Could you tell us the main reasons for choosing Norway as your study destination?

“Norway ranks high in World Development reports and its known for it’s tertiary education. So when I had the chance and spoke to past students, it was easy to choose Norway.”

Why did you choose the institution you are at?

“Because of the course content and the virtual approach of studies which is quite unique and resourceful.” 

What was your idea about Norway before you arrived?

“A country of extreme weather conditions and calm citizens.”

Which are the main differences from your country when it comes to your life as a student?

“Availability and access to educational facilities is very different. Also, it’s interesting how lecturers here are more of equals than superiors. Life in class is so liberal.”

In your opinion, what is the most important academic outcome as an international student in Norway?

“The exposure to different cultural experiences in an academic environment has been enriching. My way of perceiving the world has changed.”

Are there any personal experiences as a foreign student in Norway you would highlight?

“The language has been a big issue, without it, you feel limited sometimes. But the good thing is, more than 90 percent of the Norwegians I meet can express themselves well in English, which is welcoming.”

 What would you tell students from your country about university life in Norway?

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

 What do you miss the most when you are away from your country?

“I miss my local Ghanaian dishes, especially banku. Sometimes, I miss the warm weather too.”

 In your opinion, what is the most important outcome of being an international student?

“Global exposure.”

What are you doing now?

“I am studying at UiA”

 What are your future plans?

“Acquire knowledge, return home after studies and help my motherland.”

27 May 2015