Our student Jazmín Medina from the Bachelor's Degree in International Trade, won a Uni Scholarship and had the opportunity to make an international stay at the University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.

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

Yes, as soon as I entered I knew about these programs, and the Uni sends you the announcements so that you are aware of them.

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

Yes, in fact, that was one of the reasons I chose my career. Besides that, studying abroad was one of my college goals and I am glad to know that I achieved it.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

No, this was my first experience living and studying abroad.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

The experience and the great knowledge that you get from being in another country, because learning about new cultures would enrich me as a person to be more open-minded, and to know that there is more world out there for me not to conform. But the most important thing is to accomplish my goal that I had already set for myself and show me that whoever wants to can do it.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

Because I wanted to get to know the customs of Spain, as well as take advantage of the opportunity to travel around Europe.

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

Nerves and excitement, because it was my first trip all alone and I got lost haha but I learned not to worry because you will always meet good people who helped me.

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

 Very well, they let me know that I could count on their support if it was ever offered to me.

What will you miss most about Mexico and UNI?

 To my family, boyfriend, friends and food. Without a doubt, there is no other food like the food in Mexico. And from Uni I missed my teachers and facilities, because if I have a problem I know where to go and who to go to.

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

Getting to know new places and seeing how cultures can be so alike and so different at the same time.

And the hardest part?

That I had to return in the middle of my exchange because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without a doubt, I do not recommend anyone to spend the fortieth away from their loved ones.

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

Personally, to grow, mature and be independent, because I will make decisions on my own and I know that this will help me to be a better person in all areas, and as a professional to know the types of business that exist in different countries of the world and interact with international specialists and professionals will help me to be prepared when I practice in everyday life.

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

Yes, to all those who have the opportunity to live this experience abroad, do it and do not think twice.

I am very grateful for this opportunity.