From the encounter between Brazil and Portugal/Do encontro do Brasil com Portugal

Economic Migrants

Meet my great friend Giselle.

akc: How did you decide to immigrate to Europe?

g: So… I have always wanted to do an exchange so badly. But when I was younger, my parents neither had the money nor the courage to let me go for a couple of months or even years without coming back home. At 28, I felt that it was a bit late for this kind of “adventure” and I applied for this masters here in Portugal. Getting accepted was my greatest victory.

Since I was already working and had some money saved, I talked to a bunch of relatives, I showed my letter of acceptance and in 2011, I left full of hopes and dreams to the Old World.

akc: Since when have you been living in Portugal?

g: Since 2011. In October it will be 5 years (Wow!!)

akc: What do you say to someone…

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