The IIT Syrian student blog is an independent writing project led by undergraduates enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology that provides a non-partisan and non-political platform for reflections about our experiences as students since our arrival at Illinois Tech beginning August 2012. Our goal is to build a better a world and future for Syria and Syrian undergraduates whose education is being shaped by the current crisis in higher education in Syria. We do this by sharing our narratives and by adding context to our education. Over time, we hope that our collective stories will contribute to greater clarity, deeper reflection and more sustained conversation as to the role of higher education during a time of crisis. In addition, we hope that our narratives will support and amplify the efforts of our undergraduates across our globe who experience the disruption in their own educational experiences through war, violence, conflict, poverty, natural disaster, discrimination, prejudice, and other factors leading to the loss of their ability to further support their country and communities because they are unable to pursue advanced studies and research.
The IIT Syrian student blog has had two editors since its inception, and we are grateful to the ongoing support of the entire IIT Syrian student community for their contribution as well as our other supports from other institutions and from within the IIT community.
We want anyone who visits our blog to learn and share what’s happening within Syria, the MENA region, and our world. We’re fielding your feedback and ideas and suggestions.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org