Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Daniel Farrell

Second Advisor

Jane Baas


The Syrian War is drastically affecting the European Migration Crisis and the number of misplaced people in the world. With nearly five million Syrians seeking asylum outside the country’s borders, neighboring countries are being pressured to find new ways to absorb the refugees. In the last two years, Italy has been challenged more than other countries because of entrance methods through the Mediterranean Sea. Italy has the ability to absorb the growing number of refugees if it implements integration plans. The purposed method suggests Syrian refugees, specifically children, will apply for Italian citizenship once they arrive to a refugee camp. The refugees will then begin to receive an education by participating in structured programs provided by MercyCorps and other volunteer organizations. The duration of the education programs will be five years, which is the same amount of time it takes for a refugee to receive an Italian citizenship.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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Defense Presentation