Special instructions for international students

In order to redeem your link for a free copy of Exit West, you will need an Amazon account with a U.S. billing address.

  1. If you already have an account with a US billing address, please go to step 4.   Make sure that you are using your primary Amazon account.  Content cannot be switched between accounts.  
  2. If you do not already have an account with a US billing address, you’ll need to start by first creating an account by visiting this link.  Note that you do not have to enter a credit card number in order to create an account. However, you do need to have a US “billing address.”
    • If you already know the address where you will live when you arrive in the US you can enter that address.
    • If you do not know your California address yet, please enter this address: 2495 Bancroft Way, Room 235, Berkeley, CA 94720. When you know your real address, you can go into your account information screen and replace this address with your actual address.
  3. The other option is to switch your country of record on your existing account in order to receive your content and then switch back. *directions below
  4. Once you have created an account or changed your country of record, open the email you received from UC Berkeley’s On the Same Page program and click the redemption link. 

Country of Record change instructions

It is recommended that you create a US Amazon account since you will be residing in the US, but you can change your existing account to a US address following these steps:

  • Sign into your Amazon Account
  • Go to your Accounts and List dropdown
  • Select Content and Devices
  • Click on the Settings Tab
  • Click on Country Settings
  • Change
  • Update your address to a US Based address

Further Reading/Research

To help you further explore themes raised by the novel, our librarian partners have prepared this amazing research guide.

Here is a list of academic and other resources. We welcome your suggestions for additions to this list.

Facts about Refugees in America, from the UN Refugee Agency.

The Syrian Oral History Project features over fifty interviews conducted with refugees in Jordan and Turkey and also with displaced Syrians still within the country.

For those who want to know more about Muslim refugees from Spain specifically, this book is recommended: The Expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain: A Mediterranean Diaspora, edited by García-Arenal, Mercedes and Wiegers, Gerard Albert, and translated by López-Morillas, Consuelo and Beagles, Martin.