Marisol obtained a Uni Scholarship to study in Brazil for part of her Bachelor's Degree in International Business.

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?

Yes, since before I started my career, I had set my mind to it.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?


What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

I really like to challenge myself and to go not only to live but also to study in another country completely different and with a different language with which I had never had a relationship, it was a great challenge for me besides that I am a person very attached to my family, I know it is not bad but I needed to get completely out of my comfort zone.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

Besides the fact that the university is one of the best in Latin America and I believe that Brazil is a country so rich in culture, in biodiversity, full of beautiful places to visit and learn from.

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

Many mixed feelings, happiness, nerves, excitement and sadness for being away from my family.

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

Excellent, the people are very warm, friendly, they are always there for us, both PUCRS students and the mobility department.

What will you miss most about Mexico?

My family, friends and food.

What about the Uni?

To my colleagues and teachers.

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

Really everything, but meeting new people, meeting new places is the most incredible thing in the world, it's an experience I wouldn't trade for anything and so far it's been one of the best decisions I've made.

And the hardest part?

Adapting to everything, the language, the food, the schedule, but most of all to being away from home and out of my comfort zone.

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

I am too attached to my family and this time has helped me to become more independent and detached from them. Professionally I hope it will be a more practical and direct way to develop my cultural intelligence and that it will be a plus on my resume.

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

Yes, 100% recommended.

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