A few months ago, my life changed drastically. I decided to join my husband in one of the most promising job adventures he could have. After a lot of talking and crying, we decided to leave home and stay in the U.S. for at least a year. We had never dreamed of leaving Chile. We love our country and its people. Letting go of my family, job and friends—while finishing my Ph.D.—was a huge step.

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