My friend is a Tibetan refugee who has, through circumstances, has been allocated a room in Perpignan. She feels quite isolated and lost. She would love to be in Paris with the Tibetan community but has no choice in where she lives. She has to attend classes in order to secure her Carte de Sejour therefore cannot work at the moment and choose where she lives.
While here spirits remain upbeat, she is struggling. Her French is limited, although improving by state funded classes. She is trying her hardest to integrate into her new life and I know many will say she should assimilate. However this is easier said than done, hence the existence of this forum, so please take this in the manner it is meant - I am trying to help a friend, that is all. In an ideal world I would love to help her find other Tibetans in the area, failing that, any ideas how I might be able to help? Thank you in advance for your suggestions.