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Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps Prep Program at Fairfield University offer a unique interdisciplinary preparatory program which prepares students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service.

Jesuit Refuge Service

Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, so that they may heal, learn and determine their own future.

Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education

The Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education (CHSE) offers students and practitioners hands-on, scenario-based exercises that provide practical, engaging, and evidence-based training opportunities to learn and engage skills relating to humanitarian aid, disaster response, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and communication in austere or challenging environments.

Connecticut Institute for Refugee and Immigrants

The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) is a statewide nonprofit organization that assists refugees and immigrants resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers so that they become self-sufficient, integrate and contributing members of the community.

Caroline House

Caroline House, a non-profit in Bridgeport, is a sponsored ministry of the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Its mission it to enable women and children to reach the fullness of their potential through education in English language and life skills.

Scholars at Risk

Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom.


Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) was created to increase the effectiveness of efforts by Jesuit universities to respond to humanitarian crises in the United States and throughout the world. The principal focus of JUHAN is undergraduate education that seeks to advance humanitarian study and professional practice in the field of humanitarian action. JUHAN hopes to expose students to these areas through academic courses, student leadership workshops, and notable plenary speakers in areas related to social justice, human security, and international human rights.

Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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