Cultural Orientation Resource Center

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CALS) offers extensive materials designed to assist in the orientation, resettlement, and adjustment of specific refugee populations. These include “Refugee Backgrounders,” cultural profiles, DVDs, and webinars on such topics as orientation for unaccompanied youth, older refugees, refugees with disabilities, and health aspects of orientation. A refugee discussion list is also available for professionals working with refugee communities. Numerous resources for refugees are also available on the site, including “Welcome Guides” and videos in various languages as well as phrasebooks.

The Resource Center funded by the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), and provides for refugees resettling in the United States, and to the individuals and communities who support them.

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