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Category: Notes from Chrystina

Students receive SNHU student IDs

Students in GEM sites in Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa are receiving SNHU student ID cards this month. For many refugee students, this is an important milestone that represents not only their new status as university students at SNHU but is also a new verification tool that can help to unlock previously out-of-reach opportunities and

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

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