Our student Armando Stefanon Nieto, student of Industrial Engineering and Administration at the University of Celaya and winner of the Uni Scholarship for a stay at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PURCS), Brazil, shares with us more about this incredible opportunity.

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

 Yes, that was one of the reasons I sought out Uni.

When you entered your career, did you think you would go to live and study abroad?

The truth is that I wasn't sure I didn't believe that by applying I would win it.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?

 No, this was the first time I left the country.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

 Meeting people from all over the world, making friends and knowing what it is like to be an exchange student. to be an exchange student.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

 This was my my second choice, however I chose Brazil because of the fame it has for all the nature found there. nature that is found there.

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

 I felt a lot of excitement and intrigue, always with the open thought that everything would be different but I would like it, I knew I would have to make new friends, integrate into the classrooms etc., I didn't know how easy it would be to do it. Oh and I also felt nervous about the language.

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

 I think they gave us the best I think they gave us the best treatment that could be given, there were many workshops that not only served us to learn the not only helped us to learn the basics needed to be there but also to make new friends. to make new friends.

What will you miss most about Mexico?

 The food!!!! And obviously the family.

What about the Uni?

The colleagues, the system to which one is already accustomed.

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

Traveling with new friends from different countries with different thoughts, sharing all the experiences experiences, and also the effort to understand all the classes and communicate when I had to do anything alone. communicating when I had to do anything alone.

And the hardest part?

 Getting used to to living without the food in Mexico, the schedules and the weather.

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

 I believe that I have I have made many relationships with people from other countries who would welcome me into their homes as well as their homes as well as me in mine, that has changed the way I see things, I have learned about the different ways of thinking of others different ways of thinking of others, I learned about some topics of my career that have a lot of work to do in this I learned about some subjects of my career that have a lot of work in this country and in others. It made me strive to learn another language and reminded me how important English is. English is. I think all this gives me new professional skills as well as higher expectations for my life. greater expectations for my life.

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

I highly recommend it, I think it is a necessary experience to grow, all students can take advantage of it. All the agreements, support, scholarships and programs that Uni has, I think, is what gives us the greatest advantage over other universities, so you have to take advantage of them to the end.

Thank you UNI!