About Cultural Orientation
What is Cultural Orientation?
Refugees resettled in the United States receive Cultural Orientation to acquire vital knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to adapt to their new lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
Overseas, Cultural Orientation is conducted at the Resettlement Support Centers. In the U.S., Cultural Orientation continues with a local Resettlement Agency.
Some topics covered during Cultural Orientation classes include:
- How to find a job
- Housing rights and responsibilities
- U.S. laws
- Public education for children and adults
- Ways to learn or practice English
- How to use public transportation
- Banking, credit, and money management basics
- How to access healthcare services
For a full list of topics, view the Cultural Orientation Objectives and Indicators.
Access the tools you need to master the basics of Cultural Orientation and enhance your delivery:
- Enroll in CORE’s Online Cultural Orientation Certification Course
- Attend upcoming webinars
- Browse Cultural Orientation best practices
Transform your Cultural Orientation delivery and deepen your knowledge of client needs:
- Download curricula, ready-to-use lesson plans, and assessment tools
- Learn how to integrate CORE’s digital assets for refugees
- Deepen your knowledge of refugee populations