How I ended up in Belgium: Leaving orthodox Georgia to chase opportunities

Elene Sainishvili, a 19 year old woman is posing in front of some plants.

Elene moved from Georgia to Belgium to study engineering, hoping for a better future /Credit: Evy Coeckelbergs


When I was eight, I knew I wanted to leave the country. The typical Georgian life – study, marry, work, die – is not made for me. I wanted more than the average Georgian. I knew I wanted to leave …