Omar Ulises is a student of Tourism and completed a semester 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 entered the Uni.

Did you think you would go to live and study abroad?

Yes, I thought so..... but I didn't think it would be at this time.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?


What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

I was interested in learning about another culture and I saw a very good opportunity to study in another country.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

The culture was very similar to Mexico's and it was the country I had yet to see in Latin America that I was interested in.

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

I was very excited.I was very excited, very motivated and eager to get to know everything.

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

Everyone was very kind and attentive.Sarah, who is in charge of internationalization here at UPB, was there to answer any questions I had.

What will you miss most about Mexico?

Undoubtedly its food.

What about the Uni?

My group and the way we conducted the classes, here at UPB the way of evaluation is very different.

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

I don't have a specific one because there were many, but meeting wonderful people, sharing with different cultures and knowing how important interculturality is.

Of course traveling within Colombia and falling more and more in love with that country.

And the hardest part?

It may sound silly but it takes me a while to get used to the food.

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

Of course I grew as a person, and the experiences were what taught me the most, I take many ideas applied to my career for Mexico.

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

Totally, thank you for this opportunity!!!!!