The student government in your school is investigating the challenges
faced by new students recently arriving in New Jersey from different
countries. As part of a subcommittee, you will work with your team
members to examine the academic, social, economic, and linguistic
challenges faced by these students and compare and contrast with
students from the target culture country. After a careful examination
and discussion of the issues, your committee will report on its findings
and offer recommendations during a student assembly.
Read two articles in the target language on the challenges faced
by immigrants in the country you are studying. As you scan the
articles, fill in the questionnaire that your committee members
developed in order to organize your thoughts and ensure that you
understand the information.
Conduct a survey of students who have recently immigrated to the
United States in your school. Focus on questions pertaining to the
reasons for their relocation, any academic, social, and/or economic
difficulties they are encountering, cultural misunderstandings/
differences and problems communicating with American students.
Additionally, ask newly arrived students about cultural difficulties
Americans might face when they travel or live in the target culture.
Ask new students to prepare a guide for Americans visiting their
Prepare a report of your findings for the committee. You will
make your presentation at a special assembly. Following the formal
report, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and
state opinions on the issues.