Who We Serve


Pre-departure Cultural Orientation is delivered to refugees approved for resettlement in the U.S. by trained staff at overseas Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs). There are seven RSCs worldwide. Most are run by international nongovernmental organizations. They are:

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  • RSC Africa – Church World Service (CWS)
  • RSC Austria – HIAS
  • RSC Asia – International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • RSC Eurasia – International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • RSC Latin America – International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • RSC Middle East and North Africa – International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • RSC Turkey and Middle East – International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)

Upon arrival in the U.S., refugee newcomers continue to receive Cultural Orientation from Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their network of local affiliates in the cities and towns where they will live. There are nine RAs that have cooperative agreements to resettle refugees under the Reception and Placement Program, a private/public partnership. They are:

Map of Reception and Placement sites FY18

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