After living in the UK for three years, this subject on #AbroadLife moved back to Nigeria in 2020. Now, work has taken her back, and she misses her family and Nigerian food.
If we told you how many visa denials the subject of this #AbroadLife got in the space of two years, you probably wouldn’t believe us. Here’s how he managed to get his study visa to Poland.
Also, The Polish love semo.
This week’s #AbroadLife subject spent nine years in Canada, returned to Nigeria for nine years, and moved back to Canada in 2021. After all her tears, she’s settled in Canada again. And she has a lot to say about the dating scene there.
This week’s subject on Abroad Life left Nigeria in search of a soft life, and although he had a rocky start in Ireland with the worst roommate ever, he’s beginning to enjoy his stay.
This week’s subject on Abroad Life left Nigeria for the US in 2014. Last year, she moved to Canada. Why? The US has too much immigration wahala. She thinks more Nigerians should come to Canada because “things work” there.
This week’s subject on Abroad Life is thankful he’s an American citizen so he could swiftly move to the US once Lagos began to stress him. In a year, he’s on the career path he projected for himself and even making music on the side.
If you worked with villages whose inhabitants had to order drinking water off Amazon but still avoided the internet like a plague, you probably wouldn’t think Canada is great. That’s the life of this week’s subject on #AbroadLife, and she can’t wait to leave.
Today’s Abroad Life story spans three countries on different continents, as our subject takes us through how she went from Nigeria to the United States.
When today’s subject on Abroad Life decided to move to Canada, her only form of research was watching Nigerian YouTubers in Canada telling people why they should come. Now, she wishes they were more open about loneliness, finances and the weather.
This week’s subject on Abroad Life is a doctor who’s lived in Jamaica for five years and wants everyone to know that the idea the world has of Jamaica and weed is slightly exaggerated. Also, Jamaicans absolutely love old Nollywood.
This week’s subject on Abroad Life was on the fence about japa-ing until he got a job offer in Munich, Germany. He talks about settling in a quiet city as a black man, the crazy tax system, and why being abroad is great for his Nigerian dreams.
When we asked this week’s subject on Abroad Life why he left Nigeria, his response was, “Nigeria”. He talks about finding Poland as a cheap japa option, touring Europe on a Schengen visa and his anger at the lack of an African equivalent.
Lagos was so hectic for today’s subject on #AbroadLife and her husband, she didn’t know he could cook until he made her a surprise meal in Canada. She talks about waiting for two years to travel and the peace that comes with being abroad.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life moved to the UK because the company he works for transferred him there. He talks about Nigerians in the UK being wary of new Nigerians coming in because of their tendency to grow overdependent.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life didn’t know a country like North Cyprus existed until 2018 when he met his wife. One year later, he moved there to be with her. He talks about how Nigerians are treated there and his big plans to help people get tech jobs.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life was enjoying his post-university life until harassment from SARS made him realise he couldn’t stay anymore. How did he process a move to Ireland? What’s it like dating a white woman? What are his plans for the future?
On Abroad Life today, our subject takes us through his journey from deciding to leave Nigeria to moving to Ireland. He talks about navigating a long-distance relationship and being in love with the city where he stays.
The doctor on today’s #AbroadLife talks about moving to the UK in 2020 and finding happiness with reunited friends from Nigeria despite how difficult the UK can be.
On a trip to the US in 2020, today’s subject on Abroad Life decided he wasn’t returning to Nigeria. Well, the US didn’t work out for him, so he processed his master’s in Canada and japa’d last year. Now he’s there and he has no motivation to come back.
When today’s subject on Abroad Life got tired of waiting for over a year for Canada to give her a visa, she decided to try the UK instead. She got her UK visa in three months. Now, she’s there but doesn’t like a few things — like too much electricity and over-politeness.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life moved to the UK in 2018, but immediately wanted to return to Nigeria — people told her to go back to her country and others mimicked her accent. She’s finally moved to a new town and, for the first time, is excited about living in the UK.
After staying in the UK for seven years and getting used to people being not so nice, today’s subject on Abroad Life moved back to Nigeria, only to be shocked that people were so nice and funny.
For today’s subject on Abroad Life, moving to the UK when she was 10 is one of the things she wishes she could have changed. Now, she can’t wait to finish university so she can come back and experience what it’s like to live in Lagos.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life has always preferred staying in Nigeria to moving abroad. Working in a UK nursing home with physically aggressive people and living in an unsafe city in South Africa made her realise she was right the whole time.
Our subject on Abroad Life today is a 22-year old who made it out of Ukraine before his city was attacked. He talks about why he moved to Ukraine, how he knew trouble was coming, and his future plans now that he’s not going back.
The only reason today’s subject on Abroad Life is still in Canada is because she’s waiting for her citizenship. She’s been there for 12 years and she’s tired of the cold, the boredom and the racism.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life loved the Chinese language so much growing up, she decided to learn the language and move to China. Now, after getting called a “black monster” and seeing shops with “no blacks allowed”, she can’t wait to leave.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life struggled with loneliness when he moved to the UK last year. He talks about living away from his friends and family, and how he’s scared of getting back into the dating scene in the UK because it’s been toxic to him.
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