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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, capitalize on the many resources available in and through campus communities, and reaffirm the United States’ role as a leader in welcoming refugees. Refugee students have long enriched college and university campuses with their resilience, talent, and diverse perspectives and backgrounds, despite facing steep barriers to higher education.

This fact sheet includes resources and information on :

  • Understanding the legal status of Afghan arrivals.
  • Hosting displaced Afghan Scholars. 
  • Enrolling Afghan Students.
  • Welcoming Afghan newcomers on-campus and as your new neighbors.
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