Stories about what it's like for immigrants in their first days in the United States, inspired by the South Asian American Digital Archives First Days project. Share your stories with the hashtag #firstdays.
An immigrant advocate remembers her bumpy initiation into American life as a student from Malaysia in the late 1970s. She goes to bed hungry as a result of a miscommunication with her host family and nearly floods her new dormitory when she tries to take her first bath on campus.
The World, inspired by the South Asia Asian American Digital Archive’s First Days Project, is looking for your stories about your first days in the United States—or those of your parents or grandparents.