Diné College: Revamped Higher Education, Without Leaving Home
As a freshman, Harley Interpreter—a member of the Navajo Nation from Forest Lake, Arizona—attended a large state university. But she felt swallowed up by the enormity of the campus and the lack of support for Native students, most of whom had never been away from home.
Beyond culture shock and homesickness, many Native students also face financial difficulty. Lacking the financial resources to participate in activities and socialize with their non-Native peers, they’re left feeling even more isolated.