Tell us about your first day.
We want to hear about your first day in the United States.
Tell your story, or interview a family member, friend, or community member about theirs!


Where did you depart from?


In what year did you arrive in the U.S.? *
How old were you when you arrived in the U.S.?

And where do you live now?


Please provide your photo to go along with your story! One from the time of your first day would be great.
More information
  • Files must be less than 100 MB.
  • Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.

Now tell us your story!
You can submit your story as audio, video or text. Click on the corresponding tab below to share your story.

Upload your audio file below. Allowed formats include: mp3, aiff, aac, wma & m4a.

More information
  • Files must be less than 100 MB.
  • Allowed file types: mp3 aiff aac wma m4a.
Upload your video to Vimeo or Youtube and then paste the URL of your video into the text field below.

Enter your story in the text area below.

If you shared a audio or video story you can also include a transcription below (not required).


If you are submitting an interview, please include your information here:

How did you hear about the First Days Project?

Rights & Permissions

• I understand that my story will be published on the First Days Project website.
• I understand that my story will be moderated before being made available publicly.
• I grant my permission for my story to be shared publicly through social media and in other venues.