Chapter 5

Creating Alternate Futures Through Higher Education

The Refugee Mentoring Program

Sonal Singh1, Ruth Tregale1, Jane Wallace2 and Gail Whiteford3,    1Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia,    2NSW Department of Education, Sydney, NSW, Australia,    3Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia


The transition from high school to university can be challenging and demanding for both young people and their families when even the most supportive conditions exist. For young people who have been through the refugee process, it can be particularly fraught for a number of reasons. These may include, e.g., challenges associated with the development of language competence, coping with posttraumatic stress disorder and its various ...

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