This module discovers what migration is and enables us to trace our own migration history

Reasons for migration

Six migrants from across the world tell their stories. Read some of the individual stories and afterwards try to answer these questions:

  • What reasons did they have to leave their countries?
  • Why did they choose these countries?
  • Which reasons are there to leave one’s country?
  • How does migration take place?
  • What is better in the new living situation?
  • What can be difficult in a new living situation?

Think about yourself. Consider what could cause you to migrate. If you are a migrant yourself, describe your migration or consider the circumstances under which you would emigrate again.

  • What reasons could drive you to another country?
  • Where would you go?
  • Who would you want to go with you?
  • What would you look forward to?
  • What would you be afraid of?