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Special Topics in Civic Engagement: Refugees & Resettlement

Instructor: Jonathan Golden
Credits: 4

Explores the many dimensions of the global refugee crisis, with a specific focus on resettlement. Working in partnership with the International Rescue Committee, Drew students will have the opportunity to engage directly with refugees from around the world that have recently resettled in New Jersey. Drew students will have the opportunity to serve as mentors to recently resettled youth, helping our new neighbors acquire academic skills and cultural competencies. In addition to weekly lessons and workshops with the Elizabeth students, Drew students must meet periodically on their own to assess and develop strategies for facilitating the work of the full group. Class is held at both the offices of the IRC in Elizabeth, NJ and Drew University and requires travel to and from Elizabeth. Students must be available one hour prior to scheduled start time.

Attributes: CLA – Community Based Learning; CLA – Immersive Experience    

Meeting Time/Days

  • Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Times: 4:05 – 6:35
  • Term: Spring, 2021

Registration Information

  • CE 275 (CRN 30141)

About Community-Based Learning Courses

CBL classes foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world by working with off-campus community organizations. They seek to benefit their partner organizations and our shared community by addressing a need or strengthening a capacity that serves the common good. In a CBL course, you apply what you learn to real-world problems, providing a “mini-internship” that gives you the opportunity for career exploration, experience working in diverse communities, and the chance to help build your professional network. All CBL classes have been approved as Immersive Experiences.

For questions: For questions related to the course, contact the instructor/s. For general questions about Community Based Learning courses contact the Center for Civic Engagement at

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