Share your "First Day Here" story!

7/25/2013 10:00 AM

Share your "First Day Here" story!

You are invited to share your stories of
your first day in your new country!

The first day in a new country can be full of excitement, nervousness, loss, humor, sadness, anticipation, confusion, and a mixture of many other emotions. SAADA is looking for stories from South Asian Americans about their first day in the United States.

One day can encapsulate what has come before and anticipate what will come after. SAADA's First Days Project captures poignant narratives from the lives of new immigrants through a snapshot of one day.

First Day stories will be accepted through July 31, 2013
and can be submitted as video or audio (up to 3 minutes) or text (up to 300 words).

Submit your own story or interview a family member or friend. No story is too big or too small. We want to hear from you!

Browse stories, learn more and submit your story at


The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is the only independent nonprofit organization working to document the rich histories of South Asians in the United States and ensuring that our community's stories are protected and preserved for future generations. All of the materials and stories that SAADA collects are made freely accessible to the public at

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