June is Immigrant Heritage Month!

Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) is a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America to celebrate our country’s immigrant heritage – stories of individuals, families, and communities who have contributed to the unique social fabric of a country whose greatness is fueled by its diversity. IHM honors a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world and the ways in which America and the immigrants who have built our country are linked in a shared, productive history. Learn more about the campaign and Immigrant Heritage Month by visiting www.welcome.us.

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.