Luis Enrique is studying psychology and was awarded a scholarship to study at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia.

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

Yes, it was one of the reasons why I decided to pursue my studies at the institution.

In your first semester did you think you would go to live and study abroad?

No, I wasn't thinking about it, but I was listening to the testimonies of my classmates who left and I was curious to apply for the scholarship so I could go to study.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

No, neither, it is the first time and it was a totally different and enriching change.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

Mainly the experience of living abroad and getting to know how my career, the subjects, etc., is seen from a different perspective.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

The first reason is because I wanted to get to know that country, in terms of culture and customs, and the second was because several classmates told me about their exchange program and recommended the university for its excellent educational level.

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

I felt a series of emotions (happiness, nervousness, fear) I didn't know what would happen.

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

Sarah, the person in charge of internationalization, is a very kind person and from the beginning she is attentive to you, the professors are the same, they help you, guide you and orient you about the classes and what to do in the city.

What will you miss most about Mexico?

What you miss most is family, friends and food.

What about the Uni?

At Uni I miss the professors and classmates, especially the way of working, which is completely different.

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

Meeting people from other countries, creating new friendships that support you during your stay, having the opportunity to travel and see new places.

And the hardest part?

I think the hardest thing is being away from home.

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

This experience helped me to grow in all senses (mentally and emotionally), it helped me to develop myself, to stand up for myself, to value things no matter how simple they are, but above all, to get out of my comfort zone, I hope this will help me to maintain the capacity and knowledge acquired to be able to take the next step in the labor area.

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

Yes, I highly recommend it to all colleagues looking to live this experience, as it makes you grow as a person, and gives you a different view of the world, the country, but above all, the way to develop your skills and knowledge acquired in Mexico.