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According to the U.S. Census, the estimated number of Hispanics in the U.S. as of July 1, 2005 is 42.7 million. This figure means that the U.S. has the fifth largest Hispanic population worldwide (trailing Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Argentina).
In December 2003, the U.S. Census bureau released data for the first time on the Arab population of the United States. The cities with largest Arab American populations are Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
The 2000 U.S. census estimates that 1.6 million Americans over the age of five speak French at home, making it the third most-spoken language in the country, behind English and Spanish.
In 2006, of the 1,266,264 immigrants to the U.S. from all the countries, 58,072 were from India. Indians, along with other Asians, have one of the highest educational qualifications of all ethnic groups in the US with almost 67% of all Indians with a bachelor's or high degree.
Los Angeles, with its Koreatown district, is home to the largest population of Koreans outside of Asia. In a 2005 United States Census Bureau survey, an estimated 432,907 Koreans in the U.S. were native-born Americans, and 973,780 were foreign-born.
Russia covers about one-eighth of the world's land surface, making it the world's largest country. In the U.S., Russian is frequently spoken in areas of Alaska, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco and New York City.
Between 1992 and 2005, 64,439 persons born in Somalia were admitted to the United States as refugees. Today, Minnesota has the highest population of Somalis in North America.
Ethiopia is credited with being the origin of mankind after bones that date back 3.2 million years were discovered in eastern Ethiopia. U.S.-Ethiopian relations were established in 1903. The 2000 U.S. Census estimates the number of foreign-born Ethiopians in the U.S. at 69,530.
Chinese people were some of the early immigrants to live in the U.S. They make up the largest Asian population in the U.S. today comprising of 1.2% of the whole population.
There are over 988,000 foreign born from Vietnam in the U.S. Even though they represent the 5th largest immigrant group in the country, Vietnamese immigrants account for just over 3% of the total foreign-born population.
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Interpreting in Health and Community Settings

An intensive, interactive, 40-hour course in professional interpretation, our Interpreting in Health and Community Settings training is designed for bilingual individuals seeking to enhance their interpreting skills for employability, job retention, or career change. The course covers the interpreter code of ethics, interpreting modes and techniques, cultural competence, memory development, professional conduct, human anatomy and physiology, and the health care system in the United States. Interpreting in Health and Community Settings is taught in English for multilingual groups. For frequently asked questions regarding the Interpreting in Health and Community Settings course,  click HERE .

The next training in Northern Virginia will be held:
July 2015 - 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31

The next trainings in Newport News will be held:
August 2015 - 13, 14, 20, 21 & 27

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 1:30-4:30 PM
Location: First Baptist Church of Alexandria
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For more information contact Ms. Fatima Phillips at

Project Health-4-All provides health career education, information and exposure to immigrant youth who express an interest in pursuing a health career and/or profession. NVAHEC, working in collaboration with the Virginia Health Workforce Authority Program is facilitating this new and exciting project focusing on immigrant youth in the Northern Virginia region. Click here for more information and to print the Registration Form  or click here to register online to attend the Event