Making Your Way: A Reception and Placement Orientation Curriculum

A group of refugees participating in programs at their local resettlement office. IRC/Jonathan McBride

Making Your Way: A Reception and Placement Orientation Curriculum

Making Your Way is for resettlement agency trainers who provide Cultural Orientation domestically. Each of the eleven content chapters starts with a short lesson called The Basics that addresses particularly pressing information for that topic. The chapters contain two to six additional lesson plans, along with supplemental images, posters, and handouts.

While the complete curriculum is 761 pages, we offer The Complete Basics, individual chapters, and supplemental materials as separate downloads. Before using any of these materials, read the two-page Getting Started Guide.

Complete Curriculum

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Complete Making Your Way: R&P Orientation Curriculum

This curriculum includes the following topics:

  • Role of the Local Resettlement Agency
  • Community Services and Public Assistance
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Budgeting and Personal Finance
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • U.S. Laws & Refugee Status
  • Orientation Wrap-Up

Individual Chapters