Gerardo Pallais, UFM student, at the Universidad Católica de Chile

Gerardo Pallais, Senior student of Economics with a minor in finance and Business Administration with a minor in Marketing, at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, is at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile participating in an interchange program thanks to an agreement that this university has with the UFM’s Economic Sciences School.

“Of the four courses I am taking, two are from the post degree program and they are very challenging.  I am taking the courses Macroeconomic Topics, Public Finances, Competitive Strategy Topics and Political Economic Seminar.  The last two are given by the MBA director of PUC’s Business School, Jorge Tarziján, and the President of Chile’s Central Bank, Vittorio Corbo, respectively”, told Pallais, who is also ex president of the Students Association of the FCE.

“It has really been a unique and unforgettable experience; not only to study abroad, in a country with a great economic development, but because the experiences that opportunities like this one give you.  You learn and realize that there are several ways of thinking and that many of them can be adapted to Guatemala.  The experience of having teachers that are prestigious economists is one of the things I like the most; besides sharing the program with other 500 foreign students that come to the Católica”, he added.

“Even though it is hard to adapt to new things at first, I realize that the education at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín has nothing to envy other prestigious universities like this one.  And something very important to mention is that being abroad you realize that the UFM campus is one of the best, not only for its beauty, but in technology”, Pallais concluded.