Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS)

Summer Institute


The Center for Forced Migration Studies Summer Institute is an intensive, rigorous, non-degree earning certificate program. Through lectures, focused discussions, workshops, films and simulation exercises, the CFMS Summer Institute provides a forum to exchange ideas, build relationships, develop new approaches and policy recommendations and learn about new developments in the field.

The 2019 Institute  course on Refugee Resettlement Policy and Practice will cover both the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) process and the processes of settlement and resettlement.This course provides a global perspective on the challenges and processes of refugee protection. Learn more about past CFMS Summer Institutes


This course is designed for government officials, non-governmental organization personnel, university faculty and graduate students (select advanced undergraduate students may seek permission to attend). Applicants must have good to excellent English speaking and reading skills. No translation services are available.


TBD in Evanston, IL. 


Summer Institute course days run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.