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Category: Notebook

Meet Aimee

Aimee was born in Kiziba Camp in 1998. Her parents are from DRC, and arrived at Kiziba in 1997 after a long journey – made while her mother was pregnant. Aimee started her SNHU degree in 2017. This interview took place during the bridge phase, before beginning her degree. I started in nursery school and

Meet Joel

Joel Mugisha, SNHU student at Kiziba Refugee Camp, Rwanda, January 19, 2018Joel was born in Kiziba Camp in 1997. His parents are from Congo, and arrived at Kiziba in 1996. After completing primary and ordinary school in Kiziba and advanced school outside the camp, Joel started his SNHU degree in 2017. This interview took place

Meet Yvette

Yvette says she always dreamed about obtaining a degree that would prepare her “for the reality of the workplace.

Launching in South Africa

In May SNHU’s GEM launched in Cape Town, checking off the third of our four-country site launch list for the year. As with our other launches, there was an incredible buzz of positive energy from the students. Most of SNHU’s GEM Scalabrini students have been living in South Africa for five to 15 years, trying

Meet Sanky

Sanky is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and has been living in the Dzaleka Refugee camp in Malawi for over 10 years. He received his diploma (45 credits) from Regis University, where he focused on social work. Sanky is planning on shifting his studies from social work over to business once he starts his

Higher Education and the Economic Integration of Refugees

The global refugee crisis is complex and requires concerted political, economic, social, and legal action in order to be addressed effectively. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is pioneering an innovative program to deliver more than a high-quality university education to some of the world’s most disadvantaged learners. Our refugee education programs enable refugees around the

Dispelling Myths About Refugees

While the majority of our work over the next two years focuses on educating refugees outside of the U.S., our project is inextricably linked to the political climate in the US. This is especially true given the many referendums involving resettlement coming directly from the White House. This leads to further discussion about refugees at

Meet Eugenie

Eugenie seized the opportunity to show her talents at when SNHU opened the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Meet Sadiki

Sadiki was accepted in the first cohort of students when SNHU opened the campus in Kiziba Refugee Camp.