First Days

Global Nation is partnering with the South Asian American Digital Archive to tell the stories of your first days in the United States. If you like these stories, find more like them at firstdaysproject.org.

Global Nation is partnering with the South Asian American Digital Archive to tell the stories of your first days in the United States. If you like these stories, find more like them at First Days Project.

Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story to the South Asian American Digital Archive's First Days Project.

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Journalist Vladimir Voina on leaving Russia, buying beer, and the 'foolish' US government shutdown

Inspired by Philadelphia’s South Asian American Digital Archive, and its project that collects immigrants' stories about their first days in America, we’ve begun gathering similar stories from immigrants throughout the globe. This next installment comes from Vladimir Voina, a journalist from Moscow who has written for Russian and US newspapers. In 1989, he moved to Boston for a journalism fellowship and stayed. He spoke about his early memories of America with The World's Global Nation editor Monica Campbell.

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What's the story of your first days in America?

Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story to the South Asian American Digital Archive's First Days Project.

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