Who we are
General Program Description
Most Roma youth are not able to attend university due to their financial situation, academic background, and community issues. Most Roma families have little or no extra money to pay for housing, books, and other personal necessities such as food and clothing associated with university, which forces many students to not attend or drop out of school in order to work for themselves and their families.
- Teacher support: if a student requires additional assistance in particular subjects, Romaversitas matches the student with a teacher who will help her or him prepare for exams and write essays.
- Academic mentor: if a student desires specialization in a particular area, Romaversitas matches the student with a tutor and together they decide on a topic, bibliography, outline and schedule for a research paper, often their final thesis, or paper for university competitions for talented and ambitious students.
- Seminar series: Romaversitas holds a series of seminars monthly during the academic year, with a compulsory communication skills development seminar, and a set of seminars with topics in relation with students’ study area. The seminars involve a presentation by a noted expert in the field and coordinated small group discussions by the students.