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Welcome to our new residents!Our welcoming spirit is rooted in our Oklahoma history and the diversity forged by OSU.

Oklahoma State University welcomes Afghan families to America's Friendliest College Town!


Update on the Afghan Families Project

Learn more about what the Afghans have been doing these past months. 
ELIC Afghan Children playing a puzzle

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Program Summary

When we connect with our Afghan neighbors to build relationships, we create our ability to strengthen our community and help them acclimate to their surroundings. Through our interactions refugees increase their knowledge of the American culture and develop skills to find success within their new culture.

What is a Family Assistant

Being a Family Assistant is an opportunity to mentor refugees who live in Stillwater. Opportunities include meeting with our Afghan friends weekly or every other week, assisting in helping them get places like a grocery store, going to yard sales, being a presence during a difficult transition, attending local activities with an Afghan friend, teaching them to navigate the schools, or practicing speaking English with them.

Opportunities

  • Family Assistant
  • Reading Partner Tutoring
  • As Needed Driver for school drop off and pick up
  • Driving Time for learning to drive
  • On Call Driver to Appointments
  • GED/TOFUL Prep
  • Childcare during ELIC classes
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OSU continues to explore other ways to help.If your department or organization on campus has any ideas or resources you would like to contribute to the Afghan Family Project, please contact the School of Global Studies and Partnerships.

 


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