UA Refugee Project

The UA Refugee Project provides UA undergraduate students the opportunity to gain or build on their existing intercultural competency and skills by volunteering with Tucson-based agencies supporting the resettlement process for the approximately 800 refugees who settle in Tucson each year. This experience serves the community need for more globally aware and engaged citizens who are able to affect change across cultures, both within and outside of our community.

The UA Refugee Project is a year-long experience starting at the beginning of the fall semester. The UA Global Refugee Programming Team provides students with a variety of prearranged volunteer opportunities with Tucson's refugee resettlement agencies or community organizations serving refugees. Students take the lead in contacting their chosen organization(s), and are responsible for arranging their own volunteering schedules for a total of 45 hours (including time spent training).

For additional information, please contact Lara Pfaff at



Intercultural Exploration