Puerta al Futuro

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
New Jersey
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Bilingual /ESL


Puerta al Futuro (Puerta) enables Spanish-speaking adult immigrants to earn an AA or BA, with a track to an MA, while improving their English. Students move from intense English training with Spanish language courses to English-only. Evening and weekend classes, multiple sites, and online studies meet the needs of adults.

Program Description

Puerta’s goal is to prepare students with the credentials and tools needed to successfully integrate into U.S. culture and pursue the American Dream.


As of 2012, 128 students have graduated.

There are currently 507 AA, BA, and MA seeking students in Puerta and another 200 in Latino Promise. 

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