”Collaborating with the American students definitely impacted my perspective in a positive way.”
– Azari, Syrian Refugee and Student
Azari was one of the participants in a virtual exchange program called Innovating Across Boundaries, which facilitated the collaboration between Syrian and American students on designing prosthetics for Syrian refugees injured in the war.
EMPOWERING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE:
The impact of this collaboration between SNHU and Cybint
ESL LEBANON PROGRAM
GEM is partnering with SNHU’s Institute for Language Education (ILE) to deliver cutting-edge online ESL support to GEM students based in Lebanon.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown measures that prohibited the gathering of students at physical learning centers, students weren’t able to access their usual language support classes at their learning centers. To bridge this gap, the GEM partnership with ILE enabled students to enroll in SNHU’s online-intensive English courses with SNHU faculty, with the goal of improving students’ academic English and providing opportunities for English language practise during lockdown.
The development of language skills, and particularly communication skills in English, is a valuable tool for refugee students in their search for employment, as it allows them to enter the global job market and to engage with employers outside of their current locations.