Students Discuss Refugee Journey in Gazette

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 12:40pm

Posted: December 11, 2008

Two stories in the December 12 issue of the Daily Hampshire Gazette feature Mount Holyoke students who fled their home countries under dire conditions. In the lead story, "Call of Her Desert," Senia Bachir-Abderahman '10, whose family fled Western Sahara in 1975, talks about growing up in an Algerian refugee camp.
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In a side story, "College in U.S. No Easy Road for Refugees," Donna VanHandle, dean of international students, discusses the support MHC offers refugee students to help them succeed.
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