Clarissa Fernanda is studying Global Business and won an international scholarship to study for a semester in Medellin, Colombia.

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


When you entered your career, did you think you would go to live and study abroad?

It was always something I wanted to do, but after pandemic and other personal reasons I had already discarded the possibility of being able to do it.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

No, never.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

Experimenting, getting out of my comfort zone, getting to know and taking advantage of all the opportunities and learning I could get from this great experience.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

Nothing specific, however, I knew that Colombia is a place that would not make me miss my country so much and that the people would be very friendly.

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

A lot of nerves and a little bit of fear, but at the same time a lot of excitement because I knew it would all be worth it.

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

Incredible, both the university and the professors and students helped me a lot in the whole process of adaptation.

What will you miss most about Mexico and UNI?

The food, and most of all having my family, friends, teachers, etc., to share with me.

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

Meeting so many people from different countries, seeing spectacular places, having such prepared teachers and having made such strong bonds with incredible people.

And the hardest part?

Adapting and having to learn to do things on my own and face the different situations and difficulties I went through away from my family, friends and what I had always been used to.

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

Knowing how to take advantage of my strengths and take them to my personal and professional development, as well as opening my expectations and knowing how to direct them in the best way for my future and my community.

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

Totally, it is an opportunity that they have to take advantage of.

It is an experience that I thought I would not be able to achieve due to different situations, however, thanks to my family and the University of Celaya I was able to do it and it is something I will always be grateful for.