Syrian Student Project

The Syrian Student Project (SSP) was created by Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck, who also founded the Iraqi Student Project, another CoR grantee. It became the Iraqi and Syrian Student Project in 2016. From 2008 until 2012, SSP sent more than sixty Iraqis refugees in Damascus to universities in the US. The universities provided tuition waivers or scholarships, and local support groups provided for day-to-day needs of all sorts. In 2015, Kubasak and Huck began working with Syrian refugees in Istanbul. In 2016, six Syrian students attended American universities with tuition waivers. In 2017, because of President Trump's travel ban, six more began studying at Canadian universities, instead of American universities.

A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network funded tuition costs for four students.

A 2017 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network funded official English language exams and the costs of study permits and visas to Canada for five Syrian refugees in Turkey.

For more information, email gabeandtheresa@gmail.com.