“In 2015, I had an opportunity to migrate to Thailand for work which provided a higher salary and a position as an international staff member. I took the chance, believing it would be a remarkable experience and produce a better outcome for my family. I remained in Thailand for 7 months. The first three months proved to be very difficult due to the language barrier. I couldn’t communicate with people and I was not familiar with the food. The taste was very different from my home despite the fact that Cambodia and Thailand have quite similar cultures.
Notwithstanding the challenges, I gained a lot from this experience. I learned about culture, lifestyle, and different standards of living. Through my work experience I expanded my professional knowledge beyond my expectation.
I am now back in Cambodia, I endeavor to pass on those lessons learned to my own community.
Migration to me is about learning and growing, and to share this experience with others.”