative in 2015 and 2016. She was also the recipient of the 2016 NAFSA Rising Star Young Leader Award. Johanna has been a member of NAFSA Trainer Corps since 2015 and served as lead trainer and trainer in various F-1 CEP workshops at NAFSA annual and regional conferences. She also was on the curriculum development team for U.S. Visa Entry Process for Students and Scholars workshop for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference in Philadelphia. She has a BA of economics from the College of William and Mary and a MA in higher education administration from NYU.