Leveraging the Positive Impacts of U.S. Higher Education as an Immigration Pathway

Leveraging the Positive Impacts of U.S. Higher Education as an Immigration Pathway: The Role of Foreign-born Campus Leaders and Faculty For at least the past two centuries and especially since the mid-1960’s, when the doors of U.S. academia were opened more widely to global talent as a result of immigration reform, foreign-born faculty and leaders1 with […]

Student Narrative: Atem James Maker

Refugee students and alumni in the U.S. share their experience and perspective. Current and former students from refugee backgrounds face a number of obstacles accessing higher education in the U.S. Here we share their experiences, their perspectives on a proposed university sponsorship initiative , and celebrate their contributions to U.S. campuses and communities. Originally from […]

Refugee College Guidance Counseling

Resources and Effective Practices for Refugee College Guidance Counseling Navigating the college application and admissions process can be overwhelming for many students, but for international students who have experienced displacement or are refugees the process can seem almost impossible. However, there are organizations working to support students in the process and address these challenges through […]

Syrian Youth Empowerment: A College Access Program for Displaced Students

A Refugee-led Initiative and Effective Practice in Improving College Access for Displaced Students Syrian Youth Empowerment (SYE Initiative, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers youth in conflict zones by providing a path to higher education. Founded and led by Syrian refugees who experienced first-hand the challenges associated with continuing higher education both inside and […]

Student Narrative: Bwema Matata

Seven lessons & reflections for refugee students on US campuses New and expanding scholarships for displaced students create opportunities for refugee students to access U.S. higher education and a way for colleges and universities to welcome and bring the incredible talents of refugee students to their campus. At the same time, there are some unique […]

International Student Alumni: Clarisza Runtung

International Student Alumni: Clarisza Runtung In Their Own Words By Dorna Maryam Movasseghi Current and former international students live and work across the entire U.S., in large cities as well as small towns. Here we share the stories and journeys of individuals whose daily work in key areas contributes or will contribute to U.S. communities […]

Student Narrative: Agathe Mwehu

Refugee students and alumni in the U.S. share their experience and perspective. Current and former students from refugee backgrounds face a number of obstacles accessing higher education in the U.S. Here we share their experiences, their perspectives on the proposed university sponsorship initiative, and celebrate their contributions to U.S. campuses and communities. “My name is […]

Resources for Colleges and Universities Supporting Afghan Newcomers in the U.S.

Fact Sheet: Higher Ed Afghan Response Colleges and universities can provide much-needed protection and support for Afghan newcomers. Supporting access to higher education is at the core of the higher education mission. In supporting and enrolling Afghan refugee students, U.S. colleges and universities can improve refugee integration outcomes, expand access to higher education for refugee students, […]

Alumni Narrative: Shabnam Fayyaz

Refugee students and alumni in the U.S. share their experience and perspective. Current and former students from refugee backgrounds face a number of obstacles accessing higher education in the U.S. Here we share their experiences, their perspectives on the proposed university sponsorship initiative, and celebrate their contributions to U.S. campuses and communities. Shabnam came to […]

U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

The need for collective action to support refugee students could not be greater. Forced displacement has doubled in the past decade, and 2021 is likely to be another record-setting year in terms of the number of people forced to flee their homes. At the same time, fewer than one percent of refugees are resettled each […]