Catalans Abroad


Paraguay opens its embassy in Jerusalem

Paraguay opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli...


Manresa’s ExpoBages a crowd pleaser

This year’s ExpoBage fair in Manressa turned out to be even more popular than ever and participants are thrilled at the results. Some 30 businesses set up stands and exhibitions to show locals and out-of-towners...

Sergi Gonzàlez-Solís.
is from Sant Cugat del Vallès and is a scientific researcher. He is now living and finishing his PhD research in Bloomington (United States)

Researching in the US

Why did you leave Catalonia?The reason I left Catalonia was so I could do research for my post-doctorate. In July 2016, I received my PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Institute of High...

is from Catllar (Tarragonès) but has been living in Jerusalem since last October. He teaches Catalan language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Eastern way of life

Why did you leave Catalonia?Spending spend some time in a different country while teaching the Catalan language at university level looked attractive to me. So both the experience of living abroad and...

When CHINA chooses you

Laura is from Les Corts, Barcelona. She has been living in Beijing for six months and works as an English International School Teacher.


Never-ending sunshine

Xavier is from la Cellera de Ter (La Selva). He has been living in San Diego since 2017 and works as a soccer coach at Barça’s football academy. Twitter: @xserramitja

Marta Puig i Bosch.
Marta is from Anglès (La Selva)

A home not all that far from home

Why did you leave Catalonia?I decided to finish my Architecture degree in Delft with the Erasmus Programme and then I stayed in Rotterdam for an internship; both experiences lasted 16 months. Although...

Perfect choice

Why did you leave Catalonia?We left mainly looking for new opportunities. The economic crisis at the time was really tough and there weren’t so many opportunities in Catalonia. My husband is Moroccan...

When life chooses for you

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Catalonia five years ago because I wanted to have a working and life experience abroad. First of all I landed in Scotland; then I moved to Jordan; I went back to Scotland...

A city that needs a lifetime

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Catalonia for love, even though it was a difficult time in my life as my father had just died and I was leaving my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. The choice was...