Celebrating the SNHU GEM Class of 2022

SNHU joined our in-country partners in celebrating graduates from Rwanda, Lebanon, and South Africa.

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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.

Notebook: GEM’s Blog

Looking to 2023: Rachael Sears Shares Plans for SNHU GEM’s Year Ahead

Rachael Sears, SNHU VP and SNHU GEM ED, looks ahead to another exciting year in refugee education.

Beyond basic needs: How SNHU GEM students challenge narratives about refugee futures

SNHU GEM students and alumni discuss what refugees need to pursue education, livelihoods, and community engagement.