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Refugee Reflections: A Focus on the Lived Experiences of African Refugees Resettling in Michigan

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Dr. Daniela Schroeter


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Refugee resettlement is often observed by focusing on external indicators of integration such as employment and English proficiency. What is often ignored is the muti-faceted process refugees experience in regard to the emotions that occur during resettlement including financial con-cerns, employment conditions, inadequate counseling services and lack of English language sup-port that can lead to increased stress and anxiety. This research utilized qualitative research methods of interviews and participant observation to examine the process of resettlement for northeast and sub-Saharan African refugees living in Michigan.

Available for download on Wednesday, April 24, 2019