NORWAY A UNIQUE STUDENT EXPERIENCE.

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  • Alex Hoyt, United States of America

    At home, I heard legends of the glorious quality of living and social equality in the lands of the frigid north. While it is not as frigid as I expected, I can certainly see how Norway consistently rates as one of the best countries in the world to live.

  • Anju Mehta, Japan

    "Both Norwegians and Japanese are polite and a bit shy, and very friendly when you start talking to them."

  • Arnaud Lefrançois, France

    The professors are open-minded and ask for our opinion in order to know how they should teach their courses.

  • Ayano Koike, Japan

    "Hopefully this will lead to a job within importing and promoting Scandinavian art and design in Japan."

  • Bastian Funke, Germany

    "The professors in Norway were a lot more interested in the success of their students than I am used to."

  • Beatriz Sanz Sebastian, Spain

    "The scenery was impressive"

  • Betty Blischke, Germany

    "I was surprised by the big modern library, and by the free access to the internet and to computers in every building."

  • Brigitte Hassold, Germany

    I study Geography, so I felt quite drawn to Norway because of its glaciers, fjords, mountains and long coastline.

  • Carrie Anderson, Canada

    “People in Bergen and staff at the university were always friendly and helpful.”

  • Cecilie Rindom Kristensen, Denmark

    "You can bring home what you’ve learned and use it in the future."

  • Christian Knoblauch, Germany

    "I can only say: sleep is for the weak! If you spend only 1 semester abroad, and there is so much offered by the university and the country, you need to make the most of it and try to do as much as possible in the short time that you spend abroad."

  • Desalegn Keba Dheressa, Ethiopia

    Norway is a nice place to study. The peaceful learning environment and security is very attractive

  • Edwin Wuadom Warden Woode , Ghana

    “Student life in Norway is simply worth experiencing. Facilities, fun, respect and wonderful sites make studies interesting.”

  • Elisa Untermann, Germany

    NHH is a very good university with an active student life.

  • Eva-Maria Steinhauser, Germany

    Norway has great nature!

  • Evaldo Junior, Brazil

    Norway gave me the best days of my life! Thousands of kilometers away from my country, I still felt at home.

  • Flavie Pepion, France

    If you have the opportunity to study in Norway, don't question yourself, just go!

  • Florian Louis, France

    "I wanted to discover Norway for its high level of education and welfare."

  • Friederike Volk, Germany

    "My very nice student colleagues made the stay extraordinary."

  • Gagan Chhabra , India

    “Norway has welcomed me, I feel privileged and honored.”

  • Gero Richard Böthig, Germany

    “In my spare time, I spent a lot more time outdoors than in Germany because there was so much to see. I went hiking every weekend."

  • Graham C. Taylor, Canada

    In terms of academic benefits, I have gained a new appreciation to self-guided study. The opportunity to prove to oneself and keep you accountable to your own desires of studying is a breath of fresh air.

  • Hallie Exall, United States of America

    The small size of the university was beneficial for small classes and a different teaching experience.

  • Ivan Moroz Ferreira , Brazil

    “Norwegian people are really helpful with international students; they do their best to help people from abroad. "

  • James Pearlman, Australia

    I wanted to experience a climate completely different (almost literally the opposite of Australia!), learn a new language, become immersed in a new culture and breathe in the spectacular landscapes that Norway is so renowned for.

  • Jane Schubert , Germany

    “I felt very accepted by the Norwegians and the Erasmus community. The fact that everyone speaks English makes it very easy to communicate and feel accepted"

  • Jiawei Li, China

    "Particularly, there is one friend, we talk everyday even now that I am back in China. When I look back now, studying in Norway was very mind-changing for me."

  • Jiemeng Zhou, China

    “There is a very open academic atmosphere. If you have questions, you can contact professors through emails and arrange a meeting."

  • Kiki Meyer, Netherlands

    'I know that I always will look back at the time I had here with a smile on my face.'

  • Laurens Meijer, Netherlands

    "I was surprised to see how outdoor life and sports are so important to Norwegians."

  • Lindsay Ringer , United States of America

    The science and development studies courses offered at UMB looked interesting to me. I talked to one of my professors who had studied in Norway and he convinced me to come.

  • Loveness Nelson Maganda, Tanzania, United Republic of

    I have learned that social work is not about sitting in the office, rather it's all about outreach and reality.

  • Marcela Silva Oliveira, Brazil

    “I plan to apply for jobs and stay in Norway a bit more after my studies are finished. I want to make more of my Norwegian experience than the student life."

  • Marco Schlenker, Germany

    "In my opinion the study system in Norway is optimal for international students. The Academic Support and the University-wide student mentoring system are a great help. These factors make sure you are prepared for the final exams."

  • Mario Ortega Cela, Spain

    In general the people is great. Before I came everybody kept telling me that Norwegians are cold, but everybody is so nice and helpful. I don´t have any complaints.

  • Mary Edward, Ghana

    "Studying in Norway has introduced me to more practical sessions than l had in my home country.”

  • Mengling Xu, China

    "The main reasons for choosing Norway were the safe living environment and nice nature."

  • Michael Pietzsch , Germany

    “Together with friends I traveled to Tromsø where we saw the Northern Lights and went dog sledging. Awesome experience!”

  • Michaela Richter, Germany

    You spend much less time sitting in lectures and have to read lot more on your own. This was a new experience for me, but I really like this system.

  • Mona Anita Olsen, United States of America

    I had fantastic experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom.

  • Muhammad Arif, Pakistan

    I believe that for intellectual advancement there are certain prerequisites like good quality of life, peace and tolerance in the society and society’s academic ranking. Norway has been consistently performing well on all these parameters, therefore I opted for Norway.

  • Paul Erhard, Germany

    "I already have recommended studying in Norway at my home university."

  • Pengyu Zhu , China

    “I imagined Norway with lovely people, competitive education and beautiful nature. Norway never disappointed me.”

  • Rita Rabi, Hungary

    I gained invaluable experience which enables me to work with people from different countries and cultures

  • Rodrigo dos Santos Lara, Brazil

    "I worked as Vice-President of Erasmus Student Network Molde and this completely changed my time there."

  • Samantha Frace, United States of America

    “Maybe because I had this idea that everything in Norway is great, everything actually was great. It was even better that I expected.”

  • Samuel Smith, United Kingdom

    “A favorite personal experience would be when a group of us rented two cars and took a road trip up to Ålesund and the rest of the Western fjord area.”

  • Sara Christopher, Canada

    “The best thing about Norway? The people and the beauty of the country.”

  • Sebastian Menze, Germany

    My programme is unique in its constellation and offers many possibilities to study marine ecology from the biological and physical side. Next to this, the many research institutes settled in Bergen attracted me.

  • Sheng Ye, China

    “Before I came here I thought winter in Norway would be long and really cold, but actually it’s not as cold as in my home town.”

  • Sheylla Lima Souza, Brazil

    There are excellent universities in Norway, which could help me acquire new academic knowledge within my field (Engineering).

  • Sintija Dzelme, Latvia

    “The University of Oslo is very well organized and innovative. As my department was small, it was very easy to reach the staff and discuss all issues concerning my studies."

  • Sophie Logario , France

    "If I should characterize the Norwegian academic system, I would use two words: autonomy and investment."

  • Stephanie Zühlke, Germany

    "The main reason for choosing Norway was on the one hand the very good reputation of the Norwegian Health Care System and on the other hand my personal interest in the country, society, culture and language."

  • Tan Chuanxi, Singapore

    "Frankly speaking, I expected everyone in Norway to look like the Nordic Vikings."

  • Thole Jedicke, Germany

    "I actually suggest letting you drift away by the calm life, the surroundings and the friendly attitude of the Norwegian people."

  • Thomas Carlyle Minetto Vilarinho, Brazil

    The professors are very open and are very accessible. The students here have more autonomy on how they control their study time, as there are less exams and mandatory assignments than in Brazil.

  • Wen Hua, China

    I pictured Norway as a beautiful and peaceful country. I was right.

  • Will Burt, Canada

    As I'm a part of an exchange program Norway was chosen for me, but I chose to come here because the fjords of Norway are something I have always wanted to see.

  • Winfried Hoke, Austria

    I could choose between Bergen and Oslo. Oslo was picked for me, and I am really glad. Oslo has so much to offer!

  • Xiang Yu, China

    “To make friends with Norwegians, sometimes you need to take initiative.”

  • Ymke Jense, Netherlands

    "The relationship between students and teachers is different. In Norway you talk to your teachers like they are your friends".

  • Zhixian Bao, China

    "I am currently trying to find job in Norway. I hope I can stay longer in Norway."

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