The Ready for American Hospitality Program

The RAH program is a collaboration between the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) African Community Center (ACC) and the University of Denver’s (DU) Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, which serves as a service-learning program for refugee, asylee, and migrant populations alongside their undergraduate counterparts of the Human Capital course, engaging in cultural exchange and Hospitality training […]

Webinar on Higher Education Institutions & Opportunities to Promote Refugee Integration 

Colleges and universities offer robust ecosystems within communities across the U.S. that can provide welcome and support for newcomers. As existing sites of education, they are also well suited to facilitate learning and growth opportunities for refugees. This webinar highlights opportunities for colleges and universities to promote refugee integration through programs and grants offered through […]

Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer

Jiran is Middlebury College’s intensive summer language program that pairs intermediate and advanced language students with underserved newcomer families who speak their target language. “Jiran” means “neighbors” in Arabic, and the goals of the program are twofold. First, Jiran helps university-level language students improve their linguistic and intercultural competence while learning about US immigration and […]

ASU Education for Humanity

In collaboration with humanitarian partners, the Education for Humanity initiative at Arizona State University (ASU) creates and implements relevant and integrative education programs with refugee communities worldwide. Education for Humanity offers a blended learning model combining digital learning tools with in-person support through partner organizations. Since its establishment in 2017, Education for Humanity has impacted […]

School for International Training and World Learning – The New Vermonter Education Program

Through a whole of organization effort, World Learning and the School for International Training’s New Vermonter Education Program (NVEP) provides temporary housing, English language, and cultural orientation programming for refugees in southern Vermont in partnership with the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, and the Tutorial Center in Bennington, Vermont. NVEP has supported […]

Duolingo University Access Program

Created in partnership between Duolingo and the UNHCR, the Duolingo University Access (DUA) Program aims to create improved pathways to higher education for refugee students, by offering one-on-one guidance and assistance with the university and financial aid application processes, as well as immigration and visa processes.  1. Purpose for the Program Currently, only 7% of […]

The Refugee Health Navigator Program

The Refugee Health Navigator Program was developed to address common barriers to health care and to increase health systems comprehension for refugees. Students from different programs at Georgetown University are paired together and matched to a newly arrived family working with a resettlement agency. The program is intended to help remove the barriers to health […]

Bard College: enrolling and supporting displaced students and scholars

Bard’s program reflects the College’s long history of supporting displaced students and faculty. In August 2021 Bard pledged 100 scholarships to students at risk following the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan. In 2022 Bard launched the Refuge Scholarship for students from Ukraine and Russia. These initiatives now comprise one program that provides tuition, room, board, and […]

The RESPONSE Campaign

The RESPONSE (Refugee Sponsorship for Education) Campaign From 2021 to 2023 the RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students, gathered a coalition of partners and students with refugee backgrounds to build support for a new college and university refugee sponsorship program, by providing refugee students expanded pathways to resettle, study, and obtain legal […]