Whether because of war, political repression or important environmental changes, young men and women are often forced to flee their home countries, only to face the harsh conditions of life in a refugee camp. Opportunities for refugees to pursue higher education are virtually non-existent, leaving many bright and talented students unable to achieve their academic or professional goals.
WUSC is committed to provide refugee students with an opportunity to leave the camp and pursue higher education at a Canadian university, college and/or cégep, resettling in Canada as permanent residents. Each refugee is sponsored by a WUSC Local Committee, which is made up of volunteer students, faculty and staff on a university, college or cégep campus. Each Committee raises the necessary funds to support a refugee during his or her first year in Canada.
WUSC’s Student Refugee Program helps by:
- sponsoring student refugees living in asylum in Kenya, Malawi, and Syria to pursue their studies at Canadian post-secondary institutions and resettle as permanent residents through the Student Refugee Program.
Learn more about the ways you can get involved.