The Global Platform for Syrian Students offers young people a valuable opportunity to pursue higher education abroad.
The British-based charity Cara originally helped academics flee Nazi Germany. Now it helps scholars escape war zones like Syria and Yemen.
A young woman in Benghazi met other Arab and American students in guided online dialogues organized by Soliya, a global nonprofit organization, that she says gave her new insights.
Quarantining in their rooms, some students struggle with boredom and increased levels of anxiety. For others, there’s still a sense of community from living in student housing.
Student access to counseling and preventive mental health support at universities in the United Arab Emirates need improvements, student and psychologists say.
The wealthy Gulf countries have the education and research facilities to attract Arab talent, but need to take steps to improve the experience of the expat scientists and educators who come.
The wealthy Gulf countries could act as a reservoir for Arab talent in the region, benefiting their own economies and those of the countries that produce the talent they need.
Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.
Many students in the Arab region are concerned about losing the chance to continue their higher education abroad because of restrictions related to Covid-19.
Some Arab countries have begun evacuating students from the area under quarantine, but many students feel abandoned and want more help.