Journal of Undergraduate Research


Punjab to Provo, Asian Mormons, Mormon studies, LDS culture


Religious Education


Church History and Doctrine


After moving to the United States and especially in a culture like BYU, I wanted to share my experiences as an immigrant. Through this paper, I wanted to open up about the struggles that I believe that almost every immigrant in the United States goes through. To add on to those struggles, being in a place like Utah which is Mormon dominated, it becomes extremely hard to retain your own identity. I have seen myself losing my identity just to fit in the culture of BYU. Just to feel accepted here, I changed myself a whole lot which now I have realized was not a right thing to do. I have divided this paper into three parts. First of all I will talk about my religious journey, then cultural and then political journey. My goal was to help people be more empathetic towards immigrants.

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