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Voices of Migration: Mike

November 1, 2021

Voices of Migration is a podcast series by Mi Casa, a student success program for a cohort of students who plan to transfer to four-year universities. To elevate and share student voices during Hispanic Heritage Month, we have interviewed students who have experienced migration.

This episode features Mike, a student from Jordan. Highlights of this episode include:

  • 0:45-1:43: choosing an "American name"
  • 1:45-3:02: an immigrant's responsibility to assimilate
  • 3:09-4:45: American ignorance of world geography
  • 5:10-7:35: moving to the UAE in middle school
  • 6:09-9:40: graduating with a chemical engineering degree, only to discover that it was useless
  • 9:57-13:32: immigrating to the US meant stability
  • 13:32-14:35: America is a land of tolerance and freedom
  • 15:15-18:20: Admiration for his parents
  • 21:08-22:32: advice to college students--be more social

The music is "Trappin" by Shinrabansh├┤ and is used with permission.

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