R&P Orientation Curriculum

Making Your Way

Making Your Way: A Reception and Placement Orientation Curriculum was developed to equip refugee service providers with an effective and efficient approach to orientation. Based on the R&P Orientation Objectives and Indicators, the curriculum provides domestic trainers with tools and techniques to help refugees develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need during the R&P period, a refugeeā€™s first 30 to 90 days in the United States.

The curriculum has been designed to be a culturally and educationally appropriate model for orientation that can be used either by case managers working with an individual refugee or refugee family, or by staff working with refugees in a group, workshop, or classroom setting.

Download the full curriculum here:
Making Your Way: A Reception and Placement Orientation Curriculum (PDF, 32 MB)

To access the curriculum toolkit, click here.

For download by topic, click a link below to access a unit and a description of its contents.

User's Guide

Needs Assessment

Role of the Local Resettlement Agency

Community Services and Public Assistance




Learning English


Health and Hygiene

Budgeting and Personal Finance

Cultural Adjustment

U.S. Laws and Refugee Status

Orientation Wrap-Up

Appendix A

Appendix B