As people shift from environment to environment their construction of knowledge about people and places undergoes a transformation. In this study we have sought to assess the experience of Puerto Rican adolescents as they strive to relate to a new environment (migration) and as they return to their old environment (return migration). Specifically, we assessed such questions as: iiow do young adolescents, as they return to Puerto Rico, perceive their homeland? Is it a foreign land? Or is it a homeland which they feel they have known forever? What are their constructs of homeland, fatherland, and foreign land?