In The End…

This project did not turn out the way that I expected but I was still able to learn so much about the people that I surround myself with. This city that we live in is teeming with interesting people who gave up comfortable existences back home to come to a new place and thrive. Being…

Berbice

This interviewee is someone that I knew a lot about before I did this interview. She is a little older than my other interviewees but her story is just as interesting. Her story begins in Berbice, Guyana along the Corentyne coast. For those of you who don’t know, Guyana is an English speaking country in northeastern South America.…

Baguio City

This interviewee is so close to my heart. We’ve been best friends for close to five years now and he is like family to me. So it truly was a pleasure to have him open up about his past and his journey to the U.S. When he left his home in Baguio City, he was…

BANJ LUKA

If I could describe this interviewee in one word, I’d call him an explorer; someone who is constantly looking for new opportunities and experiences. When I asked him to tell me about his background, he kept it short and sweet. He was born in Slovenia, but raised in Banj Luka, Bosnia to Serbian parents. He finished…

Belgrade

During this academic semester, my Sociology of Migration class discussed the reasons that immigrants decide to immigrate. Based on our discussions, I had come to understand that a number of immigrants choose to immigrate to the United States because there is more economic opportunity here. Others immigrate because of network ties to other countries. And still others immigrate to…

Intro

Welcome to Aduenam, a blog dedicated to telling the stories of young adult immigrants living in New York City. These stories document the experiences of these young people before, during and after their emigration from their respective homelands. These interviewees are from all corners of the globe, from various economic backgrounds and their reasons for…