Thanks to the International Student Mobility program promoted by Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Anuar Sebastián Hernández González, a student of the Faculty of Accounting and Administration in the Torreón Regional Campus, was accepted to study during the winter semester (from September 2021 to February 2022) at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany.
At the age of 22 Anuar Hernández is studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Trade and Customs at FCA Torreón and is an outstanding student with 97 GPA. He is also the first student in his Faculty to be selected for an international exchange program in this German institution, where he will take classes in hybrid-attendance mode.
The main challenge he faced was bear the costs for the travel expenses, insurance, visa and lodging, so during the summer vacation, he worked to fulfill the dream of studying one semester in another country, rasing funds through multiple activities such as teaching Mandarin Chinese, martial arts for children, youth and adults, as well as alternative therapies and massages.
“The UAdeC support for international student mobility was cut by the federation, so I used the budget assigned to me for travel expenses, I also requested financial support and work with the different services that I offer. I requested support from businessmen, politicians and organizations in La Laguna, managing to collect almost 180 thousand pesos, ”said the student.
In this sense, Anuar Hernandez thanked all the people who supported him for the expenses and the General Coordination of International Relations of UAdeC for the accompaniment and management in the procedures, the homologation of the subjects and the economic support.
“I feel fortunate to have been selected as one of the students who will be able to carry out the international academic stay in spite of the pandemic, I consider that studying in another country is an opportunity to grow professionally and personally in addition to learning about other cultures,” he said.
The student from the Torreon Regional Campus, who will leave Mexico on, September 12, added that he would like to do his professional internship in the European country at the end of his ninth semester, “I want to inspire the university students who want to achieve their goals. I know that sometimes money, fear or insecurities can be an impediment, but if we set on the goal, everything is possible, because with perseverance and the support of people who believe in us, our dreams can materialize,” said Anuar Hernandez.