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Why World Refugee Day Matters

There are currently 68.5 million displaced people worldwide. Today, on World Refugee Day, SNHU is proud to introduce Julia Oduol, an SNHU student currently living and studying in Cape Town, South Africa. A recent associate degree graduate, Oduol is now earning her bachelor’s degree in business.

When Our Students Teach Us So Much

I’ve just returned from almost three weeks of travel in Africa, covering four countries — Rwanda, South Africa, Malawi, and Namibia. This post is my attempt to share just a little of what we experienced.

SNHU/Kepler graduate Joseph Dusabe honored as Acumen Fellow for work with vulnerable children

Joseph Dusabe, SNHU/Kepler graduate from the Kiziba campus in Rwanda, has been named a 2019 Acumen Fellow. Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Itetero Iwacu Organization, a Rwandan-based social enterprise that provides high-quality education, fights child stunting through effective nutrition, and advocates for children living with noncommunicable diseases. Joseph served as a teacher before

Meet Heritier

I am Heritier Muhire, 24, from Rwanda. I am passionate about education and technology. At the age of 12, I became an orphan after my mom passed away. It was a new journey with only my young brother. In difficult moments, regardless of the age, as the first born, I was left with the responsibilities of my parents to keep

Meet Mohamad

Hello, my name is Mohamad. I’m 26 years old, and I am from Syria. Now, I live in Tripoli, Lebanon, but my family is still in Syria. I am studying with SNHU to earn my BA in Communications, and I’m working as a cashier in a dollar shop at the same time. I have never

Meet Julia

Julia Oduol is the first GEM graduate in South Africa. She started her SNHU education in July of 2018, and pursued her Associate’s degree for six solid months with passion and dedication. Earning a college degree had always been a goal of Julia’s, but because of financial constraints, she had to put her dream on

GEM/Kepler Student David Kinzuzi wins YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award

My Green Home wins YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award My Green Home, an innovative social enterprise that addresses the challenges of urban waste management, has won the 2018 YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award. The award of $5,000 was presented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environemnt, Fatina Mukarubibi, to the Co-founder

GEM alumni and students participate in SNHU’s 2018 Global Days of Service

Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Days of Service is a month-long collective of service, during which alumni, students, faculty, and staff organize projects with causes and organizations to strengthen their communities. This year, from April 1 through May 14, more than 1,350 SNHU volunteers served at 112 project sites from Maine to Hawaii, from Texas to Colorado, and from