A Resource for Displaced Students

In 2017, in response to the world’s global education emergencies, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education developed the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER). PEER is an online clearinghouse enabling displaced and refugee students to connect with educational opportunities so they may continue formal and informal higher education. Due to the devastating impact of the Syria crisis on the country’s students, PEER initially focused on the educational needs of Syrian students at the university level, and it quickly expanded. The platform is now a global resource for all refugee and displaced students, connecting them to scholarships, language and online learning. While 37% of the world’s population is able to access higher education, only 3% of refugees are able to do so – PEER continues to work towards increasing that percentage. To learn more please visit IIE PEER.