Foreigners in Host Countries

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Foreigners in Host Countries

Never has there been a subject that has aroused as much discussion as that of foreigners living abroad. In the twenty first century, people live in a globalization world. “Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people”. “This process has effects […] on culture, […] and on human physical well-being in societies around the world.” (globalization101.org). The globalization is not new. It has been on for centuries. However, it has never been as important as today. In the middle age, people were already traveling and doing business abroad. One of the consequences of globalization is immigration. Today, people travel freely all around the word and the population of most of countries have changed. It now mixed. Many countries are cosmopolitan and people that live in poor countries have the opportunity to change their life and to live the American dream. Most of the wealthiest people succeed because they daily do business and invest internationally. Moreover many foreigners also succeed abroad due to their skills and what they bring to a country. However this does not completely reflect the reality. Many foreigners have a lot of difficulties to live abroad, either because they are disappointed of what they experience or because governments use them. In the story of Flight Patterns, written by Sherman Alexie, one of the main characters, Fekadu, is from Ethiopia. He used to be a fighter pilot. One day, he ran away from his country because he could not drop bombs on his own people anymore. He left with a jet-plane and landed in France. After he landed, he decided to go to America to live the American dream and knew that he could never go back to Ethiopia. However, it did not go as he expected. Fekadu is an educated person and has a degree in physics. Unfortunately, he does not use his…...

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