Words in Transit Western New England is home to immigrants and refugees from around the globe, and their presence revitalizes the region and redefines its culture. Their journeys have involved fear, uprootedness, and isolation as well as perseverance, creativity, and hope. New England Public Radio (NEPR), in collaboration with Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College produced Words in Transit, an oral history project collected the personal stories of nearly thirty people who have made this area their new home.
Words in Transit

Words in Transit

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Western New England is home to immigrants and refugees from around the globe, and their presence revitalizes the region and redefines its culture. Their journeys have involved fear, uprootedness, and isolation as well as perseverance, creativity, and hope. New England Public Radio (NEPR), in collaboration with Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College produced Words in Transit, an oral history project collected the personal stories of nearly thirty people who have made this area their new home.More from Words in Transit »

Most Recent Episodes

Words in Transit - Helping Others

The final episode of this series of "Words in Transit" features stories of immigrants from Bhutan and Slovenia and their work today to help other new arrivals to this country.

Words in Transit - Cultural Appreciation

A woman from Ghana and a man from the Ivory Coast are grateful for the opportunities they've found here, but also feel that we can learn much from their native cultures.

Words in Transit - Opportunities & Validation

Educational and professional opportunities brought many to the U.S. On episode 13, we hear stories from a man from Spain and one from Argentina.

Words in Transit - Synthesis

An Indian and a Taiwanese woman reflect on life in both their native countries and in their adopted country.

Words in Transit - Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kid features stories of acclimation and loss from a Palestinian woman and an Irish woman.

Words in Transit - Undocumented II

The second of two podcasts on immigrants that came to the U.S. without documentation. This episode, features the story of an immigrant from Colombia that came here to improve his family's financial situation and the story of a young man from the Dominican Republic that realized as a teenager that his family was undocumented. .

Words in Transit - Family Reunion

Family Reunion features stories of two young people who came to the United States to re-unite with their families. Western New England is home to immigrants and refugees from around the globe, and their presence revitalizes the region and redefines its culture. Their journeys have involved fear, uprootedness, and isolation as well as perseverance, creativity, and hope. New England Public Radio (NEPR), in collaboration with Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College produced Words in Transit, an oral history project collected the personal stories of nearly thirty people who have made this area their new home.

Words in Transit - Starting Over

The story of two families, one from Syria and one from Sri Lanka that came to the United States to create new and better lives.

Words in Transit - Political Refugees

Survival includes two stories from refugees from Burundi and the Congo that escaped violence in their homeland. Survival includes two stories from refugees from Burundi and the Congo that escaped violence in their homeland.

Words in Transit Extra - DACA

We hear an essay on DACA from an undocumented immigrant profiled in episode 2.

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