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My American story started when I emigrated to America with my family. I was 5 years old. My parents were refugees from WWII, my father from Hungary and my mother escaped from East Germany. My parents, siblings and I were naturalized six years later. In college...
My American story started when i came to college in 1969. I am an american, but was born and grew up abroad. i think there are many like me, children of americans who were expats for various reasons. my parents went abroad on fulbrights and never...
My American story started when I was 24 and left England then travelled by Greyhound bus to California. I had a nursing job in Oakland. I came for a year and now 56 years later I am here in Sonoma County, California. I married, had 2...
My American story started when I decided I was going to come to America to go to college without really discussing it with my immediate family back in Uganda..
I didn't expect to be accepted to the school and was surprised when I was. I had no...
My American story started when ... I learned in the summer of 2000 that our son, John, lost his life in a climbing accident in Central Asia. Fall of 2000, Jackie, my wife, and I established the John William Jackson Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation...
My American story started when I arrived in Ann Arbor 24 years ago, from Paris, France, with my husband and 4 suitcases. We had never imagined we would start a new life, go back to school and raise a family in Michigan. The exchange lectureship that...