Studying abroad means nonstop cultural exchange
Having the opportunity to study abroad is an opportunity for wide-ranging, nonstop cultural exchange. That, in itself, is extremely enriching.
France has always been in the forefront of many disciplines, and that's also true in the area of human rights.
As the cradle of the rights of man, France has had a very interesting history. Its experience in this area, developed over several centuries, have helped me think about new approaches to the protection of human rights in my own country.
I decided to pursue an interdisciplinary Master, which allowed me, in addition to specializing in an area of my choice, to prepare for an eventual doctoral degree. My choice of where to apply was influenced above all by the content of the programs and the prestige of the university. That's why I chose to enroll in a research-oriented two-year master's program in human rights at Université Lumière Lyon 2. At the end of the program I wrote a thesis that won first prize in an open competition sponsored by the city of Lyon for essays relating to human rights.
The opportunity to study in France enabled me to widen my horizons in every direction—to grow personally, to appreciate the richness of other cultures (and simultaneously to better understand and appreciate my own), to engage in intercultural dialog, to conceive of new theoretical approaches and positions, to improve my French, and, above all, to forge strong bonds with the people I met in France.
Given my predilection for research and an academic career, this master's degree was crucial. But my plans would not have been realized without the support of Campus France in Mexico, which helped me consider various educational and financial options and to choose the one that most closely matched my goals.