Settling Maine Refugees


Jill Giornielli (’14) and her host sisters.

Sponsored by the Gaudino Scholar and the Gaudino Fund in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, this Winter Study travel course will allow a small group of students to live in Portland, Maine for the month of January 2011, where they will experience and explore the impact of over thirty years of refugee resettlement in the `whitest’ of the United States. Each student will live with a refugee family from one of the dozens of countries represented by the refugee communities of Portland and work with a service provider, and will encounter first-hand the issues confronting recent immigrants to the United States from Southeast Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe or Latin America.

To learn more, see the full course description.