Use our interactive graphic to understand the choices Syrian students make as they seek higher education in the countries neighboring Syria.
The Syrian Journey: Choose a Route to Higher Education
If you were a Syrian student, what decisions would you make to complete your education? Take our journey to understand the difficult choices these aspiring students face.
Their educational options are limited, and their likelihood of success often seems bleak. As the conflict in Syria drags on into its fifth year with no sign of abating, life may arguably be as difficult for those Syrians who aspire to higher education and now living in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, as it is for students still inside the country.
Many of these young people have had their education abruptly disrupted. The number of university-age Syrians who are currently displaced in the region is not clear. But it is likely to be in the hundreds of thousands, given the well-developed state-sponsored higher-education system that once operated in Syria.
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This interactive journey is based on statistical research and interviews with Syrian students.