Yingxue

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7,605 kmfrom home
#iamamigrant
"From both an academic and personal point of view, I have come to understand how important integration can be."
Yingxue
Current Country: 
Switzerland
Country of Origin: 
China

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"I live in Geneva, where I'm a student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Migration is one focus of my research, but also a key part of my lived experience. Aside from my move to Switzerland for studies, I also did my undergraduate degree in the U.S., and studied abroad for a semester in South Korea during junior year of college. From both an academic and personal point of view, I have come to understand how important integration can be. There is no one answer for how to approach it, or what it means, but one piece of advice I can give to those attempting it: be confident!" 

This story is brought to you in partnership with The Refugee Cultural Festival, 2017 edition. The festival was launched to encourage small, local actions to embrace diversity and support those forced to leave their homes due to war, famine and climate change. Learn more about the festival and donate by clicking here

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