Words in Transit

New England Public Radio and Amherst College’s Copeland Colloquium have collected the personal stories of nearly 30 people from around the world who have made their new home in western New England.

Traversing continents and cultures, the project illuminates the many pathways leading to our small corner of the globe, and explores the shared experience among those seeking a new life in a foreign land.

Now these stories have been gathered together in a beautifully designed book that showcases Beth Reynolds’s photographic portraits of each immigrant. Proceeds from this book go to scholarships for immigrant students at Holyoke Community College.   

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Words in Transit Podcast Helping Others
Beth Reynolds / NEPR

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
Beth Reynolds / NEPR

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 Podcast
Beth Reynolds / NEPR

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.

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

Words in Transit
Beth Reynolds / NEPR

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

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