Getting settled

Driving and transportation

When you first arrive in the United States, you will have to learn how to take the bus or public transportation. To drive a car in the United States, you must have a driver's license and car insurance. Read more

Housing and apartments

Learn how to find an apartment. When you rent an apartment, you will need to sign a piece of paper and agree to pay your rent each month. Read more

Shopping

There are many different types of stores in the United States. Some stores are really big and some are small. You can also buy many things online. Read more

Safety

Learn how to be safe in the United States. Learn how to protect yourself and your family. In the United States, the police will help you stay safe. Read more

Computers and social media

In the United States, you will use a computer for almost everything. You will use a computer or smart phone to communicate, to find  jobs, to study, and to make appointments. Read more

Find a senior center and information for elders

Are you a senior immigrant or refugee? Do you have an elder in your family? Learn about resources for seniors. Find a senior center and learn other ways to meet older members in your community. Read more

From the Community

welcoming refugeesMy first month in AmericaMy very first month in America was very hard. I was lost, confused, and scared. Anna, a refugee from Burma, writes about her first month in America.
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House vs Home: what is the difference between a house and a home?House vs Home: what is the difference between a house and a home?House vs Home: If someone works hard and make a lot of money, it’s not that difficult to buy a house. But a home needs more than just money.