Knox Welcomes Students from Syria
Originally published by Knox College and reprinted with permission.
Thousands of miles from their home country of Syria, Farid Freyha and Shahim Shaar are settling into their new lives as Knox College students. They are the first students admitted to Knox through an Institute of International Education (IIE) initiative—the Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis—designed to help Syrian students pursue higher education in the United States. Read more.
Student organization aims to support Syrian students
Originally published by The Temple News and reprinted with permission.
1.75 Million Children Are Missing School in Syria — But This Woman Wants to Fix That
Originally published by Global Citizen and reprinted with permission.
What International Higher Education is Missing: Refugees
Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.
A ‘University in Exile’ to Reconnect Syrian Students and Academics
Originally published by NewsDeeply and reprinted with permission.
Syrian students and academics scattered by war have had their careers and education disrupted. We spoke to the founder of the Jamiya Project, which is trying to reconnect Syrian academics to refugee students through blended online and in-person learning. Read more.
Higher Education for Refugees
Originally published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review and reprinted with permission.
Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough
Originally published by the Global Education Monitoring Report and reprinted with permission.
The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one point or another, if not all at the same time. Addressing their needs requires new thinking, and fast. Read more.
Argentina grants 1,000 scholarships to Syria refugees, urges others to follow
Originally published by Reuters and reprinted with permission.
Argentina unveiled plans on Friday to grant 1,000 university scholarships to Syrian refugees over the next five years after facing criticism from human rights groups for stalling on a commitment last year to take in 3,000 refugees. Read more.
This nonprofit connects Syrian refugees to American students for language lessons via Skype
Originally published by Technical.ly and reprinted with permission.
In 2013, while studying at Carleton College in Minnesota, Bailey Ulbricht spent two months on the Turkish/Syrian border. There she met Syrian refugees who wanted to return to school but couldn’t — Turkish universities required English language skills that many lacked. Ulbricht figured she could help, at least in the case of a few friends. Read more.
Barnard Responds to Syrian Crisis Through Creation of the Ann and Andrew Tisch Scholarship for Refugee Women
Originally published by Barnard College and reprinted with permission.
“Like millions of people,” says Ann Tisch, “we witness the horror of what’s going on in Syria and other nations around the globe. By sponsoring and funding this scholarship, we can make a contribution. We hope that the Barnard scholarship will become a copycat initiative, with other colleges inspired to follow this example.” Read more.