Catalans Abroad

Christian Rodrigo
Actor, producer, director and acting coach from Barcelona

Hard work equals success

Why did you leave Catalonia?I started my career in business, I studied at Esade and I was doing very well professionally, but acting has always been my passion. I was already 30 when I came into the entertainment...

Alba Sunyer Ollé
from Sallent, and studied in Sant Cugat before opening a physical therapy office in Manresa

Ambassador of cuisine

Why did you leave Catalonia?We wanted a change of pace after I had an accident that left my arm severely injured and put an end to end my PT career. That was hard, as I thought: “What now?”. Around...

Maria Brasero.
Gaduated in Communication and Publicity in Barcelona and in Film Production from UCLA

“The sky is the limit”

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Catalonia in 2009, right at the beginning of the crisis, because it was very hard to find a job in the field I studied, which was Media and Communications. So I took...

xavier mas craviotto
is from Navàs (Bages). Before moving to Bristol, he did a postgraduate degree in language consultancy and publishing services in Barcelona and taught Catalan as a foreign language

Diverse and eclectic

Why did you leave Catalonia?When the pandemic started, I saw Institut Ramon Llull was offering readerships in the UK, and so I applied. After a few months of lockdown, I thought a change of scene would...

Anna Cantón. marcela topor.

Language lovers’ heaven

Why did you leave Catalonia?I’m ambitious, always trying to improve, and I’ve always had a gift for languages. I love travelling and I constantly feel the need to discover new cultures and traditions...

Rafel Hidalgo. marcela topor.

Living alongside history

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Barcelona 37 years ago because I got tired of the rarefied linguistic atmosphere in Barcelona. Back then I was working in the Hogar del Libro bookshop on Carrer Bergara,...

Xavier Cusidó Oliete

A northern paradise

Why did you leave Catalonia?I’ve always been an adventurer. Meeting new people, living in new places and the challenge of starting from scratch always attracted me. I started getting a taste for freedom...

Juan José Ruiz Gómez
He works as a lawyer in Norway

In the far North

juan josé rugoz is from El Papiol, Baix Llobregat. He works as a lawyer in Norway, as he did in Catalonia. He is a founding members and president of the Casal Català in Tromsø

Quim Miró
He is in charge of www.

Living a balanced life

Why did you leave Catalonia?I had never thought that I would ever go to live abroad, I had never even considered it. But my partner – who is a scientist – had a good job opportunity to continue growing...

Bibiana Mas

A land of cold beauty

Why did you leave Catalonia?I have always been a curious person, and getting to know other realities enriches my soul. It was a family decision. We had just been through an economic crisis and the desire...