Educators are one of the most important influences on newcomer students. But teaching refugees can also be a challenge, especially in districts that are already overburdened and have few resources. The Refugee Center Online has resources made to support: a few professional development course to help you better understand your refugee students, use a trauma-informed approach, communicate well in cross cultural environments, and support family engagement. We also have background profiles to help you understand what type of education your student likely had in their home country – one of the most common requests for information we receive from educators. We know you are making a difference – thank you.

Teaching refugees: Free professional development

Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students

A free professional development course for teachers and administrators working with refugee youth.

Educational background profiles on refugee students

Afghani Refugee Students

Background information on students from Afghanistan

Bhutanese Refugee Students

Background information on students from Bhutan

Burmese refugee students

Background information on students from Burma/Myanmar

Cambodian refugee students

Background information on students from Cambodia

Colombian refugee students

Background information on students from Columbia

Congolese refugee students

Background information on students from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Cuban asylee/refugee students

Background information on students from Cuba

El Salvadoran refugee students

Background information on students from El Salvador

Eritrean refugee students

Background information on students from Eritrea

Ethiopian refugee students

Background information on students from Ethiopia

Haitian refugee/asylee students

Background information on students from Haiti

Iranian refugee students

Background information on students from Iran

Iraqi refugee students

Background information on students from Iraq

Karen refugee students

Background information on students from Karen State (an ethnic minority in Burma)

Karenni refugee students

Background information on students from Karenni State (an ethnic minority in Burma)

Laotian refugee students

Background information on students from Laos

Liberian refugee students

Background information on students from Liberia

Mon refugee students

Background information on students from Mon State (an ethnic minority in Burma)

Nepali refugee students

Background information on students from Nepal

Pakistani refugee students

Background information on students from Pakistan

Rakhine refugee students

Background information on students from Rakhine state (an ethnic minority in Burma)

Rohingya refugee students

Background information on Rohingya students (an ethnic minority in Burma)

Russian refugee students (former Soviet Union)

Background information on students from the former Soviet Union

Shan refugee students

Background information on students from Shan State (an ethnic minority in Burma)

Somali refugee students

Background information on students from Somalia

South Sudanese refugee students

Background information on students from South Sudan

Syrian refugee students

Background information on students from Syria

Vietnamese refugee students

Background information on students from Vietnam

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