Alejandro Paz won the Uni scholarship to study at Hallym University in South Korea, here he tells us his impressions:

When you entered Uni did you know there were international programs?
I had a vague idea that they existed, but I was not really informed.

Did you think you would go live and study abroad in your first semester?
I had never imagined it, it was a huge and pleasant surprise.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?
No, only visited for short periods of time.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?
What drove me the most was the desire to learn more and to live new and different experiences.

Why did you decide to study in that country?
Because it is a completely different country in terms of culture, customs and language, I wanted a challenge, something that would take me out of my comfort zone. I also wanted to learn about the country, to acquire strategies on how we could improve.

How did you feel when you arrived in the new country?
Very scared and confused, the letters were different and didn't make sense at first, people were talking to each other and nothing sounded familiar. I didn't know where I should go or what to do.

How have you been received at the university where you arrived?
I have been very well received, made to feel at home and accepted along the way. Whenever I have a question or need help they are always there for me.

What will you miss most about Mexico?
What I will miss most are my friends and family.

What about the Uni?
My teachers!

What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far in this experience?
To explore and learn from a culture, country and language that I had not experienced.

And the hardest part?
Language, it becomes difficult to guide you and so on when the deeper explanations come in a language you don't understand.

What do you expect as a person and as a professional from this program?
I hope to learn all the good things that make this country have progressed so much in such a short time and bring it to Mexico to improve, I hope this experience will help me to be able to work better in a team with different people and even work with people from different parts of the world.

Do you recommend these opportunities provided by Uni to your colleagues?
Of course, I recommend them 100%, in my opinion we should all experience studying abroad before graduating.