I am a post-doctoral fellow. Education has opened up many opportunities for my personal and intellectual growth. Education exposes us to different views and teaches us how to think critically and outside of frames we have inherited through our family upbringing or primary education and socialization. It has allowed me to meet many inspiring people, friends and colleagues and has vastly expanded my horizons. I would like for women to be ambitious and confident and aspire beyond what is expected of them within their narrow social and local environments. I would like to share her experience of building a career in higher education abroad and encourage Macedonian women to nourish their intellectual curiosity and talent and engage and collaborate with colleagues and peers from abroad with confidence.