Fran Young and Paul Young

Married couple, Fran Young (68) and Paul Young (72), recall stories and events that lead them to becoming international teachers, traveling to many countries, culture shocks, and navigating life in Springfield, Missouri after traveling abroad.

Johanna Interview

The role of a healthcare provider in the greater community and how family values shape a person.

The childhood of my father

My step dad’s life was very poor but the effort he put and all the dedication he successfully has a great life.

Several Journeys

A son asks his father to share several of his life's stories. They include cave exploration, an intercontinental travel, and a hot air balloon trip.

A mother sharing life stories

A conversation between a son and mother about experiences throughout her years

Talking with my mimi

We talked about her childhood. And what it’s like living in Guatemala

Unknown American(Leandro Mendoza Garcia)interviewer (Edwin Nova Cordero)

I’ve known Leandro for most of my life, never did I think how his actually life struggles were. He is a very family dedicated man, positive towards life, and hard working. The war in his country made him come to...

Sammye Bates, Marvin Bates, and Wendi Bates

Wendi Bates (45) asks her parents, Sammye “Vicki” Bates (76) and Marvin "Marv" Bates (79), about the story of her adoption from Guatemala in the late 1970s. They share memories of growing their family through adoption, the intricacies of naturalizing...

Christian Gonzalez and Krista Atiyeh

One Small Step partners Christian Gonzalez (32) and Krista Atiyeh (49) share a conversation about their lives and their families. Christian speaks about her ministry and community work as well as her role as the eldest daughter in her family....

Family Is Everything

“I don’t care what people think, I will do anything and everything for my children.” On December 21, 2018, Daisy Salinas talked about her experience of leaving her home in El Salvador to come to the United States. She explains...

Mema and Pepa’s Immigration

My grandmother, Mema, tells about her immigration to the United States. She tells stories about her life before arriving to the United States. She also talks about her children as they grew up.

Elisabet Curbelo Gonzalez and Xavier Beteta

Xavier Beteta (40) has a conversation with his longtime friend and colleague Elisabet Curbelo Gonzalez (36) about the challenges navigating their music careers as international students in the United States, the freedom they've found as musicians outside of their countries,...

my fathers story

My fathers story on how he came to the united states.

Interview with Stephany Gonzalez and Catarina Juan

On May 14th, I, Stephany Gonzalez (16), interviewed my older cousin, Catarina Juan (20) for my Service Learning Project about Institutional Racism. She talked about the struggles of race and ethnicy she faced when she migrated to the United States...

“Les quiero compartir mi historia”

In this interview, conducted in April 2020 in Orange, California, Adelin Garcia interviews her father Manuel Garcia about his childhood and beliefs. Manuel shares stories about his life in Guatemala and some of his earliest memories. He shares about how...

Lisbet Interview

About my Aunt growing up in Guatemala and coming to the U.S.

Engl108 extra credit

I interviewed Kaeli and discussed various topics including college, family, and friends.


I am going to be interviewing my mom. we will be talking about how she felt coming to the U.S , what impacted her etc..