Zaira Rivera, from Digital Design, tells us how she wanted to broaden her vision and was able to achieve it thanks to the Uni scholarships.

When you entered Uni did you know there were international programs?
Yes, I knew they had these programs and it is part of what I liked about Uni.

Did you think you would go live and study abroad in your first semester?
I had wanted something like this all along but was too afraid to do it.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?
I had never had this experience before, the whole time I was close to home.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?
I wanted to have a global vision and not just look from a fixed point, but to complete panoramas at a global level.

Why did you decide to study in that country?
I was struck by the level that the country of Chile has in America.

How did you feel when you arrived in the new country?
I felt very confused as if I was afraid, you arrive in a country that even though it is your own language they have idioms that you do not understand, the food is totally different from what we have in my country.

How have you been received at the university where you arrived?
Wonderfully, I have friends not partners, people that I will have to leave because we are all from different countries.

What will you miss most about Mexico?
From Mexico its food and my loved ones

What about the Uni?
From Uni everything, my university now I check that it has a very good level because everyone liked my work.

What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far in this experience?
I think going to the end of the world, visiting the Paine towers and almost touching the south pole is magical, you really feel alive when you see such beautiful landscapes that even seem photoshopped, but no, they are there and they are real.

And the hardest part?
The most difficult part was the lodging. We had to stay with friends from Monterrey for 3 days because we ran out of an apartment.

What do you expect as a person and as a professional from this program?
As a person I think I have changed a lot, the person who took the plane to Chile is not the same person who returns to Mexico. I feel very confident, eager to do things and with new ideas for my career, new design influences.

Do you recommend these opportunities provided by Uni to your colleagues?
If you should all live an experience like this, believe me, these are things that you will never regret in life.