Zina

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1,349 kmfrom home
#iamamigrant
"I agreed to move because I thought it would be a great experience to work abroad, learn how to be independent and do things by myself."
Zina
Current Country: 
Kuwait
Country of Origin: 
Jordan

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"I am a Jordanian citizen who lived in Jordan for the first 26 years of my life, until I left my home country to work in Kuwait. 

The office where I used to work in Jordan offered to relocated me to their branch in Kuwait. At first, I thought I would work there for a year, two maximum, and return to Jordan afterwards. I agreed to move because I thought it would be a great experience to work abroad, learn how to be independent and do things by myself. When I arrived in Kuwait I generally liked the atmosphere, but I was hesitant to mingle with the community. However, I haven't faced any difficulty in adjusting to the local culture and traditions, because I grew up in an Arab country which almost shares the same traditions — maybe to a less conservative degree.

I now feel that both Jordan and Kuwait are home to me, but each in a different way. This might be due to the fact that the lifestyle in each country has its pros and cons, and I enjoy living or experiencing certain things in one country which I can't do in the other. 

Still, family gatherings back home, the mountains of Amman, the red fertile soil of its spacious lands in the suburbs and Amman's cityscape are the things I miss the most."

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https://together.un.org            http://usaim.org/            https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org