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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