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Rutland Welcomes Syrian Refugees: Learning Resources: Home

A collection of resources to help our community prepare to welcome Syrian and other refugees by learning more about their region, their cultures, and about refugees in general.

About this guide

Library staff at Castleton University have compiled learning resources to help educate the community about the background of the families Rutland is planning to welcome as part of the refugee resettlement program, the situations they are coming from, and the resettlement process. 

Please contact the guide author with suggestions of other information resources to include.

Culture profiles


The Cultural Orientation Resource Center created many resources for refugees and people who assist them, and anyone who wants to learn more.

About Refugees

Refugee Backgrounders 

Rutland Welcomes

See the Rutland Welcomes website for information about Rutland's work to prepare to welcome refugees and how to get involved.

Resources for communities

The Center for Applied Linguistics provides resources for communities on

Immigrant and Refugee Integration

Faces of Resettlement: Refugees in U.S. Communities (Video) from the Cultural Orientation Resource Center (9:48)

"This video features the stories of five individuals who entered the United States as refugees and who are making positive contributions to their communities. Told in their own voices, the video highlights the resiliency that characterizes refugees’ journeys of fleeing their homelands and rebuilding their lives in cities all across the United States. Faces of Resettlement also includes interviews with receiving community members who have been deeply touched by the friendship and contributions of their newest neighbors."


Guide created and maintained by Charlotte Gerstein, librarian at Castleton University.

  Charlotte.Gerstein@castleton.edu

  (802) 468-6409 (office)
  (802) 468-1257 (reference desk)