Refugee, Jordanian, and Other Migrant

experiences with integration

 “University Circle,” was once mostly Jordanian college students, but is now home to thousands of Syrian family residences and workplaces.

“University Circle,” was once mostly Jordanian college students, but is now home to thousands of Syrian family residences and workplaces.

 
 

Limited Social Integration of Refugee Children

Syrian refugee children regularly play outside in large groups of five to ten, using the alleyways and abandoned lots as playgrounds. Because parents cannot afford to send them to private schools, many of these children play in the streets all day. “They do not like to mix with the Syrian children,” said one resident, observing a group of exclusively-Syrian children playing in the road. For those children who do go to school, bullying across nationalities is common, as is harassment by Jordanian teachers of Syrian students who may have psychosocial problems or difficulty understanding the Jordanian Arabic accent.