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Hi, I'm Daniel De Biasi, and I'm fascinated by people who achieved incredible things. In this podcast, I want to share with you stories of people who emigrate and re-start their life in a new country. I invite you to join me as I explore emigrant's stories. We would dive deep into how they did it, what reasons pushed them to leave their life behind, what challenges they faced, and what they managed to accomplish. I left Italy at 27, moved to the opposite side of the world, New Zealand, and t ...
 
For over a hundred and sixty years, Chinese had traveled across the ocean to help open up the west coast of the United States and Canada. Chinese immigrants looking for a better life in North America had to pay the price of countless heartbreaks and humiliation; of having their dreams of gold shattered, their lives sacrificed on the railroad. Scattered like seeds on foreign soil, they had to struggle hard to take root, braving hostility, discrimination, and inequality. Having shed blood, swe ...
 
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Coming from a country like Hong Kong, Cindy's decision to move to Canada was odd yet fulfilling. With her brother studying in England at the age of 15, Cindy was motivated to follow her brother's path. Being the youngest in her family was something that Cindy wanted to break free from to start living an independent life. Although moving to Canada w…
 
Brandon started his journey as a traveler when he moved to South Korea after his collegiate years. Without any concrete plans of what the future may bring, Brandon decided to work in an Asian country where an unfamiliar environment immediately welcomed him. Foreign language, strange culture, new setting - these were just the things that Brandon nee…
 
Stephen grew up in Birhingman, the largest city in the West Midlands of England. At the age of 22, Stephen left his home country to fulfill his thirst for travel. Considering that he didn't have enough money to suffice that goal, he decided to take advantage of his English background. Although lacking a formal teaching experience, he pursued a CELT…
 
Have you been long thinking of pursuing a degree abroad? Our guest, Isabel, originally from Uruguay, had the desire to explore and discover the diverse cultures this world has. The heartbreaking moment of losing her mother was what made Isabel follow that little voice inside of her. This circumstance made her realize how fragile and precious life i…
 
Traveling the world and still working and sustaining your financial needs with this lifestyle is a dream for a lot of us. However, for Annette, this is her reality - living life as a digital nomad. To define a digital nomad, these individuals travel regularly and do technology-based jobs through personal online business or virtually working for emp…
 
Dorit Sasson, the author of two memoirs entitled Accidental soldier, and Sand and Steel, shared her incredible journey as an emigrant who moved to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces. Though Dorit's father is an Israeli, Dorit was raised in a hugely different environment from Israel, the US. Dorit's desperation to move out of the US got …
 
Daniel De Biasi, the Emigrant's Life Podcast voice, grew up in Italy, a country visited by thousands of tourists every year because of its rich culture and history. While many would wonder why Daniel decided to leave his beautiful country, he recounted how Italy's economic and political imbalance led him to the path of being an emigrant. With absen…
 
Zara was born in Armenia, and not long after, her family moved to Ukraine in search of a better life. Though spending her entire childhood growing up in Ukraine, Zara's Armenian roots lived firmly within their family. They would often visit Armenia, which helped her become immersed in her motherland. What makes her consider Armenia as her true home…
 
Growing up in an environment where she got used to living alone, Katrina left her home country, the Philippines, with a determination to succeed and permanently stayed in Canada. At the age of twelve, Katrina’s parents decided to send her to a city far away from where they lived to study. Katrina considered that as a preparation for her future – be…
 
Growing up amid the civil war, Jadranka grasped how tough life is. While typical children would play by trading stickers, Jadranka reminisced how she and her friends were trading bullet shells for fun. As citizens of a country who went through war for four years, their educational opportunities are strictly limited. But it was also this moment wher…
 
Tim Jones, popularly known as the Grow Good guy, is originally from the UK but is now living on the other side of the world - New Zealand. When Tim encountered a heavy rejection from the army, he was determined to leave the UK and prove his self-worth. Feeling undermined in the UK, Tim went to Australia and hoped for a fresh start with different pe…
 
Being raised in a mixed culture, Fiona grew up welcoming both France and England as her home. While Fiona lived in France during her childhood, she was still aware of her English background and culture through her mom. When Fiona entered university, she decided to leave France and pursue her studies in the UK instead. Fiona felt more comfortable li…
 
Ruairi is the founder of Moving 2 Canada, one of the leading websites to find the resources you need to move to Canada. Ruairi is originally from Ireland and moved to Canada in his 20s for a job opportunity for a company based in Vancouver. Despite his experience of moving across the ocean was very easy; in fact, the company he worked for took care…
 
Leaving Poland when she was only fourteen years old, Joanna grew up in an environment where she got required to adjust massively. Besides the culture shock, integrating into the new country as a teenager was very tough for Joanna. Around when she moved to Ireland, the country saw an increase of people coming in, which lead to discrimination against…
 
Emigrating with someone exposes you to various circumstances that will test your relationship's foundation. It's tough yet exciting to imagine a new chapter of your life with someone you love. In this episode, our guest Sarah moved to Sweden with his boyfriend to support his career advancement. When Sarah's boyfriend got offered a promotion abroad,…
 
Whether you're an expat, an immigrant, or just aspiring to be one, you need to understand the importance of resiliency as an individual. In this episode, Jamie, the author of The Role of Resiliency in a Global Lifestyle and the founder of Cultural Mixology, shares with us how individuals go through multiple cycles in their lives as they start livin…
 
Borjana is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia. In one night, her life totally changed when war broke out in her country. Being a refugee was huge unbelief for Borjana, who was 17 at the time of war. She decided to leave her mom and go back to their home in Sarajevo, where the painful reality hit her. After giving birth to her first child while being …
 
Rafael is originally from Brazil and decided to go to New Zealand for a year to learn English for better opportunities in his country. He quit his job and, with some friends, went to New Zealand. Rafael left Brazil without a visa and just a bit of money. He soon managed to find a job that would sponsor him so he could make some money and stay longe…
 
Ashlee is originally from the United States. In her early 20s, she decided that she wanted to move to a new country to start fresh without her family's pressure. Her way to move abroad was through an Au pair experience in Paris, France. She wanted to learn French, and she found a family host that was right for her. She liked it so much that she Au …
 
Growing up in Australia, Louise got surrounded by people her age that immersed themselves in exploring the world. At 22, Louise left Australia for the US. While the majority of her peers went for Europe, Louise's mindset was to take another path. From the US, she reached Canada, then Mexico, and finally London, where she worked as a chef in a ski r…
 
Being a student abroad is a big challenge, but our guest Mo has proved that nothing is impossible. Not only did he was able to study overseas, but Mo also got accepted at Oxford University! Despite the difficulties he experienced from studying in Nigeria, where resources are not advanced, it is incredible to witness how Mo's perseverance and determ…
 
Daniel lived in New Zealand and moved to Romania with his wife and son to live with his wife's sick grandparents. Daniel shared how he fell so in love with the country but sadly, his negative experiences while living in Romania has painted a painful image of it in his memory. He and his wife got divorced not long after moving to Romania and giving …
 
Eleonora was born in Italy and first left for the United States in 2017. Her first trip away from home left her so homesick, but this impression didn't stop her from leaving her country again for the US. With Eleonora's impressive 3D fashion designing skills, a company abroad noticed her through an Instagram page she set up for her designs. Current…
 
We often hear great stories of people who moved to the US, but Americans immigrating to other countries, especially Asia. This week, we listen to Amanda's story, who first experienced a new life abroad when she studied in Paris. After graduating from university, Amanda didn't feel the spark to go back to her country, which is why she was easily enc…
 
In Australia, moving abroad after finish high school is the norm. Our guest, Kimberley, left a bit later, after finishing her degree in the country. At 27, Kim got an Au pairing job in Italy. The diverse culture of Italy made her love the place and stay longer. As an English teacher, Kim got herself a job, more effortless than any other immigrants …
 
One of our previous guests, Craig, is back on the show to share with us the result of his long-awaited visa application. As his wife and kids have a UK passport, Craig struggled alone to apply for a visa in the UK. A lot may think that the process would be less complicated for Craig because of his family's situation, but it was the other way around…
 
This is a special episode with some of the most inspiring, motivating, and funny segments from this year's interview. I just want to use this opportunity to thank you for listening to the Emigrant's Life podcast, it's been a great first year and I look forward to delivering to you more great stories in 2021. Feel free to reach out to me at daniel@e…
 
Mubs is originally from Pakistan, but he immigrated with his family to England at the young age of four. As a child, he was fond of making things and working with computers, which led him to pursue a degree in software engineering. Having a stable job at Oracle wasn't Mub's ideal life. Instead of choosing what's comfortable, he decided to leave his…
 
Arif Rahman is a research scientist from Bangladesh. His immigration journey began when he made a plan to study for his Ph.D. outside of his country. Arif believed that there are larger opportunities abroad, so he persevered to apply to numerous schools outside Bangladesh. After writing hundreds of emails, Arif was finally recognized by an Italian …
 
Herve is a scientist who lived in France and took his Ph.D. in Switzerland. Because of his profession and competency in his field, he had acquired opportunities to work in different places. For some, it may sound like an easy decision to grab right away, but for Herve, he had his family to consider. Amazingly, Herve got gifted a wife that had the s…
 
Sylvia began exploring the world outside Brazil when she decided to get her master's degree in psychology in Australia. A whole new adventure welcomed her, and there, she met her also Brazilian husband-to-be. After years of living in Australia, they decided to go back to Brazil because of homesickness. Afterward, Sylvia got married, and they both a…
 
Tanya has had the unique experience of moving to different countries as she was growing up. Even as the point in her life where she started building her own family, Tanya continued to move around countries, now, with her kids. From living in Ontario, Canada, with her kids, they moved to Barcelona, Spain as a family. Although moving with kids is a b…
 
Whether you're an expat, an immigrant, or just aspiring to be one, you need to understand the importance of resiliency as an individual. In this episode, Jamie, the author of The Role of Resiliency in a Global Lifestyle and the founder of Cultural Mixology, shares with us how individuals go through multiple cycles in their lives as they start livin…
 
Ray is one of those 'Third Culture Kids' who grew up with a diverse family culture. He grew up in Turkey, and he spoke Tagalog, English, and Turkish. Ray's immigration journey officially started when his parents decided to send him to the US to study. It was then when he began to live alone for the first time and got enlightened with the cultural d…
 
Ran was born and raised in China, where the educational system is stricter than most of us would expect it to be. Her urge to move to Canada started when she failed to enter her desired university. Instead of going back to Grade 12, which is the Chinese education system's rule, Ran decided to go to Canada and study there. She experienced struggles …
 
In this episode, I am fortunate to talk with Alex Khadempour, a licensed immigration advisor and the Managing Director of CICS Immigration Consulting Inc. His association with the topic of immigrating goes further into his background as an immigrant himself from Iran. When they moved to Canada, his father went to Dubai to seek a better job. After b…
 
Lori is originally from Canada, but her grandfather was born in the UK. Because of that, she was able to apply for an ancestry visa, which allows you to stay in the UK for five years, and if you meet the requirements, you can stay permanently. Her journey started a few years ago when she traveled around Australia and New Zealand for almost two year…
 
Jana Dietsch Wingels is the author behind a children's book entitled 'Jana and the Big Move.' This book is sparked by her experience of moving out of her country, along with her two young daughters. In my conversation with Jana, she tells the important steps and measures to use when emigrating with children and how to help them cope with this life-…
 
In this week's episode of the Emigrant's Life podcast, I got the chance to talk to our guest Maggie, who's not an emigrant yet, but is someone who worked in another country as an Au Pair. Many people might not be familiar with the term 'Au Pair', which simply refers to a young adult who travels in another country to live with a host family and take…
 
Anu Wat, the woman behind Wings Education, a platform intended to help immigrants move out of their country, shares with us her story of rising from poverty. She was a woman who had all odds against her. You would think she couldn't be able to lift herself up because of her excruciating life buried in poverty, along with her country, disparaging th…
 
Yuvika's story was invigorated by her parents' stern ambitions and it was to study overseas to free Yuvika from her country's discrimination towards women. Unlike most emigrants, Yuvika didn't struggle with communication because of her strong foundation with English. After studying college in the US, Yuvika faced a lot of challenges in finding a jo…
 
Unlike most teenagers nowadays who are living their life freely, Felipe was someone who let himself experience the struggle of emigrating at the young age of 16. After finishing high school, Felipe decided to leave his country to learn English in the US. He went back to Colombia six months later and started his college education, but then, a financ…
 
The Soviet Union was then a country that deprived its citizens of freedom and the right to go beyond their borders. Eva Sigaev was born in Ukraine, which was then part of the Soviet Union, experienced the period where there was a limited opportunity for the citizens to reach their dreams. They were prohibited from learning a new language and living…
 
Darya Karolina’s emigrant experience started early when she was a young girl who moved from Russia to Ukraine. Reminiscing her past memories when she was not able to understand the Ukrainian language and needed the help of her grandma neighbours was some of Darya’s sweet memories of her past. From a young girl who lived in a rural area, Darya has j…
 
Luis and I used to work together. I remember being fascinated by his story. What attracted me was the fact that he was running a successful company in his country. He was then working with me as a trade assistant on a minimum wage. What does bring a person to make a downgrade in their career like that? He must have had a pretty good reason. Luis is…
 
From Vancouver, Canada to Las Vegas, USA. Traveling, meeting the love of your life, and if he or she is from a different country, then you have to decide where to live. Lisa and her husband Mason were planning to move to Hawaii, but their plans changed when Mason was deported from Canada for overstaying. He had to move back to the US, and she joine…
 
In this episode, my guest Jess is sharing her story on how she left her country to travel and work in multiple states. She explains how she found jobs before moving to the new country and what websites she uses. Jess is originally from Wales, UK. She left her country when she was 25 to go traveling and explore different countries. Jess found a job …
 
This is part two of the conversation with Kate and Reggie. Check out the previous episode if you haven't done it already. In this episode, we dive deeper into China and its hidden beauty, and also how they get their visa and managed to stay. Getting a work permit in China is not as easy as it used to be, and becoming a citizen, well nearly impossib…
 
Kate and Reggie are a couple who have emigrated to Beijing, China about 9 years ago. Kate is originally from the Asian part of Russia and Reggie from Seychelles. They both moved to China to study. Because the conversation with Kate and Reggie was a bit longer than usual, I divided it into two episodes. At the time or the recording, Beijing was goin…
 
In this episode, Craig, from New Zealand, shares his experience of moving to the UK with his family. His partner Anna is from the UK, and the two children have a UK passport. Although they have been together for more than a decade, getting his visa is still challenging. Finding the information and requirement is not straight forward, which brought …
 
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