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Practical guide to running away from Brazil

by Eduardo Estellita on maio 10, 2015

On May 22nd, at 8 pm, I’ll be giving an open lecture on Casa do Saber São Paulo in order to get to know the audience and better prepare my two cycles of three classes, which will be included in the house’s catalog for the next semester.

On this occasion, we will explore the process of choosing to leave your home country, present the 2015.2 cycles of lectures and answer your questions. Despite the seemingly restrictive title, the class is not intended only for people planning an expatriation: it suits perfectly with people interested in knowing more about culture and diversity, people that dream of moving to another city or country, or just would like to better support family members in a similar situation.

You’ll find below a summary of the class’ content:

Corruption. Violence. Traffic jams. Poor quality of life. High taxes. Poor infrastructure. Economic instability. When we dream of a life away from Brazil, these are some of the reasons we invoke while chatting with friends, during work breaks or in bank lines.

Are these sufficient arguments to support such a difficult choice? What other sources of motivation can help us decide whether to go or to stay? How do we quantify our openness to another culture? What do we look for in the country that will host us? What risks and opportunities await us as we begin a life abroad?

Mixing mental models, personal stories and experiences, we leave the commonplace of dreams and complaints to explore, with rigor, the elements that support an informed choice. This will allow us to cultivate a little peace, wherever our home is.

The participant will leave the class with a number of tools to guide his/her choice. The two cycles of lessons on the meaning of the expatriation experience and on intergenerational family relationships will further complement this knowledge.

You can register for the open class at the Casa do Saber website. Sign up now. Seats are limited!

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