It was 2017 when I first set foot on Swedish soil.
I walked through the streets of Malmö with the help of the wind that pushed me. Sitting in a cafe, I watched students riding their bicycles. I thought: “I want to be one of them.” And at that moment, I chose Sweden as the destination for my future studies.
Upon returning to Brazil, I readjusted my plans towards one goal: save every penny to afford part of my studies in Sweden (I am also an EU citizen). I did this for 3 years, and 2020 was dedicated to making the best applications to pass at a Swedish University.
In April 2021, I WAS ACCEPTED TO STUDY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MY DREAMS – Uppsala Univesity!
HOWEVER, it’s not all roses… even though I saved money in recent years, I would still need more to go to Sweden. So two alternatives came to my mind:
- Give up studying in the incredible strawberries land… or
- Find new ways to raise extra money.
As I tend not to choose the easiest option, I opted for the second alternative (spoiler: it worked!) and found three ways to alleviate my initial expenses!
With these 3 ideas, in addition to my full-time job, I managed to raise more than my goal, so moving to Sweden was smooth, and I could calmly afford the initial costs. When your goal seems far from being achieved, remember how hard you fought for it and how many people are willing to help you.
This just gave me the extra strength and hope I needed. Thanks.
This is awesome! You just inspired me to be more creative and determined, to work harder and smarter, and to never give up in achieving my goals. Thanks 🙏