refugee student cultural background profiles

Learn about your students and their cultural backgrounds

Бо истодаанд фарҳангӣ иттилоъ, you’ll be better equipped for teaching diverse students in your multicultural classroom. 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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Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families Бештар

Bhutan (Nepali Origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal Бештар


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


Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners Бештар


Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students Бештар


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


Colombia has a strong education system. Аммо, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. Бештар


Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton Бештар

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps Бештар


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


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


Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools Бештар


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


Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake Бештар


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


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


Iraqi students are likely literate and may have highly educated parents Бештар

Карен (Мянмар)

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


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


Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants Бештар


Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture Бештар

Mon (Мянмар)

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


Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities Бештар


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


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


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

Rakhine State (Мянмар)

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


Students from Rohingya state most likely have zero formal education Бештар

Russia (Former Soviet Union)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communications Бештар

Шан (Мянмар)

Shan students highly respect their teachers Бештар


Students from Sierra Leone will respond well to music Бештар

South Sudan

Students from South Sudan have likely experienced high levels of violence Бештар


Syria students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents Бештар

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