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Empowering People to Transform Lives

The Global Education Movement (GEM) is a Southern New Hampshire initiative on a mission to provide higher education and a path to work for refugees.

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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.

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A Moral Duty: Why SNHU is Expanding Refugee Education Across the Globe

The question I often get is “Why SNHU?” On one level, my response is, “Who else?”

SNHU Global Education Movement Among Finalists for Larsen Lam Iconiq Impact Award

$12 Million Award Will Fund Bold Solutions for Long-Term Transformational Change in the Lives of Refugees.

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