Mikel Guerrero is studying Global Business and won an international scholarship to study in Oviedo, Spain.

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

Yes, one of the reasons I decided to study at Uni was because of its international programs.

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

Yes, one of my main goals in my career was to study a semester outside of Mexico, it is not easy, but with dedication and effort you can achieve it.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

 Yes, I had the opportunity to do a year of high school in Canada.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

I think what drives me to study in another country is to get out of my comfort zone and routine, to fill myself with knowledge and experiences, as well as to get to know different cultures and environments. Other main reasons are personal and professional growth.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

I decided to study in Spain because I really like its culture and the activities you can do.

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

I felt very happy and motivated to get to know the culture and people.

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

The University of Lleida received us in a very special way, giving us advice before our arrival as well as integration courses before the beginning of the school year. I am very grateful for their attentions to students from abroad.

What will you miss most about Mexico and UNI?

 One of the things I miss is my family, friends and tacos.

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

The most exciting things I have experienced are the different trips I have been able to do in Europe, the outdoor sports. Also making friends from different countries opens your vision and you get to know different cultures.

And the hardest part?

 I believe the school evaluation system is different from that of Mexico.

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

To continue developing different skills and abilities to apply them in my daily life as well as in my professional life since I am about to graduate.

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

Of course, I recommend and encourage my classmates to apply for all the scholarships offered by the university and set the goal of living an experience abroad. It is a great opportunity for them to get out of their comfort zone. 

I am infinitely grateful for the support of my parents, the Internationalization Department, my academic director Alejandro Saldaña and everyone at UNI de Celaya.... THANK YOU!