Digitize the Wait: New Video and Audio Playlists for Resettlement Office Waiting Rooms

Digitize Wait
Digitize Wait

Waiting rooms aren’t just for waiting. The spaces can be overlooked, but can potentially serve as an educational touch point for refugees. One way to take advantage of client wait time at your organization’s office is by emphasizing key messages about life in the United States.

CORE has videos and podcasts translated in multiple languages that can be used to highlight important Cultural Orientation topics, including employment, housing, and U.S. laws. To simplify the broadcast of the video and audio resources in waiting rooms, CORE created YouTube playlists for videos and Soundcloud playlists for podcasts. These playlists can be played on a loop through a TV, computer, or speaker system with internet access. The playlist links can also be shared with refugees for viewing outside the office.

To play continuously in a waiting room, be sure to click the “loop” button on the page. To view the playlists, click on the languages below.

U.S. Refugee Admissions Program
Videos:
English, Arabic, Swahili, Farsi, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Russian
Podcasts: English, Arabic, Swahili, Farsi, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Russian

Reception and Placement
Videos: English, Arabic, Swahili, Farsi, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Russian
Podcasts: English, Arabic, Swahili, Farsi, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Russian

To customize your own playlist, visit the YouTube or Soundcloud help pages. Refugees can learn more on the topics by visiting COREnav or downloading the Settle In mobile app.

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