Although I have not yet left Lisbon to keep with my journey all over the world, I can say that I know both sides of the common immigrant. I had quite an experience by a year of studying hard to make it as an A student at my university and I think I can sayContinue reading “Studying vs. Working: living abroad in different perspectives”
It might feel a little too convenient to be writing about it during the holiday season, but it wasn’t on purpose. That also doesn’t mean that the holiday season won’t make it worse than it already is for those who aren’t close to family and friends. And guess what! We have an extra little somethingContinue reading “Pro Tips for when you’re feeling Homesick – Why I know what I am talking about and 5 things to make it go away faster”
In 2018, Brazil experienced a peculiar situation regarding its inhabitants. With a negative migratory flow, it was possible to verify that the number of Brazilians who left their homeland definitively to venture abroad was greater than the number of “gringos” who entered our private paradise. More than 250 thousand Brazilians left for more than aContinue reading “The journey is the purpose”
While talking on the phone with a very dear friend who, like me, is also experiencing life on another continent other than the one we were born into, I managed to identify some elements that are no longer part of me as it once did when I was in Brazil. I try to see itContinue reading “Quarantine Reflections”
Nearly three years ago, I decided to pack my bags and leave my country for a while. The main goal was to study abroad and then, make my great comeback to the warm and welcoming arms of friends and family. However, living abroad has shown me how fragile our strongest goals are — and IContinue reading “What does living abroad means to a 30+”
Getting away from your old – and well known – context to find yourself: why is an exchange study program so unique?