U.S. Orientation Programs

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SMA offers orientation programs for adjusting to living, working or studying in the U.S.  Services vary based on need, but can include the following:

  • Lodging at The Shirley Marvin Hotel in Seattle’s historic Columbia City, www.shirleymarvin.com
  • Day-to-day essentials: banking, shopping, taking the bus, medical needs, driver training, recreation and social needs
  • Orientation and guide to U.S. culture
  • Cultural profile assessments and custom training for specific intercultural challenges
  • Understanding of U.S. and West Coast History
  • English Language or ESL Training
  • Assistance with writing, speaking and presentation skills.
  • Connection with cultural guides and communities from home country or ethnic group
Shirley Marvin Hotel Suite

Shirley Marvin Hotel Suite

Living and Dining Room

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