As a youth in West Africa, Benjamin Kofi Amponsah always knew he wanted to study in the United States. What he couldn't have envisioned was falling in love with and marrying an American, then settling into her hometown, the father of two Ghanaian-American children. Along the way, he earned two college degrees and became an international liaison between his adopted city and the Ga District of his native Ghana. Benjamin talks with Alan of his love for two cultures and the patience needed to straddle both.

“My time spent with the Feel Like You Belong show was not only fun and engaging, but also important. The topics that were covered are really close to my heart, and the message that they bring to the world is absolutely essential.” – Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Obama 2nd Inauguration (photo credit: ew.com)

“My time spent with the Feel Like You Belong show was not only fun and engaging, but also important. The topics that were covered are really close to my heart, and the message that they bring to the world is absolutely essential.”

– Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Obama 2nd Inauguration (photo credit: ew.com)

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About Alan

Alan Headbloom is an applied linguist who works with international professionals across a variety of industries.

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