Adjusting to life in America

This section of the Refugee Center Online has ideas and information to help you better adjust to life in the US. By better understanding American culture and American values, you will have a better resettlement experience. You can increase your feelings of having control over your life and hopefully have less stress and feel happier.

American Culture

He aha e uara American?

What things do Americans value? Americans value privacy, motuhake, equality and competition.

How to adjust to American culture

Ten tips to help you be successful in the United States


Learn about how Americans talk to each other.

Private behavior

Information about family relationships, dating, and alcohol and drugs in the United States.

ru Culture

ru Culture

When you move to America, you may experience culture shock.

I mohio koe? taea e koe te ui pātai me te whiwhi tohutohu i te tahi atu rerenga me manene i runga i te Huinga o RCO

Kimihia te tauturu tata koe

Rapu mō ngā hōtaka, me ngā rauemi i roto i to koutou pa.

Tīmata tō rapu

Refugee and Immigrant Experience