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Looking for equal chances to learn

Last year, I was selected to intern at a big project in Germany and I could not take part of it since I needed to get a special visa and the waiting time was too long. I was very disappointed because I was really looking forward to participate in this project and the only reason why I could not go was that I did not have a working permit. In addition, I have applied to other jobs and projects in Europe (since my study focus was Europe) but the employers always seem to face visa issues because of my nationality. I wish that in the future this will not be an obstacle to take more opportunities in Europe.


Samia Barud

Home - Mexico
Destination - Germany
Type of visa - Long term
Topic - Long waiting times

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