Astrid was awarded the Uni scholarship to study a semester of her Bachelor's degree in International Business at South China Business College.

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

Yes, I noticed it since I was in UNI high school.

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

No, although it was one of my goals, I saw it as a long way off.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

No, I had only been to summer school in the United States as a child.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

Getting to know other cultures, as well as living with people of different ideologies.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

Because China is a huge country, it has all climates, it is advancing rapidly in technology and has great possibilities for economic growth, and it is opening up more and more to the world every day.

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

Uncertainty, a bit of fear, excitement and at the same time questions about my adaptation in that country.

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

Very well, we were welcomed at the airport by the university, so we didn't struggle to get there. When we had any doubts we could go to the internationalization department and they tried to help us.

What will you miss most about Mexico?

To my family, sleeping in my bed, the stability that being a daughter of a family gives me.

What about the Uni?

To my friends, teachers, to UNI and to the system they use, since here there are no midterms but final exams.

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

  • First of all, the size of the university is enormous.
  • To have tried new and very tasty things.
  • Meeting Russian, Chinese, Korean friends and building a closer relationship with my fellow travelers who eventually became like family to me.
  • Travel to the capital and other cities.
  • Attend a Chinese wedding with all its traditions.

And the hardest part?

Getting sick and not knowing who to turn to, but my friends helped me every step of the way.

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

To be a better person, to value what we have and we don't realize it until we are far away. As a professional, to learn more every day wherever we are.

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

Of course, it is a unique experience that is worth knowing and living, but it will never be the same if we are told about it as if we were living it.

Thank you very much for this unforgettable experience!