WLU, student group work with NGOs to support students overcoming war

June 14, 2017

A student-led group at Wilfrid Laurier University has met with growing success since the school’s administration announced in April that it would provide more support for students from war-torn countries to come study at the university. International Students Overcoming War provides full scholarships to international students whose lives have been disrupted by violence in their homeland. Money for the scholarships comes from three sources: a student levy, WLU, and partnering NGOs. “[ISOW] are always very aware of the cultural differences and sensitivities,” says May Mahrat, an ISOW scholar currently studying at WLU. “They take care of these issues and they are like friends for us. I have developed a sense of belonging here and I look forward to contributing back to the club and the Canadian community.” University Affairs