If you have lived abroad, if you’re a perceptive traveller, or if you have spent time talking to people from other places, you are probably aware of the vast differences which can exist between how countries are viewed by the rest of the world and how they actually are. The USA is no exception.

This video from National Geographic shows a group of young Sudanese and their impressions of North American culture before and after moving to the USA.

It’s just one in a whole series of short videos featuring Sudanese ‘Lost Boys‘ now living in the USA. Visit Nat Geo’s movie page to watch the others.

Thanks to Sinan for the tip.

Read more:
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Dance and identity: migration and blending of cultures in Poland
Black and white: portraits of interracial couples in the USA and beyond

About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.