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Capital - How expats cope with losing their identity. Last week, we identified an important, but often overlooked problem of being a long-term expat: how a foreign posting can affect your sense of identity, belonging and home.

Capital - How expats cope with losing their identity

It prompted many of you to share your own enlightening and often surprising experiences of moving around the globe. The sense of never being at home anywhere is very real In fact, so many of you identified with our writer’s dilemma that we thought we would both share your experiences and highlight your best tips when it comes to fitting in once you return “home” after a long stint abroad. No place like home In a Facebook comment, Wendy Skroch dubbed the phenomenon “reverse culture shock”. Log In. DEAL, England — For centuries they sailed to the south, conquistadors and colonists, wresting control of a continent’s riches and imposing alien ways of faith and governance.

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Yet, in recent weeks, watching the inexorable exodus of migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean toward Greece and Italy in leaky craft, it is tempting to wonder whether the tide has turned. What is home? Growing up between cultures. TEDxTaipeiAmericanSchool. Polish immigrant about living in the UK. Immigrant Children Interview Video. Culture Clash: Caribbean Children of Immigrant Parents (Official Trailer) Marine Le Pen to RT: We fight for French identity. Transnational Migrants: When "Home" Means More Than One Country. The assumption that people will live their lives in one place, according to one set of national and cultural norms, in countries with impermeable national borders, no longer holds.

Transnational Migrants: When "Home" Means More Than One Country

Rather, in the 21st century, more and more people will belong to two or more societies at the same time. This is what many researchers refer to as transnational migration. Transnational migrants work, pray, and express their political interests in several contexts rather than in a single nation-state. Some will put down roots in a host country, maintain strong homeland ties, and belong to religious and political movements that span the globe. Peggy Levitt: Migrating people, migrating cultures. American Experience. Living in Two Cultures Andrew Lam is a California-based journalist, short story writer, and National Public Radio commentator.

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In this interview, he shares his thoughts on Vietnam and America. Living between two cultures – On My Mind. As a first generation immigrant, I live in between two cultures (or sometimes no cultures).

Living between two cultures – On My Mind

If it doesn’t make sense to you, let me share an example. How about holidays? In China, the biggest traditional holiday is the Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, which is celebrated sometime in January or February. When I was growing up, the holiday was a huge deal. Every family spent several weeks shopping for food and at least one week preparing for the Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner. Six real life stories of migration. New EU migrants have not had a significant impact on the employment prospects of British school-leavers, according to an official government report by immigration experts.

Six real life stories of migration

But according to poll by the Guardian and ICM published in June, almost half of British voters believe that the impact of immigration on employment underlies their sense of economic insecurity. The latest NatCen British Social Attitudes survey also shows that a quarter of British people said that they believed the main reason immigrants came to the UK was to claim benefits.

Approximately 7.5 million people in the UK were born abroad, making up 13% of the overall population. Meet Young Immigrants. Hi, my name is Asya.

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I was born in Nickolaev, Ukraine, but I have lived most of my life in a suburban town near Atlanta, Georgia. I moved to the United States with my parents when I was a baby. I am now in the third grade and speak both English and Russian. My brother, Tim, is in the first grade. I also have a cat named Tiger and a pet water frog named Perry. My family flew to the United States from Ukraine on an airplane. Refugee - National Geographic Society. Refugees are people who must leave their home area for their own safety or survival.

refugee - National Geographic Society

A refugee’s home area could be a country, state, or region. People become refugees for many reasons, including war, oppression, natural disasters, and climate change. Most refugee laws are based on a 1951 United Nations document, the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. The Convention was created to deal with the large number of people displaced by World War II. National Identity case study: How is globalization transforming the borders of national identity?

National Identity. The CGGE National Identity module examines the geographic characteristics of national identity and the interplay of culture, politics, and place.

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The conceptual framework introduces some of the theories and ideas used by geographers to analyze national identity, emphasizing concepts such as nationalism, landscape, and public space. Each case study explores a geographic question about migration in the context of a particular region or country. The module's collaborative projects offer opportunities for students to discuss the case studies and engage in geographic learning with students in different countries. The CGGE National Identity module's collaborative projects are designed to connect geography classes in different countries for online learning and are adaptable to a wide range of learning contexts. Click here to download the PDF file of collaborative projects. Suggested citation: Solem, M., Klein, P., Muñiz-Solari, O., and Ray, W., eds. (2010). Refugee crisis exposes a deep divide in European Union.

Just three years ago, the European Union basked in the glory of a Nobel Peace Prize and boasted of being a tight-knit community bound by “European values” of democracy, diversity and dignity.

Refugee crisis exposes a deep divide in European Union

By its own measure, the 28-nation club is now looking decidedly less European and even less a union these days as it grapples with the continent’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Amid bitter recriminations among member states and scenes of police tear-gassing asylum seekers, some of the EU’s key initiatives are in jeopardy, including the removal of national borders and a collective approach to tackling problems.

1951 refugee convention. The real refugee crisis is in the Middle East, not Europe. Syrian refugees await approval to enter Jordan at the Hadalat reception area on the Syrian-Jordanian border, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh) The Syrian conflict has reached its fifth year, but the European aspect of the refugee crisis it generated has dominated news headlines since the summer of 2015. Numerous academic panels have been convened to discuss how the European Union is (not) coping with its increasing numbers of asylum seekers. A supra-national entity of 500 million, the E.U. is up in arms at the 1 million Syrian refugees who entered its borders last year.

European opinions of the refugee crisis in 5 charts. The United Nations is hosting a high-level summit on Sept. 19 to address the issue of refugees and migrants in hopes of coming up with a more coordinated approach to dealing with the large-scale movement of displaced people. The following day, President Barack Obama will host a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in an effort to find significant new pledges from governments to help manage the crisis. The topic of refugees is especially pertinent to Europe, where a record 1.3 million migrants, mostly from the war-torn nations of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, sought asylum in 2015.

To understand public opinion on this issue, here are five charts that help explain European views of refugees based on our spring survey of 10 European countries. Who Am I? Clouds Over Sidra: A Virtual Reality (VR) film. What does it mean to be a refugee? - Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman. Talk to Al Jazeera - Syrian refugee: 'I'm scared of the way they look at us' Interview with a Syrian refugee. Samira. Photo: Luca Sola Samira is a Syrian refugee. She arrived three days ago. Europe migrant crisis. The King Of The Shores: An Interview With a Syrian Refugee Smuggler. M and W: What was the oddest phone call you’ve received? Al-Khal: A Syrian journalist who used to be on TV all the time talking about how the rebels would defeat the government and how they would kill all the Alawites.

One day he called me and asked me for help to go to Europe. He was receiving death threats. After he reached Hungary he called me again and he told me had been mugged and all his money had been stolen. World Refugee Day 2015: Statement by António Guterres. The Global Refugee Crisis, Region by Region. Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts. More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. The vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, principally via Turkey and Albania. Winter has not stemmed the flow of people - with 135,711 people reaching Europe by sea since the start of 2016, according to the UNHCR. 1. Which countries are migrants from? In the Name of Identity, by Amin Maalouf. Published 1996, translated 2000.

American identity crisis? What’s an ‘American’ identity? A cultural identity is a sort of myth by definition. Hugh Evans: What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? What does it mean to be American? Germany’s identity crisis. Refugees struggle with identity. ALANA BUCKLEY-CARR - The West Australian Children from the Horn of Africa are growing up in Perth with identity issues as they try to adapt to a Western culture while living with traditions of the past, according to migration experts.

Diaspora and Refugee Identity. Diaspora and Bhutanese Refugee Identity Everyone is talking about it. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. Objectives: Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. In the Name of Identity: Teaching cultural awareness in the intercultural classroom. Migration, distress and cultural identity. Dinesh Bhugra + Author Affiliations.

Stories of Migration. The Stories of Migration Film Project was carried out this spring in the Global Leadership (GL) classes at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle, Washington. My story: Iman. Theresa May's speech sparks Twitter backlash over 'citizen of the world' remark.