Why was it challenging to start a PhD coming from Peru?

I want to make you aware that doing a PhD is challenging, but not only because is academically arduous. Five years ago, I moved 6000 kilometres away from my family, friends, and systems of rest. These supported me to perform at my best during my years at Universidad Nacional de IngenierĂ­a, and all of the sudden they were gone. These systems of support were running silently in the backdrop, and is now my goal to bring awareness to this not so talked topic.

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