Studying abroad was always a dream, but many times I thought it was not possible. So when I finally decided to LIVE what I always dreamed of, I researched and talked with people who have already experienced this experience. A friend, Stephanie Arruda, who happens to be working at WEST 1 in Sydney, referred me to WEST 1 in São Paulo, and from the first moment I talked to the team, I had no doubt that the agency would be with me to achieve what I always I dreamed.
During the process, I went through various fears and doubts (language, financial and family matters), but for honor and Glory to God, everything went well.
The big day arrived and I finally met Brisbane. I confess that this place exceeded my expectations. Every corner is perfect, the people are friendly and the weather is WONDERFUL.
Studying abroad is a unique experience! Apart from learning with a different language, you learn about other cultures, new places and, most importantly, you discover who you are.
In this journey not everything is easy, because every day there are new challenges to overcome, for example: the search for your first job, the difficulty with the language and the absence of family and friends that we leave in our home country.
In these moments, it's great to know that we have someone to rely on. WEST 1 has always helped me in all these challenges, having an agency in Brisbane makes all the difference. When I needed help finding a job, they were there; when I needed a friend's shoulder to talk about my fears, they were there with open arms to give me strength, especially Guilherme (so cute).
I am very grateful to God, because I feel that all choices were perfect and incredible people appeared on this path. In fact, a trip like this requires a certain investment, but every penny is worth it.