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Celebrating SNHU GEM Refugee Students

During Refugee Awareness Month, students from across Africa and the Middle East shared their experiences as refugee learners and the importance of access to education.


Making A Difference

Refugee learners who enroll in a GEM degree program have the drive to transform their lives for the better—and GEM is able to meet them where they are with degree programs that are flexible, hands-on, and designed to set graduates up for success.

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(Data from February 2020)


of students complete an associate degree within two years of commencing their studies through GEM.


of GEM refugee learners are employed within six months of graduation.


of GEM students are working full- or part-time while earning their degrees.


of students enrolled in GEM are female.

Notebook: GEM’s Blog

Video: SNHU GEM graduates reflect on the transformative power of education for refugees

In a new video, SNHU GEM graduates and staff explain how the program equips refugee students for post-graduate success.

Fishing in the Desert project works to end malnutrition and hunger in Kakuma Refugee Camp

The project won support from the UN World Food Programme for its sustainable approach to fighting hunger.