In this moment I am living a great opportunity; probably one of the best times of my life. I am studying abroad in Europe (in Spain). And when I say this I do not mean to say that education is better in one place or the other, but just by thinking about the fact of being in another continent; with a different culture and abundant world perspectives...that brings me a new panorama of the globe itself and with this, of my career.
When I think about it I know I am one of the lucky Mexican, and in general Latin American students, who got a scholarship or a grant and with this, I am being able to have a once in a life time experience.
I believe that scholarship and financial opportunities for students to attend school/University in different countries are a very important incentive in order to create a multicultural understanding and I would affirm with this, create a better world.
Picture taken from myglobaleducation.com
An accurate example about this subject would be Fundacion Carolina in Spain, who give financial opportunities to Latin American students in order to “promote and support cultural relations and an educational cooperation between Spain and Iberoamerican nations”.
How important is learning and studying abroad for a student? It is common for EU students to travel and study within Europe, but how about spending some time in a developing world University? Would this be able to open a new perspective about the developing world?
(Andrea Arzaba. June 2010)