What were your main reasons for choosing Norway?
“I’ve always wanted to visit the Nordic countries and to experience their modern societies and unique natural and cultural heritages. Bergen was one of my possible destinations. When I Iooked up some photos of the city, I instantly knew I would like to live there!”
Where did you study and why did you choose this institution?
“I studied at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen. NHH offered suitable courses for my studies. I read some Erasmus reports by former students, and they all praised the city and the school. I also found Norway and the city to be beautiful and the school to be of high-standard. I should also mention that since the autumn semester starts in August in Norway, I was able to return early and do my exams at my home university in Hungary. Currently I am doing my masters in logistics management at Corvinus University of Budapest.”
What was your idea about Norway before you arrived and did you find the impression to be true?
“Before I came to Norway I had the following preconceptions: The country is beautiful, the living standard is high, the level of education is high and everything is very expensive. All this turned out to be true!”
Compared to your country, what are the main differences when it comes to student life?
“I did not find any big difference between Hungary and Norway, though the student life at NHH is more active. The welcome week program was really impressive, and during the year there are lots of events organized for international students. NHH also has numerous student organizations. On the other hand, my home city of Budapest does offer more entertainment opportunities for students.”
What is the most important academic outcome of your time as a student in Norway?
“My English skills were much improved. I also had the opportunity to learn Norwegian. I gained invaluable experience which enables me to work with people from different countries and cultures. Furthermore, I was able to do a course which is directly linked to my master thesis topic.”
Are there any personal experiences as a student in Norway you would highlight?
“I met lot of people from different cultures and made many friends. A couple of weeks ago some friends visited me in Budapest. I had a wonderful time in Norway, and was able to travel a lot. I also had the opportunity to visit Iceland and Lapland (area in the Northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula). I will never forget these experiences.”
Would you recommend studying in Norway?
“Yes, definitely! The education was of really high standard and I generally learned lot. NHH is a really international university and offers some courses that are of exceptional quality, in particular the energy courses.”
What are you doing now and what are your plans for the future?
“I’m back at my home university and about to finish my master program. After graduation I would like to go abroad for a couple of years and gain international work experience.”