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 two semester long experience with students starting at the beginning of the fall semester. The Office of Global Initiatives 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 (not including time spent training).

For additional information, please contact Erin Chadd at echadd@arizona.edu.

ACTIVITY

COMPETENCY

Intercultural Exploration

INTERCULTURAL EXPLORATION

GLOBAL/INTERCULTURAL COMPREHENSION