Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the links below to learn more about refugee resettlement (links will open in a new tab):
Questions and Answers about Refugees
Information about the US Refugee Admissions Program
Why do refugees flee their country? Learn about the conflict in the home countries of many of Tennessee’s refugees.
Who can receive assistance from Bridge?
What is the refugee resettlement program? Which government agency is responsible and what do they do?
Legal assistance for Asylum seekers
Well-known refugees and their contributions
Resources for cultural orientation for refugees and cultural backgrounders about refugee groups
Episcopal Migration Ministries “Partners in Welcome” program
For the authenticating of licenses, diplomas, and educational credits for continuing academics or workplace professionals
Non-Profit organization dedicated to helping people with international education achieve their higher education and professional goals
Naturalization (Citizenship), Explained
Below are some helpful links for getting certification for interpretation skills.
National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (No Swahili certification)
American Translators Association (No Swahili certification)
Medical Interpreting and Translating Institute Online (Offers certification in ALL LANGUAGES, including Swahili.)