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Building a New Life in Orange County: Refugee Experiences

April 17, 2019

Orange County in North Carolina has an estimated 1,200 refugees. While they represent a small portion of the more than 65 million individuals displaced worldwide, their resettlement process can prove challenging. Local organizations like the Refugee Community Partnership (RCP) and … Continued

Hiba Alzouby Focuses on Refugees Locally and Globally

March 15, 2018

The notion of returning to a better Syria drives Hiba Alzouby ’21, a doctor of pharmacy candidate at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Born in New Jersey and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Alzouby lived in Syria between the ages … Continued

Elizabeth Olson Builds Support for Youth Caregivers

May 19, 2017

For Elizabeth (Betsy) Olson, living an internationalized life was not unusual. Although she grew up in Denver, Colorado, Olson has lived in many places around the world—from spending her college summers in the Philippines, where her father was country director … Continued

First-Year Students Expand Their View of Social Justice with Trip to Trinidad

December 10, 2016

When Nijal Morgan ’20 applied to go to on a fall break Social Justice Experience trip to Trinidad, he had never been out of the country. The first-year political science student from Robeson County, North Carolina, boarded the plane with the intentions of experiencing a new culture and learning more about social justice, a topic he is passionate about.