Moving Abroad One Step At A Time
Moving Abroad – one step at a time. This book, written by Rafael Dos Santos. Rafael dos Santos is a Brazilian-British multi-award winning entrepreneur.
Moving Abroad – one step at a time provides advice and tips for those who have decided to move to another country to follow a dream or to reach a goal. It is brought to life by stories and experiences of people who have happily moved abroad.
Rafael has divided the journey in 5 stages and explains each stage in full detail. You will find out how to plan your trip (there are check lists, step by steps guides) as well as deal with the emotions that you are going through when you move to another country.
Real stories and advice from people who have successfully moved abroad. Some people have returned to their countries, some have move to a new country and some have decided to stay where their heart is!
Rafael dos Santos moved to London in 2002 at the age of 21 after living in Sao Paulo (one of the world’s largest cities) for two years. He left his job in Brazil as a support analyst at Microsoft to learn English in London.
Until 2003 Rafael worked as a kitchen porter, cleaner, glass collector and waiter to pay his expenses, until an opportunity to manage houses came available and within two years he was running his own business
Over the next 11 years Rafael’s portfolio grew from 1 to 50 homes, hiring 15 members of staff and producing a turnover of £1.2 million. Rafael rented accommodation to more than 2,000 young professionals and student migrants.
Rafael released his book – ‘Moving Abroad, One Step at a Time’ – in 2013, which was published in English, Portuguese and Chinese. The book provides help and advice to those who have made the decision to relocate to a new country.
In 2015 Rafael began his mission to support migrant entrepreneurs. He introduced the Migrant Business Accelerator programme as a pilot project which matched ten migrant entrepreneurs with 25 mentors who donated their time to help participants train for the future.
Rafael was recently named in the Sunday Times list ‘Top 100 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs in the UK’ 2016; a definitive list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors, advisors and ascending entrepreneurs, who are today supporting the next generation of up and coming business talent.