• Good friends enjoying the Norwegian summer


- What was your idea about Norway before you arrived?
A rich and modern country, not only because of your oil resources but also because of your well-developed social care system, well-educated people, in general a society with a great future. I think.

- What are the main differences from your country when it comes to your life as a student?
In Spain when you finish high school is not that common to go to another town to continue your studies. We have small universities in almost every city, so usually a Spanish student will stay at home during the university studies. It’s not like the rest of Europe, that you have two or three main universities specialised in one area (like the NTNU) in the whole country. So is not that usual to live in a “Studentby” in Spain.

- In your opinion, what is the most important academic outcome for you as an international student in Norway?
I will improve my English, the ability to work in group, the ability to do PowerPoint presentations in English and in-depth knowledge from the four subjects that I’ve been attending.

- What about the personal outcome? Are there any experiences you would like to highlight?
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.
- What do you miss the most when you are away from your country?
The sun and the food!

- In your opinion, why is it important to have a study abroad experience?
It gives you a wider view of the world. If you stay in your neighbourhood forever you will miss a lot of experiences.

- What are your future plans?
I´m thinking of continuing with my studies after I finish my master this year. I would like to do a post-graduated course in renewable energies, maybe in Norway or in another Scandinavian country.

18 September 2008