refugee student cultural background profiles

Learn about your students and their cultural backgrounds with cultural background resources from USAHello.

By being culturally informed, you’ll be better equipped for teaching diverse students in your multicultural classroom. Read and download our cultural background resources. Takođe, možete download all of the resources as one PDF. The information is concise so you can quickly learn key information to help you help your students. These cultural background resources were designed for educators but can be used by anyone who wants to welcome newcomers in their community.

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Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families Pročitajte više


Algerian students will have parents who want to support their education Pročitajte više

Butan (Nepali origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal Pročitajte više


Students from Burma tend to highly respect teachers but most have interrupted educations Pročitajte više


Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners Pročitajte više


Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students Pročitajte više


Chinese students are likely to be respectful and formal with their teachers. Pročitajte više


Colombia has a strong education system. Međutim, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. Pročitajte više


Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton Pročitajte više

Demokratska Republika Kongo

Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps Pročitajte više

El Salvador

Students from El Salvador tend to live in multi-generation families Pročitajte više


Many Eritreans were resettled to the United States in the early 2000s Pročitajte više


Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools Pročitajte više


Many Guatemalan families in the United States are from the Mayan culture and may not speak Spanish Pročitajte više


Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake Pročitajte više


Students from Honduras have varying degrees of education and may have experienced violence Pročitajte više


Students from Iran likely attended schools but may not have been encouraged to think critically Pročitajte više


Iraqi students are probably schooled and may have highly educated parents Pročitajte više

Karen (Burma)

Karen students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Pročitajte više


Karenni students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Pročitajte više


Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants Pročitajte više


Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture Pročitajte više

Mon (Burma)

Mon students highly respect teachers but many did not have access to formal education Pročitajte više


Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities Pročitajte više


Most Nicaraguan students have families who want to be involved in their education Pročitajte više


Girls are less likely to have attended school and parents will need to be encouraged to attend school events Pročitajte više

Puerto Riko

Puerto Rico is a part of the United States but students have very different opportunities Pročitajte više

Rakhine State (Burma)

Students from Rakhine State tend to be very culturally different than students from the rest of Burma Pročitajte više


Students from Rohingya state may have had no formal education opportunities Pročitajte više

Rusija (Bivšeg Sovjetskog Saveza)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communicatiors Pročitajte više

Shan (Burma)

Shan students greatly respect their teachers Pročitajte više

Sijera Leone

Students from Sierra Leone will enjoy cultural classroom activities Pročitajte više


May students from Somalia have little or no formal education Pročitajte više

South Sudan

Students from South Sudan have probably experienced high levels of violence Pročitajte više


Syrian students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents Pročitajte više


Vietnamese students come from a highly authoritarian educational background Pročitajte više


Students from former Yugoslavia highly value education and respect their teachers Pročitajte više

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