Fátima Vaca García, a Business Administration student, is studying for a semester at the Universidad Mayor de Chile and tells us about her experience.

When you entered Uni did you know there were international programs?
Yes, I remember when I entered Uni they mentioned it to me.

Did you think you would go live and study abroad in your first semester?
No, I hadn't thought about it until I applied for the scholarship.

Have you ever lived or studied outside of Mexico before?
No, this was my first international experience.

What prompted or motivated you to study in another country?
Learning about another culture and above all the experience of being away from home and my comfort zone.

Why did you decide to study in that country?
For recommendations and to learn more about South America.

How did you feel when you arrived in the new country?
I felt a little homesick since it would be the first time I would be away from home for so long, but I was very excited to live this experience.

How have you been received at the university where you arrived?
Incredibly, since I applied to the university they were very attentive to my whole process, they were always very kind and willing to solve any doubt I had.

What will you miss most about Mexico?
Definitely the food.

What about the Uni?
The modality of the classes and the way of grading.

What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far in this experience?
Make new friends that without this experience I would never have met, and that in the end became my family.

And the hardest part?
Housing, from the moment I arrived, was a problem, but in the end I learned from that and now it's funny.

What do you expect as a person and as a professional from this program?
Acquire knowledge that I might not have had in Mexico.

Do you recommend these opportunities provided by Uni to your colleagues?
Completely, it makes you change your perspective, see Mexico from another point of view and open new horizons both personally and professionally.