refugee student cultural background profiles

Learn about your students and their cultural backgrounds

By ku di warê çandî de agahdar, hun ê başitirt bo hîn xwendekarên cur bi cur di polê de pirçandî xwe stendine. Read and download our profiles. You can download all of the profiles as one PDF at the bottom of this page. The profiles are short so you can quickly learn key information to help you ensure your students succeed.

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Afxanistan

Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families Read more

Bhûtan (Nepali Origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal Read more

Burma

Students from Burma tend to highly respect teachers but most have interrupted educations Read more

Bûrûndî

Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners Read more

Cambodia

Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students Read more

çîn

Chinese students are likely to be respectful and formal with their teachers. Read more

Kolombîya

Colombia has a strong education system. Lebê, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. Read more

Kûba

Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton Read more

Komara Demokratîk a Kongoyê

Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps Read more

El Salvador

Students from El Salvador tend to live in multi-generation families Read more

Erître

Many Eritreans were resettled to the United States in the early 2000s Read more

Etîyopya

Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools Read more

Guatemala

Many Guatemalan families in the United States are from the Mayan culture and may not speak Spanish. Read more

Haîtî

Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake Read more

Hondûras

Students from Honduras have varying degrees of education and may have experienced violence Read more

Îran

Students from Iran likely attended schools but may not have been encouraged to think critically Read more

Iraq

Iraqi students are likely literate and may have highly educated parents Read more

Karen (Burma)

Karen students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Read more

Karennni

Karenni students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Read more

Laos

Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants Read more

Lîberya

Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture Read more

Mon (Burma)

Mon students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Read more

Nepal

Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities Read more

Nicaragua

Most Nicaraguan students have families who want to be involved in their education. Read more

Pakistan

Girls are less likely to have attended school. Parents will need to be invited to attend school events Read more

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a part of the United States but students have very different opportunities Read more

Rakhine State (Burma)

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

Rohingya

Students from Rohingya state most likely have zero formal education Read more

Rûsya (Former Soviet Union)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communications Read more

Shan (Burma)

Shan students highly respect their teachers Read more

Sierra Leone

Students from Sierra Leone will respond well to music Read more

Sudana Başûr

Students from South Sudan have likely experienced high levels of violence Read more

Sûrye

Syria students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents Read more

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