What are the main reasons for choosing Norway as your study destination?
I love travelling and think it’s a nice opportunity to combine travelling with studying, and to try something new. Also I think it’s nice to meet other international students. I chose Norway, because I’ve heard they are good in physiotherapy. I am doing practice here because I prefer a country where I understand the language and have the opportunity to communicate with the patients and have my own patients.
Where do you study and why did you choose this institution?
I had a short theory part at Høgskolen i Bergen (Bergen University College). This institution cooperates with my home university, which is why I came here. Now, during my practice, I’m at Kysthospitalet i Hagavik.
What was your idea about Norway before you arrived and did you find the impression to be true?
I have been on vacation in Norway a few times, so I knew the country. There is also Three Norwegians in my class in Denmark, who have told me about their home country. So I imagined Norway pretty much as Denmark, just a bit more expensive and with more beautiful nature.
Compared to your country, what are the main differences when it comes to student life in Norway?
The language, some traditions and the time of meals are almost the only significant differences from Denmark. The school, practice, exam and culture are much the same.
What is the most important academic outcome of your time as a student in Norway?
The most important academic outcome is the practice. Kysthospitalet i Hagavik is a hospital specialized in orthopaedic surgery, so during my stay here, I hopefully will get very specialized in this group of patients and operations.
Are there any personal experiences as a student in Norway you would highlight?
As a student I have already, now half way during my stay, developed myself as a person. I have learned a lot and tested a lot of boundaries. In my spare time I have explored the Norwegian nature, which has given me a lot of experiences and memories.
Would you recommend studying in Norway to students at your home university?
Yes absolutely. It is a very good experience and yet it’s not too different from Denmark, so you can bring home what you’ve learned and use it in the future. And then it is a good break from a normal school routine and everyday life.
What are you doing now and what are your plans for the future?
I’m still doing my practice at the moment. In the future I’m going home to complete my education. However it is possible that I will return to Norway for a while.