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CMSV Institute for Immigrant Concerns Student Writing Published in NYU’s The Literacy Review


Riverdale, N.Y. – The works of two students at the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Institute for Immigrant Concerns was recently published in The Literacy Review, a literary journal published by The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

Student Tamar Zurashvili, a native of Georgia, wrote the piece, “Dreaming of Tbilisi University,” which chronicles her experiences as a university student in her homeland. She has lived in New York for three months, and is a student at the Institute for Immigrant Concerns.

Fellow ESL student Reginald Louis-Jacques, a native of Haiti, authored, “Thirty-Five Seconds That changed My Life,” which recounts his experiences during the earthquake in Haiti, and his family’s journey to Brooklyn to rebuild their lives. He has lived in New York for 10 months.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent Institute for Immigrant Concerns is located in Manhattan, and serves refugees, asylees and immigrants by providing ESL instruction, job placement assistance and counseling services at little or no cost.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service.