100 Strangers Project - 80/100 / by Michael Pung

I met Santiago whilst he was on his way to work, and he was quite happy to have his photo taken late in the afternoon. 

He comes from Manizales, Colombia and has been in Sydney for four months. During that time, he has spent the time balancing his studies, work and enjoying life in Sydney. 

"I don't have enough time because I have to work. I study during the day, after that I have to work at night. From 7 until 11. Usually on weekends I'm tired and I try to go outside and just look around Sydney. I have a lot of pictures."

He gives an insight into how life is like for people who have come here to live here for study purposes.

"Sydney is multicultural and crazy sometimes, I think because people from other countries have to study, work, study, work and sometimes it's tiring. But it's nice. I like Sydney, I have met a lot of people here, international people from all parts of the world."

What have you found challenging about moving to Sydney?

"Sometimes it's too busy, but it's not a challenge for me. I like travelling, I like to visit new places. I work yesterday, (but) I can do a lot of things. Maybe the English is a challenge, you can improve that." 

Thank you for taking part in the project Santiago!