The refugee crisis — which to date has displaced more than 59 million people* — is a growing issue around the world, as host nations struggle to come up with effective solutions to this complex global problem. Among those displaced are students who have left their homes in order to escape political and economic turmoil and now face uncertainty regarding the future of their education.
*The UN Refugee Agency
As part of an ongoing Catalyst Tour, two Minerva students will travel 4,500 kilometers by train through Europe, beginning in London and ending in Istanbul. Along the way, they will stop in ten European capitals, convening student-led conversations about the education crisis many of today’s refugees face. They will use creative problem-solving skills to better understand this critical global problem and brainstorm potential solutions. In addition, the tour includes a fundraising initiative to provide educational access for student refugees.