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Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees - English

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism coverCenter for Applied Linguistics, Cultural Orientation Resource Center

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Center for Applied Linguistics

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This widely-used resource has been updated to feature currently arriving refugee populations, including relevant case studies and additional testimonials from refugees and service providers. In addition, this edition also includes many worksheets and activities designed to provide an interactive way of learning about resettlement in the United States.

The Welcome guide addresses a variety of topics including resettlement issues, the United States and American culture, housing, transportation, health care, cultural adjustment and changing roles, employment, learning English, education, and more.

A companion DVD is also available separately or as part of a package and is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Burmese, Nepali, and Somali.


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