Faculty Advisor

DiMassa, Daniel


Germany has taken in over one million refugees since the Syrian Civil War began in 2015. Our report sought to assess the success that Warstein, a small German town, has had in integrating refugees. We conducted interviews and collected surveys among various stakeholders. Lack of communication and socialization, and insufficient integration support courses emerged as challenges to successful integration, while a dedicated volunteer program proved to be a highlight. An in-depth roadmap for fostering communication, including a prototype website were developed, and further recommendations were made to address tutoring needs and community interaction.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts