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A ‘University in Exile’ to Reconnect Syrian Students and Academics

Originally published by NewsDeeply and reprinted with permission.

Syrian students and academics scattered by war have had their careers and education disrupted. We spoke to the founder of the Jamiya Project, which is trying to reconnect Syrian academics to refugee students through blended online and in-person learning. Read more.

Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough

Originally published by the Global Education Monitoring Report and reprinted with permission.

The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one point or another, if not all at the same time. Addressing their needs requires new thinking, and fast. Read more.

This nonprofit connects Syrian refugees to American students for language lessons via Skype

Originally published by Technical.ly and reprinted with permission.

In 2013, while studying at Carleton College in Minnesota, Bailey Ulbricht spent two months on the Turkish/Syrian border. There she met Syrian refugees who wanted to return to school but couldn’t — Turkish universities required English language skills that many lacked. Ulbricht figured she could help, at least in the case of a few friends. Read more.

Barnard Responds to Syrian Crisis Through Creation of the Ann and Andrew Tisch Scholarship for Refugee Women

Originally published by Barnard College and reprinted with permission.

“Like millions of people,” says Ann Tisch, “we witness the horror of what’s going on in Syria and other nations around the globe. By sponsoring and funding this scholarship, we can make a contribution. We hope that the Barnard scholarship will become a copycat initiative, with other colleges inspired to follow this example.” Read more.