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Do you know who your refugee students are? Mapping and understanding displaced students on U.S. campuses


On November 30th from 12 PM ET/9 AM PT, the Presidents’ Alliance and Duolingo English Test hosted a webinar on the release of a new groundbreaking report on refugee students in U.S. higher education.

Despite the increasing number of refugee students, both globally and in the U.S., there is a significant lack of data concerning their pathways to higher education. To effectively understand the presence of refugee students on college campuses and support their educational success, we must bridge these data gaps and support advocacy and on-the-ground initiatives.

Watch the webinar below:

Check out the resources shared from the webinar here.

This webinar was moderated by Rajika Bhandari, Senior Advisor at the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and featured:

  • Anna Esaki-Smith, Co-founder, Education Rethink
  • Laura Kaub, Program Director and Duolingo and UNHCR University Access Advisor, Duolingo English Test
  • Kathryn (Kate) Timlin, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Georgetown University
  • Rosie Hughes, Senior Advisor, Refugee Resettlement Initiative, National Association of System Heads (NASH)
  • Roza Ali Dina, Student, Emory University
  • Miriam Feldblum, Co-founder and Executive Director, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
  • Laura Wagner, Director of Refugee Student Initiatives, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

The new report will explore the number of F-1 international students studying in the U.S. in 2022/23 who are potentially refugee and displaced students. There will also be a segment to discuss how initiatives such as the Duolingo University Access (DUA) Program can offer crucial support to refugee and displaced students seeking to pursue higher education in the U.S. and elsewhere. Join us to learn more about the report and what campuses, organizations, and governments can do to increase refugee student access on U.S. campuses.

Read the report here.