Minimum Standards for Offering Education Pathways for Refugee Students to a Third Country

Global Task Force on Third Country Education (GTF) Minimum Standards: Complementary Education Pathways The Global Task Force on Third Country Education Pathways (GTF) promotes and supports the expansion of tertiary education as a complementary pathway for refugee students. Increasing the number of higher education pathways will not only help grow the number of refugees enrolled […]

Student Narrative: Elisee Tuyishime

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. My Journey My name […]

Student Narrative: Zakayo K. Meshack

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. My name is Zakayo […]

Credential Evaluation for Refugee Students

Resources and Organizations Supporting Refugees in Credential Evaluation Every year refugees don’t know how to continue their studies in the U.S without a U.S. transcript or certificate. If a refugee student has completed their studies outside the United States, credentials can be evaluated, especially for employment, furthering education, professional licensure. There are educational evaluation organizations, […]

Quick Guide: Refugee Eligibility for Admissions to Higher Education 

Resources to Help Explain Refugee Eligibility for College Admissions Refugees resettled in the U.S. sometimes face unique challenges explaining their immigration status and eligibility to enroll in colleges and universities in the U.S.. These challenges include:  gaps in their education history; transcripts in other languages; lack of financial means to take standardized tests; and identification […]

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 […]

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 […]