Profiles

Jorge Alvarez: Finding the silver lining January 24, 2016 01:22

Jorge Alvarez: Finding the silver lining

It was difficult for him at first, but moving to another country was something that he was able to do with his family by [...]
 
German Alvarez: That little place called home December 20, 2015 06:38

German Alvarez: That little place called home

He misses his home country, but he is still happy to be where he is today. He moved to London 20 years ago after [...]
 
Maria… For the time being November 9, 2015 02:29

Maria… For the time being

She knows that the opportunities available are endless, but there is still a piece of her back home.   Taylor Zambrano   Maria has [...]
 
 
Paulina… The simple things in life November 1, 2015 15:56

Paulina… The simple things in life

Overall, food is one of the biggest things that she misses most about where she came from, but despite that, her experiences so far [...]
 
Martha Suarez: For her children October 26, 2015 03:29

Martha Suarez: For her children

With her life already well established in London, she hopes to one day move back to Colombia.   Taylor Zambrano   When she was [...]
 
Irene Almacha: Looking ahead October 19, 2015 03:04

Irene Almacha: Looking ahead

Irene Almacha moved from Ecuador to Spain when she was a young adult. She then moved to London about six months ago.   Not [...]
 
 
Claudia Dias: from a small hometown to a big city October 12, 2015 00:01

Claudia Dias: from a small hometown to a big city

Claudia moved to London from Portugal 14 years ago to gain new experiences. But she still wants to move back to that country to [...]
 
Amanda Guzman: “I am happy where I am” September 27, 2015 04:09

Amanda Guzman: “I am happy where I am”

She moved from Ecuador to Italy for about 10 years before moving to London with her husband. She said that London has a lot [...]
 
Natalia Copercido: “Migrant people make migrant friends” September 21, 2015 09:41

Natalia Copercido: “Migrant people make migrant friends”

The 34 year-old from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has always wanted to move abroad. A year and a half after migrating to the UK to [...]
 
 
Alin Lazar’s adjustment to the super-diversity of London September 15, 2015 01:15

Alin Lazar’s adjustment to the super-diversity of London

The 24 year old originally from Romania but Spanish at heart and in customs, shares his experience of moving to London almost a year [...]
 
Elsa Orozco: Life among four different countries September 7, 2015 02:45

Elsa Orozco: Life among four different countries

Elsa was born in Ecuador, and lived there for 14 years before moving to the Dominican Republic. She left in 2013 to study in [...]
 
Ondina Guillen: to really know Cuba you have to live there April 6, 2015 07:32

Ondina Guillen: to really know Cuba you have to live there

She is a Spanish journalist whose passion, to learn about and experience life up close and in person, led her to emigrate to this [...]
 
 
Cecilia Falcioni Figueroa: “Studying in England is cheaper than in Mexico” January 24, 2015 20:02

Cecilia Falcioni Figueroa: “Studying in England is cheaper than in Mexico”

“The working atmosphere you find in temporary jobs is horrible; businesses have no concern for their employees”, this disenchanted young Mexican student reveals. Javier [...]
 
Rafael Polonio: nomadic, independent, with the heart of a Londoner January 18, 2015 21:53

Rafael Polonio: nomadic, independent, with the heart of a Londoner

Rafael is 32 years old and has lived in London since 2004. He is native to Cordoba, a city in the south of Spain, [...]
 
Leave or stagnate, Roberto Villanueva’s dilemma January 12, 2015 00:03

Leave or stagnate, Roberto Villanueva’s dilemma

Roberto is a 35-year-old Peruvian who came to the UK from Trujillo three years ago. He had never left his country before and although [...]
 
 
 

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