Publication Date

Winter 12-2016

Degree Name

MA in International Education

Abstract

This Capstone provides an overview of the American Refugee Resettlement process and its shortcomings. The United States resettles thousands of refugees annually. During this resettlement process refugees participate in a number of resettlement services offered through the Department of State. These services are offered with the goal of assisting the refugee population with assimilation into American society. Refugees at times struggle to assimilate and develop in English language learning. This paper outlines a program designed to alleviate these struggles through a refugee mentoring program with a focus on English language acquisition. The Refugee Mentoring network will be an experiential learning relationship where American citizens who were formally resettled refugees will mentor newly resettled refugees currently going through the resettlement process. This program is designed for Bridge Refugee, a refugee resettlement nonprofit based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Community-Based Research | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Family, Life Course, and Society | Place and Environment | Politics and Social Change | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Statistics | Social Work | Sociology

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