Life In Another Country

My mom and I talk about where she grew up and how her childhood was like.

Jeanne El-Hindi discusses her interests in Middle Eastern studies and what life was like in Syria.

In this interview, conducted in January 2018 in Vienna, Virginia, Leigh El-Hindi (16) interviews her mother Jeanne El-Hindi (48) about her interests in Middle Eastern culture and her time spent in Syria. The interview starts with Mrs. El-Hindi's childhood in...

Rahaf Abdallah and her mother, Azza Ghanem, talk about their lives growing up in Egypt and America.

In this interview, conducted in December 2017 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Rahaf Abdallah (16) interviews her mother Azza Ghanem about her life growing up in Egypt and in America. Azza shares her stories about education and living the...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Interview took place on Thanksgiving Day in Egg Harbor Township. I interviewed my sister, Monica, she is 21 years old. We discussed on our childhood, memories, etc.

The Life of a Young African Girl… in the 1960s

Interviewing my grandmother who grew up in Lunsar and moved across Africa throughout her life, until she moved to Lebanon and learned Arabic, which is what this interview is in.

Atah Awwad

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Chantilly, Virginia, Yara Alsakbani (15) interviews her Grandpa, Atah Awwad (61) about his childhood in Palestine, and his life afterwards in Syria. In addition to his childhood, Atah talks about his life...

Immigration Stories Italy: Reem and Rawan

Reem and Rawan are both daughters of Arab immigrants to Italy. Even though they were both born in Milan, Italy after their parents had immigrated to the country they are not considered citizens of Italy. Reem and Rawan talk about...

Mauro Nobili, Katrina Spencer, , , and

Dr. Mauro Nobili is a history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Here he discusses his research as it relates to the fabled city of Timbuktu and the linguistic challenges posed to those addressing similar areas of interest.

A Journey with Nagib Arabi through life in America

In this interview made on December 6th 2016 in Chantilly, Virginia, Marwa Arabi (15) interviews her father Nagib Arabi (62) about his life from when he was young up untill now. My father tells story’s about what he did as...

“I Have no one in Germany” Joud Khuzam- a Syrian refugee- speaks about her life

Emily Rafka’s cousin Jude Khuzam is a Syrian refugee in Germany. She escaped the war to get a better education and to get a better life experience. Jude talks about her childhood, her condition now, and many other things. She...

Jenny Rask Interviews Father Gene Rask about growing up, his new life in Portland, Oregon. Interview 7.

Jenny Rask Interviews father Gene Rask about growing up in Butte, Montana and his family's move to Portland, Oregon to find new opportunity for their families. First impressions on their arrival to Portland, Oregon during WWII from Butte, Montana which...

Alexa Thomas speaks to her grandma Rahmeh Jarrah about her early life and what it was like to grow up in Syria.

We spoke about how it was to grow up in Syria. My grandma told me about what it was like to grow up on a farm and to come to America once she met her husband when she was younger....