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Felipe - Making a life-changing decision at 16 years old

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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 financial crisis happened, and he decided to take a chance and continue his education in the US.Upon studying college, He was able to obtain scholarships but to sustain his personal and daily expenses, Felipe needed to work while studying.Years passed, and Felipe finished his studies, and he faced a decision where he was struggling to either go back home or to stay in the US. When the company he worked for as an intern offered him a job, Felipe decided to go for it. It was a decision he made after contemplating the greater opportunities these two countries could offer. Meeting a woman who then became his wife played a crucial part in his decision to stay.Looking back to where he is now as a successful engineer in New York, Felipe remains grateful for the support system his family have given though they were miles apart from each other.Being a young man who took a huge jump and moved to another country in search of greater opportunities, it was definitely challenging for Felipe.Nevertheless, the journey was worth it for him.In the end, all that matters is what’s waiting for you at the end of the road which is totally worth it either for Felipe or to any emigrants who might be reading this. It is worth it so keep on going.Enjoy the episode!👉 SHOW NOTES 👈 Listen to the podcastYou can listen and subscribe to this show on Apple Podcast, Deezer, Stitcher, Google Play, Google Podcast, Spotify, YouTube, and Radio Public.Be on the show If you want to be on this show, you can visit emigrantslife.com/yourstory Support the podcastThe best way to support the show is to give us a review on Podchaser or on your favorite podcast app; it’s free and it will help the show growing and reach more people. Thanks for listening!Daniel De BiasiSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/emigrantslifepodcast)
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