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Celebrating World Refugee Day 2023

SNHU Vice President and GEM Executive Director Rachael Sears reflects on World Refugee Day and how to make “hope away from home” a reality for all refugees.

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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Announcing the Winners of the 2023 SNHU GEM Poetry Contest

Congratulations to SNHU GEM students Joseph Pal Char and Rene Ndayambaje!

SNHU GEM Students Call on Universities to Do More to Expand Higher Education Access for Refugees

To reach the UNHCR target of enrolling 15 percent of refugees in higher education by 2030, SNHU GEM students called on universities, international organizations and governments to work with refugees to provide more opportunities for refugees to enroll in higher education by taking into account the complex circumstances of displaced learners.