How do refugee students make the jump to Germany's universities?

Originally published by The Christian Science Monitor and reprinted with permission.

An Afghan refugee born in Iran, Mr. Sohrabi says it wasn’t easy for him to go to school. By age 10 or 11, he was working during the day and studying at night. Sohrabi was eventually able to study English translation at a university outside Tehran for four semesters, but as an Afghan in Iran, even that was difficult.

In 2015, he made the dangerous journey from Iran to Germany. Now he wants to enroll in a university and finish his education. But the authorities have not yet rendered a final decision on his asylum application, so he’s not certain if he will even be allowed to stay in Germany. And he’ll need to learn German before he can apply. Read more.