Interview with Juan Carlos Gallegos Cárdenas, Global Business student and winner of the Uni scholarship to study at Hallym University in South Korea.

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

I did know, but I did not know in detail what they consisted of and what the exchange process was like.

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

I wasn't really sure but for me it was an illusion to be able to study abroad.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

Before coming here I had the opportunity to participate in Trep Camp, another Uni program in the city of San Diego California where I stayed for three weeks, but I never spent more time out of the country.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

I was very motivated to learn about another culture, meet people from other countries and appreciate the beauty of another country.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

I decided to study in South Korea because I wanted a challenge, where I could get to know another culture totally different from the Mexican one and practice my English.

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

I was in awe of the friendly and respectful people of South Korea. But I was also very curious about the cuisine and the way people lived together.

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

I have been very well received, all the people are very friendly and always willing to help me if I have any problems.

What will you miss most about Mexico?

I miss my family and my girlfriend very much but also the food.

What about the Uni?

To my classmates and the environment of the Uni.

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

For me, the most exciting thing has been to be able to visit the modern parts such as financial centers and very tall buildings. And also the old parts like temples and palaces in the company of my friends.

And the hardest part?

The most difficult thing has been the language. It is very complicated to read in Korean.

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

I hope to be more open to different cultures and different ways of thinking. I also think this experience will give me an insight into how I can do business with people from different cultures.

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

Of course I recommend these types of opportunities but I recommend that you always try to go the extra mile and go for the hardest.

Thank you very much UNI!