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Nathalia Barba

Nathalia Barba

My name is Nathalia Barba. I am from Mexico. I had the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange program in this area before deciding to study here and I fell in love with the DMV. Northern Virginia/DMV is world class diverse area that has lots to offer, from museums, culture, and history in a safe environment. Before choosing VIU I took courses and classes in other schools and there’s no comparison with the atmosphere that VIU has, embracing and celebrating every culture that is part of the institution. I have three main reasons why I chose VIU:

First, location, location, location; you have DC and Arlington a 20-25 minutes drive away, NY a 4 hours road trip and Boston a 1-hour flight away. Second, the price; as an international student, your personal finance is extremely important and having the opportunity to have an affordable education is vital. The last reason is the professors; having people from all over the world teaching you, sharing their personal and professional experiences who understand your situation as an immigrant is priceless, professors in VIU really care about the relationship they develop with their students, becoming your mentors/friends to help and support you succeed.

In this globalized economy, the chance of learning and experiencing other cultures from your classmates and professors helps you to have the advantage to work on any industry. My MBA is going to help to reach my professional goals and develop and grow my own business. Thank you, VIU!

Nathalia Barba
Master of Business Administration