NIOS Welcoming Month | Not in Our Town

NIOS Welcoming Month

For the month of September, Not In Our School is taking to Facebook and Twitter to talk about creating welcoming environments for everyone on campus. We will highlight the voices of immigrant students with their stories of being welcomed to the United States and how they paid it forward by welcoming others. Please share your experiences welcoming back your students!

What is the American dream? Everybody has different opinions about it. Some would say it's a chance to buy and own a home, but for me it's more than that. It's a chance to be someone better than I was before.




September 21, 2016 - 8:43am

Just like others, we also came here to find a better life and be successful. We can even say that we also wanted to live the American dream. 





September 20, 2016 - 9:04am

There was a drastic turning point in my life in July 2012 when I was 12 years old. I realized I would no longer be in Bangladesh, my homeland. I left a fragment of my heart back there where I had so many memories with my relatives, which will never fade, and I will forever cherish those memories.



September 15, 2016 - 9:51am

All of us have experienced rite of passage in our life that makes us grow and become more mature. As an immigrant, the change of coming to new country is more significant and cherished. The progress of this path is vital but filled with difficulties.



September 15, 2016 - 9:20am

It is not easy to be in a new country, to experience something totally new. I know all about it because I struggled along the way after I got here to the US. Unlike some of the lucky ones who learned the language well before landing in the states, I arrived here with just a few basic English words. 



September 15, 2016 - 8:23am