Thanks to the Uni Scholarships, our student María Núñez from the Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, had the opportunity to make an international stay at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. Madrid, Spain.

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

Yes, it was always one of my goals to enter this program.

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

I was not sure I would do it, but I was working since high school and college to be a candidate and meet all the requirements to travel abroad. This program was one of the main reasons why I decided to study at the University, so I was very excited to participate.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?


Whaté what prompted or motivated you to study in another country?

Learning about other cultures and sharing experiences, knowledge and experiences. In addition to learning to live alone and grow personally and professionally.

Why did you decide to study in that country?

Because Madrid has one of the best universities for my career so getting into UFV was very important for me.

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

Fear, uncertainty but above all a lot of excitement and happiness to begin a new stage of learning many new things and starting from scratch in another place.

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

Very well, the truth is that the program and the international students of UFV, provide you with many tools to make your adaptation process a little easier. I didn't expect such a good reception, but the truth is that you can see a lot of effort in the area and they are very nice and kind to the students.

What will you miss most about Mexico and UNI?

My family, friends and food. 

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

Feeling that you are already adapted; that you have made friends, that you have learned to live on your own, that you have adapted to your university and classmates and that you know how to move around the city. I learned that although for some it is something "everyday" to be able to walk the streets without any concern and without fear, it is actually a luxury and a privilege that is priceless. I really enjoyed being able to move around the city at any time without being afraid and feeling free. Unfortunately it is such a simple activity that in Celaya is something that we can no longer do without fear, and Madrid allowed me to do it and I am very grateful for that.

And the hardest part?

 The pandemic and the adaptation process.

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

  That when I get home I will be a more mature person with new knowledge that I can share with my colleagues, friends and family.

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

Yes, it is an opportunity for personal and professional growth that should not be missed, and I believe it is an experience that you will have for the rest of your life.