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Teach your language in France: application is open

Have been waiting for an opportunity to live in France? So, this is your great chance. The French Government accepts now applications from students wiling to become a Foreign language assistant in France. To participate, you need to: Be a native speaker of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, […]

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The darkest side of living abroad: better do not speak about it, but it still exists

I have always been acknowledged as an optimistic person. And indeed, I am. If it were not for this characteristic of mine, I would have never gone so far. For someone born in a city with less than 32,000 inhabitants, most of my close girlfriends got pregnant at 14. Not surprisingly, no one could believe […]

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A gringo in São Paulo

Gringo/gringa = person not born in Brazil, irrespective of their origin, skin colour, religion, etc; foreigner When somebody mentions Brazil, the majority of people think of warm weather, never-ending beaches, football or the Carnival. For me, a Romanian who visited Brazil twice, lived in a Brazilian household and volunteered in a NGO, Brazil means all […]

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La voilà : rapport d’une brésilienne en France !

Je suis arrivée en Rennes début septembre 2019. J’avais hâte de commencer un nouveau départ en découvrant une nouvelle culture et un nouveau style de vie. Je me disais que les français ne font que boire du vin et manger du pain avec du fromage tous les jours, en profitant en permanence de la ‘belle […]

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My 3/30 days Ramadan experience

Since a child, I have learned quite a lot of nonsense about Arabic culture. Now I have been able to realize with my own eyes how misled I have been. In a nutshell, we are used to hearing in the Media and even at school of how backward the Arabic’s are, how they do not […]

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Comfort zone: jump out!

Do you know when is the time to change? Not too far from today, in 2019 I occupied a relatively good position in a multinational Brazilian company, position in which I worked hard to achieve. And still I had great chances of promotion and the possibility of building a successful career in Corporate Communication. I […]

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Like old sailors: I chose to face my fears!

If three years ago someone had told me that in April 2020, we will be living on a situation of enclosure, I would have never believed. Living confined with no human contacts sounds even now unreal. On the bright side, this current situation has given me enough time to travel back in time to record […]

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Dublin through the eyes of a Brazilian filmmaker

My name is Raquel Freire, 30, I am a journalist with a specialization in Business Communications. Last year, in 2019, I decided to change my career and my life. I want to become a filmmaker and follow my purpose in life. On January this year I came to Dublin in order to improve my English. […]

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Coronavirus: What is in the air?

Regardless what is going on ‘almost’ everywhere in the world, we are all striving to keep on going. Every day, I woke up, brush my teeth, put on clothes, some days make-up, some days, even before combing my hair I move to my office, just beside by bed, to start my online classes. I have […]

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London: Love at the first sight

Traveling abroad has been always a dream for me. I was born in a very small city in Bahia where traveling inside the borders was not so easy, even worse offshore. January 17th, 2014 was the day when I arrived in London for the first time. It was also my first international experience, so you […]

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Take your time to deeply get to know yourself

One of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself is time—taking time to be more fully present (Oprah Winfrey) I am used to listening to this quote every day in Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, which I highly recommend. Even though I have always agreed, I have never allowed me to have a time for myself. […]

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10 lessons I learnt by 30

There are few things in life we can say we know for sure: we are all going to die is one of them. As we experience situations, we learn something. Here, in this article, I am going to share with you some lessons I have learnt from my own experience. They are not things I […]

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Time Capsule – capturing 2020 challenge the Covid19

Presenting the Time capsule Time is relative. What we feel and experience today, no matter how good or how difficult it is, might not have the same importance for us tomorrow. Especially the pain and the fear may seem unbearable now when we live and feel them, but when it comes to pass, the distance […]

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Intrapersonal relationship: have you ever thought about it?

When we talk about relationship, the first thing that comes to our mind is romantic relationships. However, we have three kind of relationships: intrapersonal (from us to ourselves), interpersonal (from us to others: friends, family, work etc.) and, of course, romantic love, between two parts (or more). In this article, I want to discuss interpersonal […]

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Taking control of your life

In the beginning of this year, the Covid-19 came to show us that we do not have any control of our lives. It has shown to us that everything can chance overnight. In one day, we were living our ordinary life, working and gathering with our friends and family. In another, we were just forbidden […]