Most people go their entire lives without ever leaving their home country, let alone living in another one. So imagine how rare it is having lived in three by the age of eight.
For one Jeffersonville High School student, that is his reality.
Sophomore Vadim Capacli has already lived in Russia and Turkey before finally settling in America, which he now calls home. Although he currently refers to America as his home, it wasn’t the easiest transition for him.
“I wanted to move here, but I thought it would be hard to make new friends,” Vadim said.
Making new friends was the biggest worry he had when shifting from Russia to America, especially with him not knowing english at the time. It was pretty intimidating for Capacli to knowingly have to move over 5,000 miles away from the place he grew up, to an entirely new country where he would be surrounded by new people with a completely different style of communication.
Fortunately some of his family was already established in the U.S., and it made the Capacli family more comfortable with making such a big step.
His father, George, was also in need of a job and thought America would be the best opportunity for his career. George’s career was a big factor in the family’s move.
Although a lot had to be left behind in Russia, Vadim took one thing that was important to him: soccer.