Emigration has always had many faces. Nowadays it affects the most unexpected ones.In Portugal, high qualified young people, ready to work and willing to build a career, are leaving the country. Maria is one of the thousands of the competent workforce whose country cannot hold anymore.Maria has always been more a realistic than a dreamer so, when the time came to choose a degree, she decided to do pharmaceutical sciences, considering its high employability and her deap interest in health. Indeed she got a job right after she finished her degree and just before the work conditions started to worsen, to a point where she couldn't afford an independent life anymore. Suddenly, her future was beyond borders. Accepting it, she went abroad in the slowest possible way: a road trip towards England. The journey was long, and it felt like everything ahead was a huge foggy mass. Once she arrives, she faces a hard time looking for a place to live and dealing with bureaucratic issues.Now Maria has started the PhD programme she has been granted, which will ensure her a future, for the next four years.