There’s a sudden influx of Brazilians traveling and moving in Australia.
Back in January 2017, the record hit 48,100 in terms of short-term arrivals. Compared to January 2007 record, it was up by 181% growth of short-term arrivals.
Natives of Sydney, Australia have noticed this trend of Brazilians in the city. From short-term travel or attraction, now more young Brazilians are making a new life in the city of Sydney.
In history, Brazilian migration to Australia is nothing new. This history could be traced back in the 19th century during the expeditions of English vessel, specifically when these ships stopped at the Rio de Janeiro on their way to Australia. This started an initial migration relation between Brazilian and Australian that grew into a population of 12,234 Australians, claiming to have Brazilian ancestry (according to 2011 census).
And because of the Australian government’s Assisted Migration Program, during the late 1960s, it became a gateway for more Latin Americans to migrate in Australia. Then in the 1980s, the number of immigrants in Australia increased because of the Humanitarian Program that allowed more Brazilians to move out of their country during their country’s military dictatorship era.
Since, this history molded the current status of Brazilian-Australian migration—and now, with more well-educated students and travelers moving to Australia.
But in what particular reason Australia becomes a magnet for a new life to these young Brazilians?
Australia has an undeniable beauty. It is proud of its nature, with stunning natural architecture of its wildlife, beaches, and coastal views. Because of this, the country offers an exceptional experience beyond the city. It becomes a frequent spot for luxury travelers who travels the world beyond their own native land.
Brazil is known in the international market as an emerging country of luxury, and Tourism Australia knows this, hence, they highlight their assets as part of marketing to attract Brazilians, as tourists and key trade partners.
As days passed, the world becomes more global. People connect beyond the regions of their own country. And the language barrier is the enemy of it.
Australia could be a place of learning to defeat the barrier. Education is valued and seen as a way to nurture the concept of diversity. Young Brazilians may seek this opportunity to learn and unlearn their own culture, to foster a new concept of citizenship within them by adopting a new language that is mainly used globally.
Australia is known for its excellent way of life: great infrastructure, touristic places, professional opportunities, and quality education. For most Brazilians (or the world in general), this means security and quality life. Young travelers or students from Brazil may see this as an opportunity to grow and live a life beyond their native comfort. It means life learning, a new culture, with security to live without worries.