Graphic Design in the Big Apple

Elena Storm

Heroes of our story today, Sergei and Elena Storm (29 and 23 years) moved to England 10 years ago. Sergei runs a software engineer, monthly income of 2.5 thousand pounds. Elena – animator, Secretary in the company's oil and gas exploration, the monthly income – 1.4 thousand pounds. Money for education (10 thousand pounds sterling) Lena took a bank lending program for students. By the time she already owned English language to perfection. During his studies at the University of Lena met her future husband, Sergei, and three years ago, they were married. And to the surprise of relatives, both took his new name – Storm, thus finally abandoning its CIS- roots. Lena and Sergei dream to go to live in New Zealand, so while their homes in London do not get.

All their possessions – Nissan almera 2003 release. Sergei when he arrived in London, immediately found work in company for software development. But Elena worked as a secretary in a property development company – to find a job in the specialty in London did not happen, all companies involved in animation, located in the province. According to her, only two fellow student working in the specialty designers, animators – one changed city of residence, and a second every day spends 2-3 hours on the road in one direction. Monthly family income – 3,9 thousand pounds (37.05 ths.). This money is enough not only to life and the payment of loans, but also for the maintenance of the house (which is 700 pounds sterling per month, ie, 6.650 ths.).

Also have a monthly family remains the order of 2 thousand pounds sterling (19 thousand usd.). Of these, one thousand pounds Sterling they give my mother (the payment for a home mortgage – 700 pounds plus the cost of gas and electricity – 300 pounds). And the money that remained, delaying for a third . Do they like to live in England? They say that much. And the first thing they admire the fact that here for a successful life can only rely on his strength – do not need contacts and relatives. In addition, Mrs. Storm acknowledges that never felt man second class – the mentality of the English does not allow openly to divide people into "important" and "not very". The cost of clothing may be different, but the cost of man is always the same, regardless of the "package". That such a small success story of our former compatriots abroad. But hardly have these young people managed to achieve a desired without proper knowledge of English.

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