Andrés Everardo Ibarra of Global Business at the Universidad Mayor de Chile

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


At what point and why did you start thinking about applying for a scholarship and studying in another country?  

Since I started my career, I began to prepare myself because I was interested in studying in another country.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

The opportunity that this country offered me was very interesting and the Universidad Mayor caught my attention.

How was the scholarship application process?

It was a bit time consuming but interesting, you also learn a lot about paperwork and visas.

How did you prepare for this new experience?

I prepared myself by researching about the country, culture, customs, among other things.

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

A lot of excitement, but at the same time a little fear of being in a new place.

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

Very good, he did several welcome meetings and helped us to adjust.

What do you miss the most about Mexico and UNI?
The culture, the food and the way it works.

What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far in this experience? And the most difficult?
Being able to visit places like Argentina, or Bolivia and I consider the most difficult thing to adapt to being away from my family.

How do you think this experience will influence you as a person and professionally?

I think it will be very interesting because it helped me to grow, to analyze situations before acting or deciding on something.

What advice would you give to those who are about to go on exchange to another country?
They should prepare themselves and not be afraid to take an exchange, because it changes your life. 

Would you recommend these opportunities offered by UNI to your colleagues?

Of course, because they are unique opportunities and experiences!!!!