May 02, 2022 15:06
From Mexico to Győr: "I became a more complete person at SZE"

"I didn't choose Győr, Győr chose me," says Rebeca Mendoza, who came to Széchenyi István University from Mexico in 2018. The graduate student, who currently lives and works in Budapest, speaks about the motivating power of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, the international student community in Győr and the cultural differences between the two countries.

It's 2018 when a Mexican girl decides to try her luck on the other side of the ocean in Europe. A few months later, after a successful admission procedure, she enrols in the Master's programme in Supply Chain Management at Széchenyi István University and soon finds herself in the hustle and bustle of Freshers' Week. In the blink of an eye, it's the summer of 2020 and she's graduating as an economist in Győr. We jump in time again, this time to the present. Rebeca Mendoza lives and works in Budapest as a sustainability consultant at Schneider Electric.

"I have to admit that from Mexico, when you think of Europe, Hungary is not the first country that comes to mind. It's London or Paris that springs to mind. I wanted to go to Sweden or the Netherlands first, but I didn't get a scholarship there, but I did in Hungary, which was important for me. I think that the Stipendium Hungaricum programme is one of the best that non-European students can get," she said, explaining her decision.

To read the full article about the story of Rebeca Mendoza, visit the university website here!

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