Refugee Simulations

Step into the perspective of a refugee in this educational experience designed to instill understanding and compassion.

Separated into families from various countries, groups must memorize their biographies before visiting immigration officials, a feeding station, a medical screening clinic and a language acquisition class. Families must pass interviews at each of these stations on their journey to freedom.

Program details:

  • Three hour experience includes (1) an introduction to refugee resettlement, (2) four interactive stations, and (3) a group debrief
  • $35/person
  • Groups of 16-30 people recommended for an effective experience
  • Perfect for schools, churches, staff groups & more
  • Simulation held at World Relief Spokane office


For more information or to book your experience, contact:

Richard Mandeville, Refugee Simulation Coordinator, 509-484-9829 (x110)

Recently, the Spokesman-Review and KREM 2 news came to the office to cover a simulation done with Whitworth University students. Click on the outlet's name to read or watch their stories. 

"...Powerful, engaging and a wonderful learning experience honoring our wealth of cultural diversity within Spokane..."

- Dee Dee Quintero, Garfield School

"Experiencing the refugee simulation opened my eyes to the immense needs in the world, condensed right here in Spokane's refugee population."

- Mary Kate Hamilton, Institutional Technology Support Center