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Deadline for expressions of interest: Sunday 30 September 2018

Planning: From Monday 1 April 2019

Programming: Academic years 2019 and 2020 


Eligible UK-based students include those originally from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen currently recognised as refugees, asylum seekers or with humanitarian protected status.  

We are seeking delivery partners for a proposed virtual exchange project connecting post-secondary students in the USA with students who are recognised as refugees in the UK. The opportunity stems from the Stevens Initiative which is managed by the Aspen Institute on behalf of the US Department of State and a number of private funders. The funding enables young people in the USA to engage virtually with their peers in countries in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region or with peers from the MENA region who are recognised as refugees living in another country. The term refugee includes asylum seekers and those with humanitarian protected status.

We are seeking to partner with a small number of colleges and/or higher education institutions currently hosting students recognised as refugees (suggested minimum student group size for a partner is 15).  Colleges and HEIs working in consortia would be considered. In addition to facilitated cross-cultural dialogue with students in the USA, the project aims to build English language and career skills, such as project management, for participating students via the Active Citizens curriculum.   

How to apply

Please contact Alison Corbett, Head of Education Programmes, British Council USA to discuss further: Alison.Corbett@britishcouncil.org