Women’s reproductive health

Woman’s reproductive health is talked about openly in the USA. Reproductive health means taking care of your female body parts. Read about what to expect at the doctor’s appointment. I am a former refugee who came about 6 years ago to the USA with my family. After getting my medical insurance, and finishing all required ... Read more

Talk to your doctor – don’t be nervous

Do you worry about how to talk to your doctor? You may not be sure how open you should be or what the rules are. Finding a doctor you like and trust in the USA is a bit challenging, especially for those who don’t speak English. When I first came to this country, I didn’t ... Read more

How to write a cover letter for the first time

How to write a cover letter can be confusing. Read to learn one about newcomer’s experience and what she learned. Knowing how to write a cover letter is an important part of looking for a job. I was always told that the cover letter is the window the employer uses to look into who you ... Read more

Car shopping tips I learned through my experience

Car shopping can be confusing, even for people born in the USA. Learn car shopping tips and what you can do to prepare yourself. One of the main first steps on the road to success is having your own means of transportation. Since things get done in a fast-paced manner in America, it’s important to get ... Read more
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My unique Tibetan cultural celebration

Each culture has its own way of welcoming the New Year. Losar (lo-gsar) is the Tibetan Buddhist cultural celebration that celebrates the New Year. The Tibetan Calendar is based on Lunar calendar. Normally, we depend on our local Monastery to let us know about the days. I think even if all the Tibetans celebrate this ... Read more

Celebrating holidays in the US

  Holidays in the US can make some immigrants and refugees nostalgic for their home country. Read about how Christmas and the new year are celebrated in Burundi. The first time I celebrated the holidays in the United States, I was excited to see how people celebrate here. I was surprised that even people who ... Read more

Sharing worldwide holidays

Celebrating holidays in the USA is a new experience for many refugees and immigrants. A teacher tells us about teaching US holidays and how she helps her students share their own, worldwide holidays. As Christmas approaches, we start learning useful vocabulary in school. We are learning words like candy cane, gift, stocking, lights, potluck, invitations ... Read more

Medical insurance in the USA

Each country has different medical insurance and health systems. Read about one former refugee’s experience in the USA. I am Halah, a former refugee, I will tell you my story about medical insurance, how I got it, and what I felt when I had it. In addition of that, I am going to give you ... Read more