Name: Ian Cisneros Villegas
Home country: Mexico
Programme: BSc in Data Science for Business
The first big challenge was due to completing my education in Mexico. I needed an extra year of high school education because the system in Norway requires it. The second big challenge was that my bachelor's degree was going to be taken entirely in English. Even though I had English proficiency, I didn't feel completely confident. And the third big challenge is that I wanted to move to one of the best countries to live in. But, studying and living in a culture completely different from mine caused me great uncertainty.
The fact that I could not have direct access to BI. Due to missing a year of high school, coupled with uncertainties. Caused by being in a different environment made it difficult for me to study at BI.
Luckily, I discovered the Pathway Programme BI offers in collaboration with Jönköping University. When I read about the programme. I realized that it would help me to fulfil the requirements I was missing. I decided to check it out. Undoubtedly, studying the Pathway Programme was the best decision I have ever made. It is the reason why I find myself at BI fulfilling my dreams.