How can you completely let go of the only people who speak and look and party like you, especially when there are only a few in a place that is so unfamiliar?
Getting to the U.S. was just the start of a never-ending journey that will continue for my a lifetime. Being fortunate enough to receive the opportunity of coming to a country some people can only dream of sets up a lot of pressure to succeed.
Based on these 10 questions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, do you think you could qualify for citizenship in the U.S.?
This semester, VOX took on a topic that is rampant in mainstream media, especially since the last presidential election: immigration. A series of self-expression workshops this semester resulted in a lot of voices from teens who are refugees and immigrants, including this video.
As the new issue VOX Investigates: Immigration approaches, our Q&A with a Muslim Atlanta teen reminds us of the real lives behind the news headlines.
“People don’t realize that no one leaves their country ‘just because’…” says 17-year-old artist Maite Nazario. Her recent art exhibition at the Latin American Association shows her passion for “activist art.”
I could hardly sit still in my seat on my flight to Spain. Once I got there, I often thought of the Latino and Hispanic people back home in America — and how some Americans mistreat them due to the language barrier.
“I have always planned on going to a college in the U.S., but people have suggested looking at schools in other countries because of the current political climate in the U.S.”
Even though studying abroad can seem out of reach, giving yourself the chance to experience a new culture allows you to understand your own from an outside perspective, develop unforgettable friendships, and overcome apprehension toward financial constraints. I ultimately decided to go for it.
Nineteen-year-old Naomy Grand’Pierre, who grew up in Atlanta, heads to Rio today to compete in the 50 meter freestyle swimming event with the Haiti team. VOX shares what life is like for this teen Olympian.