The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

From Refugee Camp to American Campus (EDUC 401 K)

From Refugee Camp to American Campus: An Introduction to Refugee Education

  • EDUC 401K
  • Date: Wednesdays 3:30-4:50pm in MGH 074
  • Start Date: 01/4
  • Facilitator: Qanani Kalil (


Have you ever imagined what it would be like to flee your country and arrive in a new one where you didn’t understand its language, codes, norms or values? This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. Are you interested in learning more about this situation and how to support young refugees and newcomers in America’s public schools? If so, sign up for this class! This is a great opportunity to learn about refugee issues, raise awareness and make an impact in the community.

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1 credit: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)