I was originally born in Jordan where Arabic was my first language. I came to America when I started in elementary school. I learned English and forgot Arabic. While I was in middle school, I moved back to Jordan and relearned Arabic. I had no idea that I would be using my Arabic skills in Indianapolis. While I was a sophomore in college, I interned with Exodus Refugee. During my internship, I got called in a few times to translate. Then this led me to mentor my first Syrian family. I started to become really involved with the organization, and I learned Indianapolis was a city that welcomed refugees.
—Sara, case manager at Exodus Refugee

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