Are US colleges ready to serve more refugee students?

January 21, 2021

As part of its reexamination of immigration policy, the Biden administration is expected to significantly raise the cap of the number of refugees the United States accepts — including college-aged people fleeing their home countries.

But will American universities be ready to support them? 

Writing in University World News, Emily Moore, a recent graduate from Penn GSE’s International Educational Development Program, and Kelsey Ullom, a current IEDP student, explore some of the challenges and opportunities for colleges.

“While most institutions are not ready, some are welcoming refugees as students,” they write. “They are being proactive in student advising, making connections with community organisations and explicitly advocating for refugees’ right to higher education.”

Read the full piece here.

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