Friday, February 13, 2015

International Migrants

I read an interesting thing today:  that the 5th most populous country in the world, if they all lived in the same place, would be the 250 million international migrants who live in a country that they were not born in.  The list would be as follows:
  1. China
  2. India
  3. USA
  4. Indonesia
  5. International migrants
I have now lived over half my life away from the country I was born in - and in that time I have lived in 7 countries on 3 continents.  For more than 25 years, the students and teachers I have worked with as well as my own children, have been international migrants too.  I'm considering what impact this has on who we are. I'm thinking about the words "home" and "family" and how what they mean to us might be different from those people who have never moved .  

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1 comment:

  1. The concept of home is certainly one of the most difficult ones for me. The old adage "home is where the heart is" does not make the decision any easier considering that there are pieces of my heart in many different places!