WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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in South Africa, with economic decline and increasing crime. "At some point you realize the children are happy and thriving, and the careers are going well," she states. "Once we decided to commit, we did so fully and didn't look back." The Robsons say two factors that cemented their decision to become citizens. "What struck me about this country is that people value when you work hard, no matter whether you are a foreigner or an American, male or fe- male, junior or senior faculty, or what college you attended. A job well done is appreciated and the work ethic is amazing," says Caroline. Simon also comments on the wonder of find- ing himself working at HMS. "Such abundant opportunities, critical mass of intellectual power, and potential for academic advance- ment," he states. By 2001, the couple had become American citizens, after a straightforward administrative Should We Stay … or Should We Go? The couple says staying in the U.S. permanently was a gradual realization. With two young children (one an American citi- zen by birth), amazing work opportunities, and new friends, they were increasingly reluctant to return to political turmoil "At some point you realize the children are happy and thriving, and the careers are going well. Once we decided to commit, we did so fully and didn't look back." – C a r o l i n e R o b s o n 84 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8 Welcome Home

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