Gisela was awarded the Uni scholarship to study a semester of her Bachelor's Degree in International Commerce in Gijón, Spain.

When you entered Uni did you know there were international programs?

Yes, I have colleagues who have told me about their experiences, which got me interested.

Did you think you would go live and study abroad in your first semester?

Well, originally, I wanted to take a year off to go to France as a nanny, but it didn't happen, so I continued studying at the University of Celaya and I looked for a way to study in another country.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

Yes, I studied for 10 weeks in Quebec City, Canada, last year.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

Learn about the culture of the country and how the education system is. Also meet new people from different countries and try different activities.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

I chose Spain because I wanted to get to know its culture, as it is completely diverse, I was interested in the European education system because when you leave the universities you can work in any EU country. I also wanted to learn about trade in Europe.

How did you feel when you arrived in the new country?

Surprise because I learned a lot about the Asturian culture, as well as the different provinces that exist in Spain.

How have you been received at the university where you arrived?

They were very kind, they explained to me how the system worked at the University, from the first day I met my classmates who also came from different parts of the world to study for a year or semester in Spain.

What will you miss most about Mexico?

The weather, the food and my family.

What about the Uni?

My teachers and my friends, because whenever I have doubts or problems they are always there to support me.

What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far in this experience?

Visiting new countries, seeing snow for the first time, learning to surf, dressing up at carnival, cooking and dining international food with my friends. But the experience that marked me the most was when I went sailing for the first time, I saw the city from another angle, learned about sailing and shared it with my best friends in Gijón.

And the hardest part?

Learning to live away from your family.

What do you expect as a person and as a professional from this program?

As a person to acquire new values and develop them even more, especially tolerance. As a professional, learn to relate to many people and to work with people from all over the world.

Do you recommend these opportunities provided by Uni to your colleagues?

Yes, studying in another country has made me grow in different areas, I got out of my comfort zone and started trying new things. It is definitely an experience that everyone should try.