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									Study ABROAD
 Issue No. 25, January 2004                                     www.studyabroad.dk                            International Education Magazine




                                                         Uddannelse uden
                                                      Grænser to Copenhagen                                                                  Ginger
                                                     ■From 5 to 7 February,
                                                     Copenhagen’s Forum
                                                                                tions of the fair run in
                                                                                Aalborg and Fredericia
                                                                                                            international education.
                                                                                                            Cirius will be present to
                                                                                                                                            Cooquis
                                                     will open its doors to     each year.                  answer general queries      ■The Centre Culturel
                                                     the second edition of                                  about studying abroad.      Suédois in the Marais
                                                     Uddannelse uden            ■Despite the fact that a                                has not yet developed


Hooked on Prague
■Moa Lindell is really     had an internship at
                                                     Grænser in the Danish
                                                     capital. With more than
                                                     200 exhibitors and a
                                                     visiting crowd of 16,000
                                                     last year, Uddannelse
                                                                                special international
                                                                                education fair was held
                                                                                in Copenhagen in late
                                                                                autumn last year, the
                                                                                international section of
                                                                                                            ■The fair is held on 5, 6
                                                                                                            and 7 February at the
                                                                                                            Forum in Frederiks-
                                                                                                            berg. Opening hours
                                                                                                            are:
                                                                                                                                        into an ethno-centric
                                                                                                                                        hangout for Swedish
                                                                                                                                        students in Paris. For
                                                                                                                                        Karl Sörenson, howev-
                                                                                                                                        er, it serves as a pleas-
addicted to Prague and     the Swedish embassy.      Uden Grænser is by far     Uddannelse Uden             Thursday 5: 9am-4pm         ant reminder of Swe-
central European cul-      But her way into the      the largest education      Grænser will hosts          Friday 6: 9am-4pm           dish educational tradi-
ture. She has been here    city was not obvious      fair in Denmark. It cov-   about 20 exhibitors         Saturday 7: 10am-4pm        tions when the profes-
for longer periods a few   from the beginning.       ers all education from     from eight countries, as      Entrance is free.         sors at La Sorbonne
times before, when she                               folkehojskoler to voca-    well as a number of                                     appear too stiff and
studied at a language      Page 27                   tional schools and uni-    Danish institutions that                           ■    old-fashioned.
school and when she                                  versities. Smaller edi-    are active in the field of    See also page 3 - 5                           Page 11




                                                                                   Down
                                                                                   to the
                                                                                    real
                                                                                   Africa
                                                                                ■Programmes with
                                                                                theory in Sweden and
                                                                                field studies in a fo-
                                                                                reign country are get-
                                                                                ting increasingly popu-
                                                                                lar these days and


A buzz that’s unbelievable                                                      Österlens Folkhögskola
                                                                                has become a popular
                                                                                choice. Erika Rubin
                                                                                (20) is looking forward
                                                                                to swapping the winter
■Antti Olkinuora (29),     and now has a difficult    he is most enthusiastic    cold of southern of
has just completed an      decision to make:         about.                     Sweden for equatorial
MBA at Instituto de        return to Finland, move                              Uganda.
Empresa (IE) in Madrid     into Europe, or do what    Page 10
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                                                               The ultimate Beachelor
                                                                                                                                                                control. Josef thinks that
      Published by:                                                                                                                                             reputation is a bit mislea-
                                                                                                                                                                ding though. “Most people
                                                                                                                                                                at Santa Barbara are just
                                                                                                                                                                normal average Joe stu-
                                                                                                                                                                dents. The real big diffe-
                                                                                                                                                                rence is: they all have a
                                                                                                                                                                surfboard strapped to their
                                                                                                                                                                bikes.”
Forlaget KSI A/S
Faendediget 1 A, 2.
                                                                                                                                                                ■It should come as no
P.O. Box 293,
DK 4600 Koege
                                                                                                                                                                surprise that Santa Barba-
Denmark                                                                                                                                                         ra’s reputation incorporates
Phone: +45 56 27 64 44                                                                                                                                          a sky-high ‘party factor’.
Fax: +45 56 27 65 29                                                                                                                                            Josef cannot deny he wit-
E-mail: study-abroad@ksi.dk                                                                                                                                     nessed a fair share of par-
                                                                                                                                                                tying, but again he says this
Publisher:
                                                                                                                                                                is only part of the truth. “I
Kim S. Ingwersen
                                                                                                                                                                can confirm that there are
Editors:                                                                                                                                                        huge parties by the beach
Ard Jongsma                                                                                                                                                     every weekend,” Josef says -
Phone: +45 46 40 48 43                                                                                                                                          a big grin emerging on his
E-mail: ard@ksi.dk                                                                                                                                              face. “But this is also un-
Hans Bredahl                                                                                                                                                    derstandable because there
Phone: +45 56 27 64 44
                                                                                                                                                                isn’t much else to do
E-mail: hans@ksi.dk
                                                                                                                                                                around the school. With the
Reporters:                                                                                                                                                      campus located in an old
Study Abroad has corres-                                                                                                                                        surf town about 15 kilome-
pondents in Australia,                                                                                                                                          tres north of Santa Barbara
Canada, Denmark, Fin-                                                                                                                                           itself, there isn’t much to
land, France, Germany,                                                                                                                                          do besides organising your
Ireland, Italy, the Nether-
                                                                                                                                                                own parties – and, well,
lands, New Zealand,
Norway, Russia, Spain,                                                                                                                                          studying of course. At UC
Sweden, Switzerland, the                                                                                                                                        Santa Barbara, Josef found
UK and the US.                                                                                                                                                  the perfect location for his
Additional proofreading                                                                                                                                         university exchange. A
for this issue: Gordon                                                                                                                                          school by the sea where he
Torbet.                       by Oscar Berger,              shorts and flip-flops hol-    UC Santa Barbara.               lifestyle at the school. “I           could combine lectures
                              Stockholm                     ding surfboards under their                                   had heard stories about               held by Nobel Prize win-
Advertisements:
Forlaget KSI A/S                                            arms. Rather confused I ask   ■University of California,      some other Californian                ning professors with wild
Faendediget 1 A,2.            ■Swedish political scien-     him if he hadn’t brought      Santa Barbara, is the school    universities being all about          partying on the beach and
P.o. Box 293,                 ce student Josef Lannemyr     the wrong pictures – maybe    where one can study topics      studying 24 hours a day,              surfing among wild
DK 4600 Koege                 shows pictures from his       these are from a holiday in   such as sea kayaking and        seven days a week. I wanted           dolphins.
Denmark
                              year studying abroad. All I   Thailand or perhaps           sailing. Situated right on      a good school but with a
Phone: +45 56 27 64 44
Fax: +45 56 27 65 29          can see are exceptionally     Australia. But no, they are   the US Pacific coastline,       more relaxed atmosphere,”             ■“With few existing di-
Jacob Porse                   tanned people wearing         all from his year spent at    the campus offers every-        says Josef.                           stractions, Santa Barbara is
Peter Bosteen                                                                             thing from a private ‘surf-                                           not only a party school but
Kim S. Ingwersen                                                                          point beach’ to bungalow        ■Santa Barbara is in-                 also a school where people
Erik Nörager                                                                              beachside living à la Beverly   deed quite the opposite and           really take time to study,”
Website:                                                                                  Hills 90210.                    has the reputation to go              Josef explains. “The tempo
www.studyabroad.dk                                                                                                        with it. Not only is it               is much higher than back
                                                                                          ■Born and raised in the         known as a laidback place,            home in Sweden. There is
Repro:                                                                                    interior parts of Sweden,       it is also supposedly the             more to read, there are
FGM Repro                                                                                 Josef gave in to his long       school where well-off kids            more classes, more tests
Print:                                                                                    time desire to live some-       from Los Angeles are sent             and exams. A whole lot of
DAT                                                                                       where close to the sea when     by their parents. They can            planning goes into dividing
                                                                                          considering the location of     then live the crazy student           the time between the hours
Distribution in                                                                           his university exchange.        life all American kids want           on the beach on the one
Denmark,                                                                                  Another important factor        to experience, but still be           hand, and taking care of
Sweden, Norway,                                                                           contributing to the choice      close enough for their pa-            school on the other.”
Finland and                                                                               of Santa Barbara was the        rents to feel that they are in                                      ■
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             Why visit a fair?
                                                                                        stad about the impor-               ■Again: ask, ask, ask.                that last option out of
                                                                                        tance of home recogni-              Talk to people at diffe-              sight: to do nothing
                                                                                        tion of foreign degrees -           rent stands, even if you              with it at all. You don’t
                                                                                        read it!) Establish your            are not sure they repre-              come to a fair to make
                                                                                        budget and see if it will           sent a place you want                 up your mind. You
by Ard Jongsma, editor                                                                  get you where you want              to go. Learn about                    come to a fair to learn
Study Abroad                pages produced by a        a specific country, de-          to go. If not, drop the             yourself by talking to                more about yourself in
■While virtual access to    marketing consultant       cide what part of the            thought or find additi-             others. Drink loads of                the world around you.
information on educati-     who may have never         country you want to be.          onal funding. In the ar-            coffee - tea if your sto-             You don’t have to leave
on opportunities is bet-    studied or taught a        Find out what univer-            ticle on MBA studies in             mach is not up to it.                 the doors with decisions
ter than ever before,       single hour at the place   sities there are, what           Spain on page 10, Antti             Return and ask again -                made and application
education fairs are a ra-   he or she is writing       they are good at,                Olkinuora says that you             the very same stupid                  forms signed. But a fair
pidly growing pheno-        about.                     whether they can satis-          cannot afford worrying              question if needed.                   is the best - by far -
menon around the                                       fy your reasons for              about money on his                  These people have been                opportunity you will
world. There’s some-        ■Fairs are an excellent    choosing this particular         programme. That could               paid beforehand, they                 get this year to do so
thing odd about that.       supplement to the          country, and whether or          have been said by any-              don’t need your money                 much sifting so effici-
With the advance of the     wealth of information      not their degrees are            one and could apply to              for their advice. It’s                ently. Don’t lose your
Internet, the whole         you can find on the        worth coming home                any programme. Again,               there for you to grab                 brains, you’ll need them
world of education is       Web. The two sources       with. (On pages 6 and 7          narrow down your                    and for you to decide                 while you’re studying.
only a few mouse clicks     are an excellent combo.    of this issue of Study           search.                             whether you are going                 But don’t miss this
away. The Internet was      Do your homework           Abroad you will find an                                              to do anything with it                opportunity either. Be
one of those few areas      before you visit a fair.   article by Anneli Råde-          Now visit a fair.                   or not. And don’t lose                there!                  ■
where business follow-      Make the basic decisi-
ed suit with education -    ons; depending on your
not the other way           motivation for
around. If a university     studying, these would
isn’t solidly represented   be either what you
on the web, chances are     want to study, or where
it’s not a university       you want to study.
where you would ever
                                                                                                                                College of Applied Science
like to study.              ■If you decide to go for
                                                                                                                                              > Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel and
                            a particular field of
                                                                                                                                                Restaurant Management
■So why do an increa-       study, find newsgroups
                                                                                                                                              > Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operations
sing number of univer-      and discussion boards
                                                                                                                                              SSH Swiss School of Hotel and Tourism Management
sities invest so heavily    on the Web where stu-
in representation at        dents share experiences,                                                                            Höhere Fachschule
fairs? And why do an        read what they have to                                                                                            > Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice HF
increasing number of        say and interact - ask,                                                                                             Dipl. Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF
                                                                                                                                              HTF Hotel- und Touristikfachschule
students take the time      ask, ask. Find others
to visit them? Because,     who have studied the
before anything else,       same, ask branch pro-                                                                               Degree and Certificate Programs
education is about con-     fessionals or union re-                                                                                           > Executive MBA Master of Business
tact between people. If     presentatives in the                                                                                                Administration in
the chemistry between       business you would like                                                                                             > Tourism Management

people isn’t right, the     to be employed in. Get                                                                                              > Leadership and Ethics
                                                                                                                                                > Aviation Management
chances they’ll learn       credentials from the
                                                                                                                                              > Executive BBA Bachelor of Business
anything at all from        wealth of places avail-
                                                                                                                                                Administration in Hospitality and
each other are slim. Of     able. Establish your
                                                                                                                                                Tourism Management
course, friendly staff at   budget and decide how
                                                                                                                                              Degree Programs in association with the HTW
a fair stand are no gua-    far you want to go, both                                                                                          Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Chur
rantee that you will        geographically and                                                                                                (University of Applied Sciences Chur) as well as
thrive at the university    financially. Narrow                                                                                               other Swiss and international partner institutions

of your choice, but         down your search.
                                                                                                                              SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality
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     videregående uddannelser – også selvom du godt ved hvad du interesserer dig for?
                  Du ved egentlig godt ved hvad din ønskeuddannelse er,
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           På tværgående oplæg kan du hente inspiration om ligheder og forskelle på
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                                                          Forum, København 5. - 7. februar 2004




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Udstillere                 Stand nr.          Udstillere                 Stand nr.          Udstillere               Stand nr.
 Rejser, Udlandsophold                        Campus Helsingborg -                          Høgskolen i Stavanger (N)        619
                                               Lunds Universitet (S)           612          Lunds Tekniska Högskola (S)      614
Dansk Studiecenter               501
                                              Cavilam (F)                      126          MBA Maastricht Hotel
EF Education                     504
                                              CCI Renaissance School in                      Management School (NL)          607
Eurostudy International          502
                                               Italy (I)                       605          NHTV Breda University (NL)       606
Goethe Instituttet               503
                                              CIRIUS                           601          Physiotherapy Eindhoven (NL)     609
InterSprog                       505
                                              EDU Danmark                      615          SSTH - Swiss School of
Service og Co Guideskole         501
                                              European Commision (EU)          601           Tourism and Hospitality
                                              Henan Keda Specialization                      Management (CH)                 611
 Internationale udstillere
                                               University (CN)                 603          The Hague School of European
BI Norwegian School of                        Hotel Institute Montreux (CH)    620           Studies (NL)                    621
 Management (N)                  610          Hotelschool the Hague (NL)       613          Zhengzhou Education Forein
                                                                                             Communication Sercice (CN)      602
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 6                                                                                                            Study ABROAD
           Getting recognition for your efforts abroad
by Anneli Rådestad,
Stockholm                                          abroad? For a semester                        degree or all of it? Take                                                              health insurance, visa
■Do you want to study                              or a year? Part of your                       the chance! It will be                                                                 expenses, literature, li-
                                                                                                 an unforgettable expe-                                                                 ving expenses, and trips
                                                                                                 rience but make sure to                                                                back and forth? Look
                                                                                                 plan ahead. There are                                                                  into scholarships at the
                                                                                                 many different ways to                                                                 university and in your
          Study in Canberra                                                                      study abroad: as part of
                                                                                                 an exchange program-
                                                                                                                                                                                        local community. If you
                                                                                                                                                                                        live in Sweden and
                                                                                                 me or as a ’freemover’ -                                                               want to take a student
          Australia’s National                                                                   with the freedom as                                                                    loan you should inform
                                                                                                 well as the re-                                                                        yourself about the re-
          Capital                                                                                sponsibility to arrange
                                                                                                 everything by yourself.
                                                                                                                                                                                        quirements at Centrala
                                                                                                                                                                                        Studiestödsnämnden,
                                                                                                                                                                                        CSN. CSN can be found
                                                                                                 ■The advantage of an                                                                   on the web at:
                                                                                                 exchange programme is                                                                  <www.csn.se>. CSN
                                                                                                 that you can count your                                                                gives scholarships and
          Study in a safe and modern                                                             credits from abroad as                                                                 loans for high school
          city for a semester, a year or                                                         part of your degree at                                                                 studies as well as
          for the duration of your degree                                                        the home university.                                                                   university studies but
                                                                                                 You do not have to pay                                                                 getting CSN funding is
          and improve your English language                                                      a tuition fee and you                                                                  not a guarantee that
          skills in a friendly, supportive                                                       receive a lot of help                                                                  your studies abroad
          environment.                                                                           from the exchange co-                                                                  will be recognised in
                                                                                                 ordinators. Erasmus                                                                    Sweden. Language stu-
                                                                                                 and Nordplus are ex-                                                                   dies for example will
          View our full course listing at
                                                                                                 change programmes                                                                      give you the right to
          www.canberra.edu.au
                                                                                                 that most Scandinavian                                                                 loans but the credits
          or make an on-line enquiry                                                             universities participate    your university or            not be stated often          abroad will not neces-
          international@canberra.edu.au                                                          in. Several universities    check out your univer-        enough: find out before-      sarily be accepted at
                                                                                                 also have their own         sity’s Web pages where        hand whether your stu-       the university. Your
                                                                                                 agreements with uni-        this information is           dies are recognised or       experience abroad,
          UNIVERSITY                                     OF          CANBERRA                    versities all around the    usually found.                not!                         however, will probably
                                                                                                 world. Talk to the                                                                     be priceless.
          Australian Government Registered Higher Education Provider #00212K(UC)                 international office at      ■Arranging your own           ■If you are interested
                                                                                                                             studies abroad will give      in continuing your edu-      ■Danish students
                                                                                                                             you a lot of freedom but      cation when you return       should turn to SU-Sty-
                                                                                                                             also guaranteed head-         home make sure to con-       relsen at <www.su.dk>,
                                                                                                                             aches. First, think           tact a university in         Norwegians find their
                                                                                                                             about what it is that at-     Scandinavia before you       information from Låne-
                                                                                                                             tracts you abroad – is it     leave. Depending on the      kassen at
                                                                                                                             the studies or is it so-      education system in the      <www.lanekassen.no>.
            Study in the heart of London                                                                                     mething else altogether?
                                                                                                                             Try to find as much in-
                                                                                                                                                           country you will visit, it
                                                                                                                                                           might be difficult to
                                                                                                                                                                                        Finnish students can
                                                                                                                                                                                        find good advice from
                                                                                                                             formation as possible         continue with a masters      CIMO’s new web site
            The University of Westminster has an                                                                             about the educational         or a PhD without a           Maailmalle at
            excellent reputation for quality of teaching                                                                     system, visa require-         Scandinavian under-          <www.maailmalle.net>.
            and is a leader in many areas of                                                                                 ments, tuition fees and       graduate degree. You
            research. We provide courses at                                                                                  whether or not the            might find yourself           ■Ida Strasser (26) and
            foundation, Bachelors, Masters and PhD                                                                           school is accredited in       stuck between two            Noomi Weinryb (23),
            levels in a wide range of subjects.                                                                              its own country. Even if      systems.                     are both freemovers.
                                                                                                                             it is accredited, it is not                                They organised
                                                                                                                             certain that your degree      ■Next, try to estimate a     everything around their
            The European Study Abroad programme,
                                                                                                                             or course results will be     budget for your studies.     studies abroad by
            supported by a dedicated study abroad
                                                                                                                             recognised at home. The       How much do you need         themselves. They both
            unit, enables EU students to spend a                                                                             importance of this can-       to pay in tuition fees,      came back satisfied: Ida
            semester or a whole academic year
            studying our courses alongside UK and
            international students.

            Two new programmes have also been launched:
            ●       European Study Abroad London and China
            ●       European Study Abroad London and Australia
            Students can study at Westminster for one semester then
            one semester in either China or Australia.

            Westminster also offers a study abroad programme for
            international students, and students who wish to improve
            their English may choose to enrol on one of our English
            courses.

             See our representatives at the conference, or
             email international-office@wmin.ac.uk
             telephone +44 (0)20 7911 5769
                                                                                   Educating for professional life
                                                                     Study ABROAD                                                                                                     7

with a finished degree      had a problem with my        to go through with it            of a second Swedish                    worth of credits for my         mester is. The transla-
from England and           foreign degree on the        but maybe I will one             degree. I contacted the                studies in Italy,” says         tion also requires an
Noomi with part of a       job market but it would      day,” says Ida.                  theatre department at                  Noomi, who now is               official transcript of
potential Swedish          be difficult for me to                                         Stockholm University                   enrolled in a theatre           your grades and as
degree.                    continue studying in         ■Noomi studies at the            and talked to the aca-                 course at Stockholm             much information as
                           Sweden.”                     Stockholm School of              demic advisor who                      University.                     possible about the
■Ida is from Stockholm                                  Economics. A year into           agreed to accept my                                                    courses you studied.
and fell in love with a    ■It is difficult to get       her studies she wanted           credits on certain con-                ■If you want to get a
man from Oxford. After     Ida’s degree recognised      to try something                 ditions,” says Noomi.                  full degree or part of a        ■If you do not get all of
three years at Oxford      by a Swedish                 different. She wanted                                                   degree translated into          your courses validated
Brookes she returned to    university. Despite all      to learn a new language          ■Noomi had to send the                 Swedish, contact Hög-           by your home univer-
Stockholm with a BA in     promises made to other       and study abroad. She            department a copy of                   skoleverket,                    sity, remember that it
publishing and history     European countries           had studied French in            her grades together                    (<www.hsv.se>) or the           has nothing to do with
of arts. She knew no-      through the Bologna          high school but did not          with a translation from                university you want to          how your degree will be
thing about the British    process, there is still no   want to go to France.            Italian to English of her              study at. Make sure to          appreciated when you
educational system         recognised Swedish           Then she came across             literature lists and                   collect information             look for jobs. Most
when she entered the       equivalent to the            an application folder            course curricula. She                  about the foreign               employers regard in-
university but was         bachelor’s degree as a       for a summer course in           could only have the                    university’s scale of           ternational experience
pleased when, three        foundation for conti-        Italian for beginners at         credits transferred if                 grades, a definition of          as a great advantage.
years later, she finished   nued studies, such as a      Stockholm University.            she continued to study                 what ‘fulltime studies’                                   ■
school with a degree in    master’s or a PhD. Ida       A few months later               at the Department of                   means at the university,
her hand. “The British     needs a Swedish              Noomi enrolled in a              Theatre at Stockholm                   and how long each se-
system runs smoothly,”     Fil.kand. to enter a         film and theatre course           University. “It was a bit
she says. “I started       higher level of studies.     at Padova University in          of a hassle to gather the
school one day and         “I went to Stockholm         Italy. “One day it struck        information and all the
woke up three years        university to get my         me that I could count            signatures but in the
later with an academic     degree translated but it     my Italian credits in            end I received almost a
title but the system is    is messy to translate my     film and theatre as part          full Swedish semester
very different from the
Swedish. I have never
                           studies. I have not yet
                           been interested enough
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      A capitol internship in the US
                                                                                                                                                                     got the internships. So
                                                                                                                                                                     the best merit isn’t to
                                                                                                                                                                     have studied economics,
                                                                                                                                                                     but rather to be able to
                                                                                                                                                                     talk to other members
by Anna Isacson,                       central Chamber of                         Young Professionals        Henrik comments: “The                                   in a positive way.”
Washington                             Commerce is directed                       where interns, who of-     miniscule premises and
                                       primarily towards the                      ten arrive in Washing-     the scarce staff make                                   ■Summing up, Henrik
■The Swedish-Ameri-                    other chambers.                            ton all on their own,      the personal chemistry                                  advises: “This sort of
can Chambers of Com-                                                              meet up. Apart from the    between us at the                                       unpaid internship is
merce of the United                    ■“While interns at                         social events with them    Chamber of Commerce                                     costly in both time and
States of America is a                 other placements orga-                     I celebrated Midsum-       really important.” Most                                 money. I would strongly
wet dream for all Swe-                 nised cocktail parties,                    mer’s Eve at the am-       of the staff members                                    recommend interested
dish graduates hunting                 midsummer feasts or                        bassador’s residence       run their own business-                                 students to carefully
for a competitive CV.                  sent economical analy-                     and got an exclusive       es and assist the Cham-                                 consider if the experi-
But whereas the name                   ses home to Sweden,                        tour around the White      ber of Commerce on the                                  ence, CV references,
rings of fancy mingling                our job was a bit more                     House by an acquain-       side. As the chamber is     University in Sweden        and letters of recom-
around the premises of                 introspective and di-                      tance in the Secret Ser-   not supposed to make a      and a previous college      mendation are worth it,
power, it was Henrik                   stant – to call all 5,000                  vice.”                     profit, salaries are kept   year in the US. “When       as you don’t get any
Lindblom’s down-to-                    members to invite them                                                modest. The interns         we started to recruit the   practical experience to
earth and reliable                     to a convention held in                    ■The dress code at the     work for the experience     next group of interns, I    supplement your educa-
attitude, rather than his              Uppsala, Sweden. That                      chambers was the cu-       so they don’t get paid at   asked why I had been        tion. You should also
prestigious academic                   we interns got to run all                  stomary dark suit but      all and are expected to     chosen. Apparently, I       investigate the specific
merits, that got him the               the administration                         towards the end of the     support their own li-       appeared to be down-        Chamber of Commerce
internship.                            related to this made it                    stay, when temperatures    ving and housing costs,     to-earth and reliable,      that you apply to as the
                                       resemble pretty normal                     were soaring, shirt        as well as finding their    thus capable of doing a     quality of the chambers
■The Swedish Chamber                   office work,” says Hen-                    sleeves or even shorts     own place to stay. “I       good job. So exaggera-      differs.”
of Commerce in Wash-                   rik. They often work                       were acceptable – just     found my accommoda-         ting your CV is clearly
ington, at which Henrik                long hours, discipline is                  as long as the State       tion through a distant      not a wise choice to get    ■For information on
was one of two interns,                strict and the work is                     Department wasn’t on       contact who was rela-       this internship,” com-      internships at the
is the main American                   expected to be done                        its way.                   ted to this defence at-     ments Henrik. The           Swedish-American
office with 18 other                   swiftly and efficiently.                                              torney who just hap-        Chamber of Commerce         Chambers of Commerce
Swedish Chambers of                                                               ■The Swedish Chamber       pened to have a spare       does rather look for        of the United States of
Commerce found else-                   ■Even so, to experience                    of Commerce is located     bedroom for me,” says       outward people who          America (as its name
where in the US. Whe-                  Washington outside of-                     in Alexandria, a suburb    Henrik.                     like marketing as that      reads in full) try visi-
reas the local chambers                fice hours proved as                       to Washington. Four                                    is the purpose of the       ting their official web
focus on external con-                 awesome as one might                       people are employed in     ■Among Henrik’s me-         main office. “This          site at <www.sacc-
tacts with the business                expect. “There is an                       the small office, of       rits is an MSc degree in    autumn a technical          usa.org>.
world, the work of the                 organisation called                        which two are interns.     economics from Lund         physician and a teacher                            ■




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                                                   The other side of Africa
                                                                                                                                                              kes place at the Islamic           her studies at a univer-
                                                                                                                                                              University in Mbale in             sity. But she is not sure
                                                                                                                                                              Uganda. Here the group             yet about what she
                                                                                                                                                              attends lectures held by           would like to study.
                                                                                                                                                              local professors and               “I’m interested in deve-
                                                                      ■She says that her ima-      ‘Original Population’                                      staff.                             lopment issues and I
by Fredrik Svenningsson,                                              ge of Africa has chan-       programme that inclu-                                                                         hope that this course
Malmø                                                                 ged since she started        des field studies in Ha-                                   ■It is the mix between             will give me a hint
■After one semester of                                                this education and that      waii. There is also an                                     practice and academic              about how I can conti-
preparations, students                                                she hopes it will change     Eastern Europe and                                         theory that makes the              nue in this field,” she
enrolled in the Africa                                                even more during the         Central Asia program-                                      education at Østerlens             says.
programme at Østerlens                                                four months there. “The      me at the school, offe-                                    Folkhøgskola unique.                                                 ■
Folkhøgskola take off                                                 common view here in          ring field studies in                                      After finishing the pro-
for four months of stu-                                               Sweden is that it’s only     that region.                                               gramme Erika Rubin
dies in Uganda and                                                    poverty and war on the                                                                  considers continuing
neighbouring countries.                                               whole of the continent.      ■What all programmes
Erika Rubin is 20 years                                               But there are other si-      have in common and
old and one of the stu-                                               des to it and I’m look-      what sets them apart
dents with the                                                        ing forward to seeing        from most of the other
programme. At the                                                     these sides.”                programmes focusing
moment she and the                                                                                 on developing countries
rest of the class are                                                 ■Programmes like the         is that Østerlens Folk-
making final pre-                                                     one in Tomelilla, with       høgskola co-operates
parations before their                                                theory in Sweden and         with the universities in   think that it’s a good
journey. She is looking                                               field studies in a fo-       Lund and Gothenburg.       start of a university
forward to swapping                                                   reign country, are           That makes it possible     education but it’s also a
the winter cold of To-                                                mushrooming these            for its students to get    great intermediate plat-
melilla in the south of                                               days and Østerlens           20 academic credits (30    form for those who
Sweden for equatorial                                                 Folkhøgskola has             ECTS credits) and not      have been studying at a
Uganda. “I have just                                                  become a popular             only a non-academic        university for a while
realised that we are                                                  choice. It has three         certificate. For Erika     and want to take a
going there. Then it is                                               different programmes in      Rubin that was of vital    break from academic
for real,” she says. “It’s                                            developing countries.        importance when she        studies.”
a great opportunity to                                                                             chose the course. “The
see the real Africa. And                                              ■Except from the one         demands on us are the      ■The class spends al-
it’s going to be exiting                                              in Africa, the school        same as on the univer-     most the entire spring
to see if my theoretic                                                has a South Asia pro-        sity students but we       semester at different
knowledge works in                                                    gramme that partially        have much more prac-       places in northern and
practice.”                                                            takes place in India and     tical work on top of       central Africa. The bulk
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                                                                                                                                                           proaches to each case.
                                                                                                                                                           The following lectures
                                                                                                                                                           explore the case study
                                                                                                                                                           in greater detail.
                                                                                                                                                           Following a brief boca-
by Paul Rigg, Madrid                                                                                                                                       dillo (baguette sand-
                            Everyone thought it        not ready to live abroad                                                                            wich) lunch, Antti nor-
                            was a very attractive      at that time,” he ex-                                                                               mally works with his
■Antti Olkinuora (29),      proposal,” he says. “It    plains.                                                                                             smaller project group
has just completed an       is very exciting.”                                                                                                             until 6pm. He then re-
MBA at Instituto de                                    ■When Antti finished                                                                                 turns home and studies
Empresa (IE) in Ma-         ■Whichever way Antti       his degree he was snap-                                                                             until 1am. “The length
drid, and now has a dif-    decides to jump follow-    ped up by FIM Asset                                                                                 of the day was surpri-
ficult decision to make:     ing the MBA in Spain,      Management in Helsin-                                                                               sing to me even though
return to the company       it seems that his future   ki to become a stock                                                                                I was prepared for a lot
he enjoyed working for      looks bright. “I have      market analyst and co-                                                                              of study,” says Antti.
in Finland, take a job at   wanted to have an in-      portfolio manager of                                                                                “It certainly trains you
a top company in Eu-        ternational career ever    mutual funds. After                                                                                 to work hard.”
rope, or do what he is      since I can remember,”     three years of work he
most enthusiastic about     he recalls. While at       was rewarded with a                                                                                 ■At 30,000 Euros a
– set up his own busi-      school in Espoo he took    sponsorship to study an                                                                             year, the fees are not
ness offering financial      every opportunity to go    MBA abroad. He chose                                                                                cheap and Antti advises
advice to Scandina-         abroad, but in spite of    IE partly because its                                                                               that you make sure you
vians in the south of       getting a chance to stu-   MBA had been ranked                                                                                 have sufficient money
Spain. “The MBA has         dy Economics in Eng-       no.1 in Europe by the                                                                               before taking this type
let me test out my idea     land, he chose the Uni-    Economist Intelligence                                                                              of course. He says that
on other students.          versity of Vaasa. “I was   Unit. But more impor-                                                                               rents are higher in Ma-
                                                       tantly he wanted to                     ture and learn the               of the door and I am in    drid than in Helsinki
                                                       study in an internatio-                 language. And the IE is          a street full of people,   and you can’t afford to
                                                       nal environment, ex-                    located near the centre          bars and restaurants.      be worrying about mo-
                                                       perience Spanish cul-                   of the city. “I walk out         There is a buzz here       ney while on the course.
                                                                                                                                that is unbelievable,”     It can also be difficult
                                                                                                                                he says. “It is totally    finding work in Spain

                                                         Open your mind                                                         different from Finland.”   as employers often
                                                                                                                                                           expect you to speak the
                                                                                                                                ■The MBA takes fifteen      language perfectly.
                                                            to a whole new world                                                months, including an
                                                           At the University of Teesside there’s a whole new world of
                                                                                                                                introductory term ‘to      ■Nonetheless Antti has
                                                          opportunities waiting to be discovered. All you have to do is
                                                                       open your mind. We can offer you:                        level people up’. The      no regrets. “The quality
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                                                                                                                                a series of case studies   is far higher than I
                                                                                                                                based on the idea of       could have received in
                                                                                     Scholarships
                                                                                                                                entrepreneurship –         Finland and the me-
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                                                                  new international students and a low cost of living
                                                                                                                                something which Antti      thods they use are
                                                                      English language and study skills support
                                                                                                                                was not sure about at      much more practical,”
                                                                                                                                first, but now sees as      he says. “I have learnt
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                                                                                                                                on a case study. He says   he concludes. “It’s in-
                                                                                                                                the teams normally         credible.”
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Ginger cookies in a wintry Marais
                                                                                                             openings. I follow ideas   Paris. For Karl, how-
                                                                                                             from conception to         ever, it serves as a plea-
                                                                                                             completion,” says Karl.    sant reminder of Swe-
                                                                                                                                        dish educational tradi-
                                                                                                             ■CCS main target audi-     tions when the profes-
                                                                                                             ence is not Scandinavi-    sors at La Sorbonne
by Anneli Rådestad, Paris
                            ■The Centre Culturel                                                             ans, but rather cultu-     appear too stiff and
                            Suédois is also a pro-                                                           rally interested Parisi-   old-fashioned.
■Winter has taken over      duct of the Swedish-                                                             ans. With exhibitors,
Paris. The boulevards       French connection. Its                                                           such as Swedish Design     ■“A university pro-
are strung with Christ-     history begins in the                                                            and Absolut Vodka, or      fessor in France relates
mas lights and decora-      1960s when the now                                                               Swedish movie week-        to his class like an of-
tions. The Swedish café     popular Marais quar-                                                             ends with productions      ficer to his army,” says
is serving ginger coo-      ters were still shady                                                            by Ingmar Bergman          Karl and smiles. “What
kies and saffron buns to    and run-down. The                                                                and Lukas Moodysson,       is nice here though, is
an appreciative clien-      French minister of cul-                                                          CCS promotes some of       that the attitude to-
tele. In the midst of it    ture André Malraux                                                               the greatest things        wards the humanities is
all sits Karl Sörenson,     made an agreement                                                                Sweden has to offer.       so different from at ho-
25, from Stockholm. He      with the Swedish go-                                                                                        me. In Sweden people
studies philosophy at       vernment. The Swedish                                                            ■“The French are a bit     ask me why I study
La Sorbonne and works       Foreign Ministry could                                                           like the Americans         philosophy as if I were
at the Centre Culturel      use the beautiful house                                                          when it comes to know-     throwing away my life
Suédois.                    and garden on 11 rue                                                             ledge of cultures outsi-   on something incompre-
                            Payenne if they would                                                            de their own borders. I    hensible. Here I never
■“Sweden and France         pay for the renovation                                                           am often asked naive       have to explain what I
have always had strong      of it. The Swedish Cul-                                                          questions about the        study, nor who
connections. King Gu-       tural Center moved in                                                            Scandinavian traditi-      fundamental thinkers
stav III used the well-     in 1971 and is now run                                                           ons. I think the Parisi-   are, such as Descartes,”
known French architect      by the Swedish Institu-                                                          ans are more attracted     says Karl.
Louis-Jean Desprez on       te. It was the first of its                                                       to CCS’ quality produc-
several Swedish buil-       kind to provide infor-                                                           tions than to Scan-        ■Centre Culturel
ding projects. Today,       mation about Swedish                                                             dinavia as such,” says     Suédois can be visited
Sweden has the French       culture abroad.                                                                  Karl.                      at 11 rue Payenne in
Bernadottes on the roy-                                                                                                                 the fourth arrondis-
al throne. My personal      ■“I wanted to work                                                               ■CCS has, despite its      sement or virtually at
connection with France      while studying and was                                                           cosy café and many         <www.si.se>.
was established when I      attracted by the inter-                                                          happenings, not yet                                  ■
lived here as a child,”     national environment at      manages to do an awful     thing: from building     developed into an
says Karl.                  the centre. It is a small    lot on a small budget. I   exhibition foundations   ethnocentric hangout
                            but creative place that      help out with every-       to serving wine at       for Swedish students in
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          Bangkok by accident
                                                                                              – a lucky shot
                                                                                                   by Oscar Berger, Bangkok
                                                                                                                                        the heart of the bustling     class, we could ask the     the interaction between
                                                                                                                                        Asian city – is con-          professors about things     the two groups interes-
    FOR AN ENRICHING EDUCATIONAL &
                                                                                                   ■Some people seem to                 sidered one of the best       that would otherwise be     ting – as well as deman-
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE, CONSIDER IRELAND:
                                                                                                   just end up in the best              in the country. A diver-      difficult to ask without     ding! I got a bit tired of
     •    A young, lively and friendly European country                                            of places by accident.               se set of teachers is         insulting the local         all the fashion talk
     •    English speaking
     •    Long established reputation for educational excellence                                   Isabelle Alhström, 24,               used as tutors at the         students.”                  from time to time,” Isa-
     •    Rich in tradition and history                                                            from Sweden is clearly               school. Some are from                                     belle says with a quick
     •    Full undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in all disciplines
     •    Academic year, semester and summer programmes available                                  one of them. After just              the private sector, while     ■Nonetheless, Isabelle      smile.
                                                                                                   a year of economic                   others are from local         preferred the courses in
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               info@educationireland.ie; www.educationireland.ie                                                                        cialties set up for fo-       political scientists and    Euros a month we got a
                                                                                                   ■The economics pro-                  reign students is the         economics view devel-       huge place with a pri-
                                                                                                   gramme (taught in Eng-               Thai Study Programme.         opment issues, has a        vate pool and a fantas-
                                                                                                   lish) at Thammasat                   The programme is an           highly segmented popu-      tic view of the city!”
                      Quality Education in an
                      Enriching Environment                                                        University – smack in                English-taught set of         lation. “The local stu-     Even so, she rarely tur-
                                                                                                                                        courses teaching inter-       dents at Thammasat          ned up at home before
                                                                                                                                        national students about       were often insanely         11pm. The city itself
                                                                                                                                        Thai culture, history,        wealthy,” explains Isa-     offered too much to not
                                                                                                                                        and the financial crises       belle. “The already         miss out on. “I’m
                                                                                                                                        of 1997. “I took a few        existing culture gap        usually one of those
                                                                                                                                        of those courses,” Isa-       was consequently en-        people who like to hang
                                                                                                                                        belle says, “and they         hanced by the fact that     out at home and chill,
                                                                                                                                        were great for getting        we, the international       so Bangkok shouldn’t
                                                                                                                                        to know the Thai way          students, lived very        really suit me that
                                                                                                                                        of life. Since we were        different lives from that   well,” Isabelle contem-
                                                                                                                                        only foreigners in the        of the locals. It made      plates. “Still, I just
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  times I got on the
                               •Spend the last year on an American campus in the USA                                                                                                              wrong bus,” Isabelle
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                                (optional) and obtain the BBA degree from                                                                                                                         almost cries out, her
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                                                                                                                                            A large selection of programs taught in English
                                Australia, China, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Mexico, UK, USA...                                                                                                   clearly showing. “But I
                                                                                                                                                                                                  finally got it right. At
                               •Admission :                                                                                                         A well known "art de vivre"
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the end I managed to
                                - First year : Baccalaureate, TOEFL or school English test,                                                                                                       squeeze in three or four
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  things during one day,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  in comparison to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  one day projects I went
                                                                                                                                             Denmark        www.amba-france.dk                    through at the begin-
                                The American Business School                                                                                 Finland        www.france.fi                         ning of the year. And
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by Oscar Berger, Montreal
                                          Tongue-twisting Montreal
                              experience what the                                                                        really a conscious choi-         what comfortable spea-
                              world had to offer from                                                                    ce; it just turned out           king both languages, so
■Imagine living and           very early on. Lund                                                                        that way.”                       it’s never really a pro-
studying in a foreign         University became his                                                                                                       blem when people
city with not one, but        academic home before                                                                       ■Although there is not           mix.”
two official foreign           he moved to Aix-en-                                                                        much mingling between
languages. Montreal in        Provence for French                                                                        the students at the two          ■The rest of Montreal
French speaking Que-          studies. After meeting a                                                                   major universities in            is, in many respects,
bec, Canada, is such a        group of inspiring                                                                         town – the Anglophone            much like the univer-
place; a city where           Canadians and a Cana-                                                                      McGill and the Franco-           sity itself. While there
bilingual people are          da loving Norwegian                                                                        phone Université de              are clearly some areas
almost as common as           girlfriend in the south                                                                    Montreal – C-G is con-           of the city where people
Swedes in Stockholm.          of France, Montreal                                                                        vinced that this is not          are less eager to speak
                              was the next stop on                                                                       because of a language            anything but their na-
■Carl-Gustaf Erixon,          this active young                                                                          barrier. “The student            tive tongue, getting by
25, known as C-G              Swede’s schedule. The                                                                      world in Montreal is             is easy as long as you
amongst his friends,          plan was to move in                                                                        truly bilingual,” he             speak one of the two.
currently spends a full       with two Francophone                                                                       says. ”There is a ten-           C-G, who is clearly
year taking culture           Canadians so he could                                                                      dency for students to            happy about his time
studies and politics at       further improve his                                                                        hang out with people             spent in the city, con-
McGill University. In a       French – something                                                                         that speak the same              cludes: “Montreal is
city where roughly 60%        that soon proved to be                                                                     language, but I believe          truly based on a kind of
of the population is          easier said than done.                                                                     this is primarily a result       pluralism rarely found
French speaking while         “Both of the guys I live                                                                   of one set of citizens of        elsewhere. People are
the rest prefer English,      with really want to                                                                        Montreal going to one            somewhat different and
he has quickly learnt         practice their English.                                                                    school and a second              speak different langua-
what it’s like to live in a   We started out speaking                                                                    going to the other.              ges – but it’s never a
place with more than          about 50-50, but soon                                                                      People within each               problem. That is why I
one native tongue.            everyone just realised                                                                     school - whether Anglo-          really love this city!”
                              that it’s more practical                                                                   phone, Francophone, or                                                   ■
■Growing up on a farm         to stick to one langua-                                                                    from overseas – all get
in the south of Sweden,       ge,” explains C-G.                an Anglophone univer-              spent speaking that   along just fine. Pretty
C-G wanted to see and         “Also, since McGill is            sity, most of my time is           language. It wasn’t   much everyone is some-




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    Training by design
by Fredrik Svenningsson,
Malmö
                                 me. Often she is not
                                 back from school until
                                                             hurry to get back to her
                                                             homework. She admits
                                 after 8pm and then it’s     that she sometimes
■Every weekday mor-              already his bedtime. “It    envies the students who
ning Nina Edvinsson              is hard, but he is now      live in Copenhagen.
catches the 6.30am               used to it and as long as   “They can take a break
train at Lund Central            he doesn’t fight with the    from the studies during
bound for Copenhagen.            others at the kin-          the day and do
She is not alone. These          dergarten I believe he is   something else and
days, a growing number           OK,” she says with a        come back to school in
of students make the             smile.                      the evening,” she says.
daily trip across the
Öresund Bridge. In               ■We meet at a trendy        ■She thought about
Nina’s case, she is              café in central Lund.       moving to Copenhagen
heading for Danmarks             The interior is made of     but as she lives with
Designskole where she            light wood and frosted      her boyfriend he would
studies textile design.          glass and Nina Edvins-      have had to commute to
                                 son looks intensely at      Sweden instead. “If I
■What makes it tough             its decoration. She has     hadn’t had a family it
for Nina is her five year         just been out shopping      would have been easier
old son waiting at ho-           for her son and is in a     to move but now I
                                                             prefer to stay where I
                                                             am. It’s not so easy to
                                                             spend a lot of time in
                                                             another country even if    of the most popular       dents cross the bridge     ■So why has Danmarks
                                                             Denmark is very similar    choices for Swedish       every day, and she says    Designskole become a
                                                             to Sweden,” she says.      exchange students and     that the ratio of Swedes   popular choice for
                                                                                        Nina is not the only      is about the same for      Swedes? One reason is
                                                             ■In the last few years     Swede in her class.       the whole school.          that it is the closest de-
    • high quality language courses                          Denmark has been one       Four of the fifteen stu-                              sign school to the Lund
    • all levels : beginning to advanced                                                                                                     and Malmö region in
    • standard and intensive courses                                                                                                         the southwest of Swe-
                                                                                                                                             den. But according to
                  • monthly activity calendar                                                                                                Nina that’s not all. For
                  • carefully-chosen accommodation                                                                                           some strange reason
                                                                                                                                             “students who are
Academic-Year, starting dates in September and January.                                                                                      accepted to Danmarks
                                                                                                                                             Designskole are often
                                                                                                                                             not accepted at the de-
                                                                                                                                             sign schools in Sweden,
                                                                                                                                             and vice versa,” she
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    Within reach: a European
                                                                                                                  predicts 1.5 million new                               energy producers. It is
                                                                                                                  biomass-related jobs by                                all within reach, only
                                                                                                                  2020. We have the                                      the Nordic element is
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by Bill Holdsworth,
Nijmegen                     come solar energy col-     countries were not all      link-ups through stu-
                             lectors.                   straight from university.   dent and subject ex-
■Climate change affects                                 A number have already       change. EUREC’s pro-
everybody. Levels of         ■In the rapidly ex-        worked in industry,         ject leader, Greg Ar-
carbon dioxide have ri-      panding European re-       such as Harold Leffert-     rowsmith was surprised
sen astronomically. The      newable energy indu-       stra, currently working     that no Scandinavian
1990s was the warmest        stry there is an urgent    as an environmental         students have enrolled
decade since records         demand for post-gradu-     advisor to government       for the current year.
began. In the lifetime of    ate trained specialist     agencies in Oslo. He        “Numbers have increa-
today’s students the         staff. While national      sees this course as a       sed to 36 people from
earth’s surface tempera-     universities are devel-    means to tie together       Ireland to Greece, and
ture may rise by 6o C.       oping subject-specific      the knowledge of as-        as far away as Nigeria,
Fortunately, our univer-     research and demon-        sessing international       Mexico, Canada and the
sities are taking steps to   stration programmes,       air, water and land         United States,” he said.
educate the next gene-       the European Renew-        pollution with new and      “Our master’s is unique
ration of renewable          able Energy Centres        radical technologies.       because we enable
energy specialists to        Agency (EUREC) in                                      people to refocus their               Study in America’s Heartland
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■The Danes were early        for its one-year multi-    master’s is international   our planet, and also to            Chicago or Minneapolis. We                        are great. Request our CD to
birds in finding safe         track European Ma-         because industry is in-     learn the essential arts           have 40 majors to choose                          see why St. Norbert College is
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friendly energy solu-        Energy.                    days are on the lookout     daries of selective pre-           student/faculty research. Plus,
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roads! So successful is      hybrid systems at seven
this new technology          universities. Students     ■While many universi-
that an 18 kilometre         will find themselves        ties, such as Jyvaskyla
motorway refurbish-          travelling to France,      in Finland and Lyngby
ment south of Amster-        Spain, Portugal,           in Denmark, are devel-
dam will produce a           Greece, Germany and        oping their own ma-
carbon dioxide free          the United Kingdom.        ster’s programmes in
energy source to heat                                   renewable energy, they
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       A small taste of                                                                                      They arrived tired, exhausted and well overdressed at what seemed to be
                                                                                                             a massive campus – and nowhere to go. Dragged their entire luggage to
                                                                                                             the nearest building, where they started asking people for directions to
                                                                                                             the international office. During their six months of planning this trip,
                                                                                                             they hadn’t given such practical problems the slightest thought. It was a
                                                                                                             small campus, they learned later, but it was way bigger than anything



      studying abroad
■Our trip was a two-                      the California Lutheran           re and met our room-
                                                                                                             Pernille Borre and Sarah Lei had ever seen in Denmark.


                                                                                                             than five minutes
                                                                                                             walking from class to
                                                                                                             home. It was fun to try,
                                                                                                             but testing on our need
                                                                                                             for privacy.
                                                                                                                                                                                     winter well on its way,
                                                                                                                                                                                     the climate was lovely.

                                                                                                                                                                                     ■Our roommates were
                                                                                                                                                                                     two girls attending their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   where, but it was also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   just a really interesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   thing to experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ■There was also a
week study visit and                      University which is a             mates. We also, sadly,                                                                                   third and last year of                        church on the campus
part of our training at                   small private university,         found out that our               ■Our classes didn’t                                                     college. They were both                       and every Wednesday
Roskilde Business                         just an hour’s drive              contact person Harry             start until Monday so                                                   really nice, introduced                       they held a different
School, where we study                    north of Los Angeles.             was in hospital. That            we had the entire                                                       us to their friends and                       service from the one on
towards an interna-                                                         explained everything.            weekend to find our                                                     took us to places. The                        Sundays. It was a ser-
tional business degree                    ■ Luckily everyone was            The lesson learnt? Be            bearings. Harry had                                                     first weekend we were                         vice for the students
for which part studies                    really nice and helpful.          sure where to go when            arranged a meeting                                                      there it was parent’s                         where we sat in a circle
abroad are a require-                     A few hours and three             you arrive; the world is         with a Swedish girl and                                                 weekend where all the                         and sang and talked.
ment. We chose to go to                   different offices later,          big.                             she showed us around                                                    students’ parents came                        The purpose of the ser-
the USA, and picked                       we knew where we we-                                               campus. The school’s                                                    and visited the school.                       vice was for the stu-
                                                                            ■Living in a dorm room           environment was                                                         There were lots of                            dents to get a retreat
                                                                            was quite an experien-           beautiful, with lots of                                                 activities going on,                          from their busy
                                                                            ce. It was just like you         green areas and                                                         which roommates took                          everyday life.
   Manchester                                                               see in the movies. A lot         mountains surrounded                                                    us around to see.
                                                                            of people in relatively          the campus. Coming                                                                                                    ■Since we were only
   Metropolitan                                                             small rooms and less             from Denmark with                                                       ■They took us around                          going to study there for
                                                                                                                                                                                     outside the campus too.                       two weeks, the only
   University                                                                                                                                                                        The biggest eye-opener                        purpose with attending
                                                                                                                                                                                     was the night one of                          classes was to get an
   is one of the largest UK universities, with                                                                                                                                       them took us to her                           idea of how it is to
   over 33,000 students, including around                                                                                                                                            local church. It was                          study at an American
   1800 students from 100 different countries.                                                                                                                                       quite an experience – so                      University. We did
   The University offers over 400 courses in 70 subject areas spread over           LEARN GERMAN                                                                                     different from the way
                                                                                                                                                                                     we go to church in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   about three or four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   hours of classes every
   7 faculties: Art and Design, Community Studies, Law and Education,
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   Science, the Business School, Science and Engineering, MMU Cheshire                                                                                                               ce was at night and all                       this part was what was
   (includes teacher education, sport and exercise science).
   It is situated on 5 campuses in and around the lively city centre in      Courses for beginners, advanced students                                                                visitors were young                           least different from our
   Manchester and 2 campuses in the Cheshire countryside.                         and teachers of German abroad                                                                      people. The music was                         own education in
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              A multicultural
                                                                                                                                                                               it took me quite some
                                                                                                                                                                               time to get used to.

                                                                                                                                                                               ■Studying in Oman has
                                                                                                                                                                               definitely made a big
                                                                                                                                                                               difference to my life.




              oasis in Oman
                                                                                                                                                                               When I moved there I
                                                                                                                                                                               was sixteen and had
                                                                                                                                                                               only limited experience
                                                                                                                                                                               of different ways of
                                                                                                                                                                               thinking. In retrospect I
                                                                                                                                                                               can say that these chal-
Photo by Claus               rican-British Academy        school community. The                                                                                                lenging but fantastic
Possberg                     in Muscat (ABA), also        most renowned is our                                                                                                 three years have given
                             known as the internati-      gala for the UN day                                                                                                  me insights into
What would you expect        onal school of Oman. In      where we celebrate the                                                                                               different lifestyles and,
from studying in the         this school, students        diversity amongst our                                                                                                more so, into different
Middle East? Perhaps         and teachers from diffe-     students through dance                                                                                               attitudes originating
your first thoughts are      rent nationalities and       and song performances                                                                                                from different societies.
of vast deserts with         religions unite as one       by pupils while raising                                                                                              For a prospective
camels trotting under        body. There are stu-         money for the United                                                                                                 student in international
the scorching sun or of      dents from over fifty        Nations. It is a very                                                                                                relations, but perhaps
the minarets calling in      countries and even           special day because it                                                                                               for any human being,
the late evening prayer      though we have a ra-         emphasises the                                                                                                       this knowledge is
as veiled women hurry        ther westerly orientated     philosophy of the                                                                                                    priceless.
across the market to         education we celebrate       school. All students can
finish the last shopping     Islamic, Hindu and           represent their own                                                                                                  ■One of the best quotes
for the day. That is what    Christian events. Right      cultural background                                                                                                  that would sum up the
Josefine Hellgren            from the beginning I         and at the same time                                                                                                 best of international
imagined when she            loved this multicultural     take part in and share                                                                                               education was made by
moved to Oman in             environment.                 the traditions of friends                                                                                            our superintendent
2000. When living and                                     and teachers.                                                                                                        Mona Nashman Smith:
studying in the Middle       ■The students range in                                                                                                                            “Diversity defines us, it
East, however, these         age from three to eigh-      ■As with every place,                                                                                                does not divide us.” To
spectacular sceneries        teen years old. This is      there are always diffi-                                                                                              me, that is the spirit the
became a part of every-      an incredible resource;      culties and limitations.                                                                                             world should be living
day life and she learnt      not only did I learn to      In Oman, the restric-        ■Another challenging               degrees (and sometimes                               in.
that there were endless      interact with different      tions on dress code are      aspect of life was the             even higher!) it certain-                                                                       ■
discoveries awaiting         nationalities but also       a challenge for many         heat. With temperatures            ly differs from the cool
her in a society where       with a wide range of         because conservative         ranging from 20 to 50              climate of Sweden and
traditional life encoun-     ages. The children pro-      clothing is imperative.
ters the modern lifestyle.   vided an aspect to daily     For me, the most de-
                             life that I will surely      manding experience
■After three years in        miss as I continue at        from studying in Oman
Oman I can say from          university. When high        was the unexpected
my heart that it is one      school was stressful at      political changes in the
of the most beautiful        times, the sight of small    region. Some of the
countries in the world       children playing on my       Omani’s views on us as,
and that Omani people        way to class helped me       mostly Western,
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                                     Kilts, bagpipes and haggis
                                      Kilts, bagpipes and haggis
      Dispatches                 by different tartans and
                                 I got to hear hundreds
                                                                re laughing at me, say-
                                                                ing it would rain all the
                                                                                                          it was raining quite
                                                                                                          often but not as much
Everyone knows one or            of bagpipes because            time and that the Scot-                   as I expected. For
two things about                 Glasgow hosted the             tish language is just too                 example, when I arri-
Scotland: people in              2003 World Pipe Band           hard for foreigners. I                    ved to Scotland it
Scotland speak English           Championship competi-          have to admit that the                    didn’t rain during the
in a weird way, they             tion in August and, as a       Scottish accent was                       first month at all. Du-
drink a lot of whiskey,          foreigner, I naturally         really hard, especially                   ring the summer
the men wear skirts.             had to go see and hear         in the beginning, but I                   months it was even hot
Finnish Sanna Kopra              the show. Normally you         was delighted the                         and I was able to sun-
spent seven months in            get to see kilts just at       young people didn’t use                   bathe and swim in the
Scotland. I never got an         weddings or other              real traditional Gaelic                   sea on several occasi-
answer to the question:          special occasions.             Scottish; they spoke                      ons. I also believed all
“what is under the                                              English. The way they                     the British houses were
kilt?”                           ■Before I set off for          pronounce the words                       very cold and draughty
I did, however, see              Scotland all my friends        was sometimes very                        but the student residen-
hundreds of kilts made           at home in Finland we-         different from what I                     ce where I stayed was
                                                                was used to but I quite                   nice and warm.
                                                                rapidly fell in love with
   MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY                                         the Scottish way of                       ■I was impressed with                      were huge. Like all                    plenty of time to visit
   IN LONDON                                                    speaking.                                 Scottish food and                          people from the British                amazing places by tou-
                                                                                                          drinks. I couldn’t belie-                  Isles, the Scottish love               ring around Scotland. A
   A student-centred                                            ■The weather was not                      ve the amounts of pies,                    their fish and chips, but              couple of times I hired
   university                                                   so bad either. Naturally                  chips and beer. Portions                   they have their own                    a car with friends so it
                                                                                                                                                     traditional dishes as                  was easy to travel whe-
  Choose Middlesex and study with a quality-                                                                                                         well. The most famous                  rever we wanted.
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   Web: www.mdx.ac.uk                                                                and one of our Norwegian students on stand C01-68 at            of Paisley. The univer-                there are plenty of hills,
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                                                                                                                   ■“We can apply to have                     plenty of time to work                  that you really are a
                                                                                                                   our work exhibited at a                    on our own stuff. There                 potent future artist.
                                                                                                                   gallery, or the galleries                  is less specific instruc-
                                                                                                                   come to the school and                     tion and there are fewer                ■“You get to submit a
                                                                                                                   pick what they fancy. In                   assignments the further                 portfolio with slides or
                                                                                                                   senior year, where I am                    we come into the edu-                   pictures of your work.
                                                                                                                   now, we work partly in                     cation but there is                     Since I had been to an
                                                                                                                   open studios. Also, the                    always a teacher                        American art school
                                                                                                                   area is full of crazy                      around to help. At the                  before, I had quite a
                                                                                                                   young New Yorkers                          end of each term we                     few drawings and
                                                                                                                   that throw art parties                     have a follow-up review                 paintings to show but
                                                                                                                   to draw attention to                       where a teacher comes                   frankly, it seemed to me
                                                                                                                   their work.”                               to our studio. In senior                to be just as important
                                                                                                                                                              year we have our own                    to be able to talk about
                                                                                                                   ■It may sound as if                        studio at the school. We                your work during the
                                                                                                                   studying in Chelsea is                     share it with one fellow                interview,” says Ulrika
                                                                                                                   all about creative deca-                   student. The first years                Andersson.
                                                                                                                   dence, but that would                      we work in the
                                                                                                                   be a hasty conclusion.                     classrooms only.”                       ■With only half of her
                                                                                                                   The education provides                                                             senior year left to go,
                                                                                                                   a solid foundation for                     ■The application pro-                   Ulrika has her future
                                                                                                                   young artists. “No                         cedure is a mix of con-                 sorted. “I am planning
                                                                                                                   matter what our focus                      ventional requirements                  to move on to a gradu-
                                                                                                                   is, each term we take                      for studies abroad and                  ate school after I finish
                                                                                                                   theoretical classes and                    a demonstration of                      here. About three quar-
                                                                                                                   go to seminars on a                        more specific skills. The               ters of the students do
                                                                                                                   wide variety of topics.                    school demands English                  this. The others take
                                                                                                                   When we are sent off to                    proficiency and tran-                   time off or set up stu-
                                                                                                                   art galleries, we are                      scripts of your educa-                  dios together. Either
                                                                                                                   expected to return and                     tion records. The school                way, everyone is eager



          New York’s creative                                                                                      discuss the exhibitions
                                                                                                                   in class. Since we are in
                                                                                                                   Chelsea, we can nip out
                                                                                                                   during lunch breaks to
                                                                                                                                                              also wants a financial
                                                                                                                                                              declaration showing
                                                                                                                                                              that you can actually
                                                                                                                                                              afford the studies. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                      to stay connected to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      art world. I myself have
                                                                                                                                                                                                      applied to grad schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                      all over the world,




               nursery
                                                                                                                   see these, which is per-                   estimated fee for an                    including the Royal Art
                                                                                                                   fect. We also take one                     undergraduate is                        Academy back in
                                                                                                                   class in each depart-                      $18,200. Living expen-                  Sweden. Let’s see what
                                                                                                                   ment - graphics, car-                      ses come on top of that.                the future brings.”
                                                                                                                   tooning, animation, in-                    And, yes, of course the                                                  ■
                                      says Ulrika, “but be-          artists themselves,”                          terior design, fine arts,                  school wants evidence
        Dispatches                    cause the school gives
                                      us the opportunity to
                                                                     Ulrika says. “Many of
                                                                     them don’t really need
                                                                                                                   etcetera - to get a taste
                                                                                                                   of everything. And all
by Anna Isacson,                      focus on just one single       to work at the school to                      students take drawing
New York                              thing they are looking
                                      for hard evidence that
                                                                     earn money; they just
                                                                     do it for the prestige
                                                                                                                   courses throughout
                                                                                                                   their time here,” says                       The University
■Swedish Ulrika An-                   art is absolutely our          there is in teaching                          Ulrika Andersson.
dersson studies fine arts             thing.”                        here. So during the                                                                        centre in
at the School of Visual                                              education we get a fair                       ■“The non-theoretical
Arts (SVA) in Chelsea
on Manhattan, New
                                      ■Both by its location
                                      and its strong reputa-
                                                                     chance to make our
                                                                     work noticed.”
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                                                                                                                   consists of three to six
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    Seeking
                                                                                                                                                                                               Middlesex University
                                                                                                                                                                                               are also on a learning
                                                                                                                                                                                               curve. “Synergy is so
                                                                                                                                                                                               essential,” she says.

                                                                                                                                                                                               ■Her goal to become a
                                                                                                                                                                                               successful business-




      the
                                                                                                                                                                                               woman is underwritten
                                                                                                                                                                                               by her dedication,
                                                                                                                                                                                               which again she says
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                                                                                                                                                                                               down to basic non-aca-
                                                                                                                                                                                               demic learning by be-
                                                                                                                                                                                               coming a street trader
                                                                                                                                                                                               in London’s interna-
                                                                                                                                                                                               tionally-known Camden
                                                                                                                                                                                               Market. She has found
                                                                                                                                                                                               that the London scene
                                                                                                                                                                                               gives a person with the
by Bill Holdsworth,                                                                                                                                                                            will to succeed a multi-
London                                   but for ten years I have                                                                                                                              cultural dimension like
                                         seen myself walking                                                                                                                                   nowhere else in Europe,
■“It’s a dream I know,                   down a long hall dres                                                                                                                                 and she feels that in the
                                                                                                                                                                                               coming years it will be
                                                                                      sed in a trim Chanel       ■Camilla graduated in      ■“It was the need to                               critical for survival.
                                                                                      suit. My blonde hair is    1998 from the Aarhus       improve my English
                                                                                      up. I wear elegant         Katedralskole in Den-      that led me to study for                           ■Camilla’s mother
                                                                                      spectacles and I am the    mark with high grades      a Bachelor of Arts de-                             would be especially
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                                                                                      nish politician Ritt       social studies. Having     nistration at Middlesex                            study law, but it was
                                                                                      Bjerregaard,” says 25      travelled through Eu-      University,” Camilla                               not so easy in her
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                                                           Playing ball for a fee
                                                                                                                                                                                                       one of the best in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       States,” he says. His
                                                                                                                                                                                                       living expenses and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tuition are fully covered
                                                                                                                                                                                                       by the university. To
by Ines Alicea, Alexandria                                                                                                                                                                             practice and play for
(VA)                                                                ding conference player                who are interested in                                                                        the GW team, he must
                                                                    last year and this year,              pursuing sports                                                                              maintain a grade point
■For Arnar Johanns-                                                 and has led the league                scholarships and play-                                                                       average of ‘C’ and take
son, moving to the Uni-                                             in points and goals. His              ing a sport at a US uni-                                                                     the same number of
ted States means play-                                              team plays in the                     versity to research onli-                                                                    credits as other college
ing soccer in front of                                              ‘Atlantic-10 Conferen-                ne specific universities                                                                      students, whether it is
crowds more than ten                                                ce’, a very competitive               and the sports they                                                                          the soccer season or
times as large as what                                              league of 12 teams from               sponsor at the different                                                                     not. He is pursuing a
he is used to. “Many US                                             universities along the                campuses. Then stu-                                                                          double major in
universities have                                                   US eastern seaboard.                  dents should contact                                                                         International Business
stadiums that hold over                                             The GW team won the                   the coaches and share                                                                        and Sports
100,000 spectators                                                  league championship                   their interest about at-                                                                     Management, and ex-
which is about one                                                  last year for the first                tending and playing a                                                                        pects to graduate in
third of the population                                             time in the school’s hi-              sport for a particular                                                                       May this year.
of Iceland!” says the 24                                            story and they are de-                university to see if a
year old from Reykja-                                               fending their title this              scholarship might be                                                                         ■Arnar says that he
vik. “In comparison, the                                            year.                                 available.                                                                                   hasn’t been homesick.
biggest stadium in                                                                                                                                                                                     “I really like living here
Iceland holds approxi-                                              ■“My soccer experience                ■“It is hard work and it                                                                     in the capital. The
mately 7,000 specta-                                                at GW has been nothing                takes up a lot of time,                                                                      overall experience has
tors.”                                                              but great,” he says. “I               but I can promise you                                                                        been awesome.” He
                                                                    really like everything                that it’s all worth it,” he             means they are on the      ■Arnar says he was        also adds that there are
■Arnar has become                                                   about the GW soccer                   says. “I wouldn’t want                  road generally from        offered several sports    a few Icelandic students
quite knowledgeable                                                 program. It is well or-               to change it for                        Thursday to Sunday.        scholarships from dif-    on campus and he tries
about stadiums in the                                               ganised and we have a                 anything.” Arnar’s                                                 ferent universities be-   to get together with
United States. He is on                                             great coaching staff.”                schedule is very hectic                 ■“Obviously it can be      fore deciding to study    them and other
a sports scholarship at                                                                                   when the soccer season                  hard to balance school     in Washington. “I chose   Scandinavian students
George Washington                                                   ■Arnar was recruited                  is on. The team practi-                 work and soccer,” Ar-      to attend the George      for an occasional night
(GW) University in                                                  to play for the universi-             ces six days a week and                 nar says, “But as long     Washington University     out which, he says, they
Washington DC playing                                               ty after a coach saw                  plays two to three ga-                  as you are organised,      because they have a       try to celebrate in
soccer. He is the team’s                                            him play in Iceland. He               mes each week. They                     you can combine both.      good soccer programme     typical Scandinavian
striker, and he was vo-                                             recommends other                      also have to travel to                  It is definitely not        and the international     style!
ted the most outstan-                                               Scandinavian students                 many games which                        impossible.”               business programme is                               ■



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                 Graduated... now what! Fancy Brussels?
by Irini Mavroudis,
Brussels                                                                                                                                                    now. A lot of people do
                                                                                                                                                            unpaid internships or
■Chrisoula Faniadis                                                                                                                                         go into the private sec-
graduated from the                                                                                                                                          tor, simply because it is
number one school of                                                                                                                                        so hard to find a euro-
future eurocrats, the                                                                                                                                       crat position.”
College of Europe, in
Brugge, Belgium.                                                                                                                                            ■Chrisoula is now part
Although she was in the                                                                                                                                     of a four people team
famous Blue Book,                                                                                                                                           that works on the
Chrisoula Faniadis did                                                                                                                                      EUMEDIS (European
not get the desired in-                                                                                                                                     Mediterraenean Infor-
ternship at the Europe-                                                                                                                                     mation Society) pro-
an Commission’s Direc-                                                                                                                                      gramme. EUMEDIS
torate for Employment                                                                                                                                       looks to build and de-
and Social Affairs.                                                                                                                                         velop an information
Instead she had to try                                                                                                                                      infrastructure between
her luck on her own.                                                                                                                                        the countries of the
With no job in sight,                                                                                                                                       Mediterranean, both
she moved to Brussels.                                                                                                                                      EU member states and
“I thought ‘it is now or                                                                                                                                    non-EU countries. The
never’,” says the 24-                                                                                                                                       programme is financed
year-old.                                                                                                                                                   by the Commission and
                                                                                                                                                            by partners in the vari-
■The College of Europe                                                                                                                                      ous countries involved.
is a school of higher
education, and offers                                                                                                                                       ■Chrisoula’s consultan-
master’s degrees in law,                                                                                                                                    cy firm surveys and
economics and political                                                                                                                                     evaluates the different
sciences, all focused on         procedure with only a           ■After finishing her        king for a job or ano-      But really, a lot of it             projects of the pro-
European affairs.                handful of lucky win-           undergraduate degree       ther internship. “The       happens by word of                  gramme. Chrisoula is
According to Chrisoula,          ners. There are four ti-        in European studies at     College has a career        mouth.”                             its Brussels office ma-
there are two common             mes as many applicants          the University College     office that helps you                                            nager. When the lead
directions for graduates         as there are places. And        of London, Chrisoula       improve your profile,”       ■Word of mouth was                  consultants are out on
from the college: one is         the Commission only             did her master’s degree    Chrisoula says. “It also    what solved Chrisoula               field trips in the diffe-
to apply for a PhD in            takes interns twice a           in the political science   sends out announce-         Faniadis’ situation in              rent countries, she
European studies at the          year, in October and in         track at the College of    ments of vacant spots       the end. A friend had               holds the ship on course
European University              March. Each internship          Europe. For months she     at the different direc-     heard of a newly for-               back home. Updating
Institute in Fiesole,            period lasts for five and        trained how to be a fu-    torates of the Commis-      med consultancy firm                 databases and provi-
Italy. The other is to try       a half months. For tho-         ture commissioner          sion. Yahoo has a Euro-     that worked for the                 ding general informa-
and get an internship at         se who do not succeed           through simulation ga-     pean Union political        Commission. Chrisoula               tion are just two of her
the European Commis-             in the first round after         mes, policy courses, and   section that shows va-      sent her curriculum                 duties. “I am by no
sion in Brussels.                graduation, there are           by attending numerous      cancies too. And then       vitae, was called for an            means an expert yet, so
                                 other ways.                     lectures taught by pre-    there is the magazine       interview, and got the              I am really happy for
■To get an internship                                            sent commissioners, at     The European Voice,         job.                                my job. I want to stay
can be a long and tough                                          all hours of the day and   which has a lot of job                                          and learn as much as I
                                                                 all days of the week.      advertisements. For         ■“I was incredibly                  can, as long as I can,”
                                                                 When she did not get       those who are interes-      lucky,” she says. It is             she says.
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                                   No more queues for Auckland’s
by Angela McCarthy,
                                       international students
Auckland                        permits through a new         posting passports into            saving money and time.              and advocacy on everything        clubs and entertainment
                                online system which was       NZIS, according to Raewyn         NZIS is expecting Auck-             from tenancy agreements           facilities.
■Auckland, the largest          first piloted by Lincoln       Castle from UNITEC’s              land University of                  and document verification                                              ■
city in New Zealand and         University. MIT Interna-      Centre of International           Technology, Victoria                to the location of sport
home to approximately half      tional Centre adviser         Education. “It offers a           University in Wellington,
of all international students   Jennifer Tsai says            much better service for stu-      and Waikato University to
enrolled in the country         turnaround time is            dents who often can’t             take up the online system
(44,600 out of 88,000), is      currently only two working    afford to spend days              as well this year.
starting to improve its stu-    days.                         queuing at immigration
dent visa service and access                                  services.”                        ■Another initiative – an
to the support services it      ■The online system                                              independent support ser-
offers to international         means students make per-      ■With the online renewal          vice for international
students, who contribute        sonal contact with their      system students may also          students – has been set up
around $700 million per         institute’s international     be eligible for a ‘length of      in the city centre by the
year to the city’s economy.     centre where their passport   course’ permit which              Auckland Citizen Advice
                                is retained while the rene-   means they won’t need to          Bureau and Study
■The New Zealand Im-            wal process is underway – a   keep renewing their permit        Auckland. The service
migration Services (NZIS)       much safer system than        every six months, thus            offers information, advice
has revamped the student
permit application process
in Auckland so students are
no longer required to physi-
cally queue up to renew
their permits. Instead they
can post their applications
or deliver them to drop
boxes in the foyers of the
three NZIS Auckland
branches, and NZIS
promises a seven day
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who have completed their
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                                                                                                                                                                the double customs’                  iting a sauna every third
                                                                                          Mirror, mirror
                                                                        Scandinavia is the norm and the rest of the world
                                                                                                                                                                checks and you are at
                                                                                                                                                                Helsinki bus station.
                                                                                                                                                                The first thing that
                                                                                                                                                                                                     morning and every other
                                                                                                                                                                                                     evening. But it is defini-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tely a grand thing.
                                                                        is there to be discovered. Or is it? Many students                                      struck me was how ma-
                                                                        from all over the world turn to the countries we all                                    ny people there were in              ■The depression!
                                                                        so eagerly leave for ‘better’ places. And believe it or                                 the streets. Nothing                   Sometimes you get the
                                                                        not, many of them actually finish their degrees                                          strange, you’d think.                impression that Finns
                                                                        convinced that they have had the best education                                         The thing is, it was 5.30            really like depressions
                                                                        they could have possibly desired.                                                       am! There were many                  and discuss them with a
                                                                        Katia Zakharian studied in Finland last year. From                                      other puzzling moments               certain degree of plea-
                                                                        her native St. Petersburg, it was only a five hour                                       that I experienced in                sure. For me it turned
                                                                        bus trip, but the place left her baffled. The Finns                                      Finland, but here I                  into a challenge to try to
                                                                        are such a peculiar lot...                                                              want to share those                  figure out what lies
                                                                                                                                                                that were related to the             behind it. Natural shy-
                                                                        ■Do you know how                           go and check it out for                      Finns themselves.                    ness? Longing for soli-
                                                                        Finns react when they                      myself. Helsinki                                                                  tude? Endless winters?
                                                                                                                                                                ■“Moi!”




                     Moi!
                                                                        get to know you are                        Summer School (HSS)
                                                                        Russian? They smile                        provided an excellent                           Don’t tell it to a Dane,          ■Sisu!
                                                                        and say: “Oh, Russia!                      opportunity – three                          but in Finnish it’s a                   This is difficult, al-
                                                                        It’s so close!” It is really               August weeks in the                          greeting word. You hear              though the English
                                                                        very close and that is                     capital of Finland with                      it everywhere – from                 would probably dismiss
                                                                        why usually people                         a broad selection of                         your course mate, from               it as plain stubbornness.
                                                                        from Northwest Russia,                     exciting courses and an                      your bank manager.                   Even Finns can hardly
                                                                        Estonia, Norway or                         opportunity for a                            Learn it and use it every            explain it. It means so-
                                                                        Sweden consider they                       scholarship.                                 time!                                mething in the national
                                                                        know everything about                                                                                                        character that can be
                                                                        their Finnish neigh-                       ■A mere five hours by                         ■Coffee!                             described as persisten-
                                                                        bours. They don’t. I had                   bus from the very cen-                         Do you know how ma-                ce, obstinacy and unwil-
                                                                        heard a lot about                          tre of St. Petersburg,                       ny cups of coffee a regu-            lingness to retreat in the
                                                                        Helsinki, but decided to                   plus an hour spent at                        lar Finnish student can              face of difficulties. All
                                                                                                                                                                drink? Believe me, an                Finnish achievements
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The University of Leicester                                                international perspective on vocational education, has projected                     night. Don’t try to imi-               When I asked Finnish
• An opportunity to travel whilst taking your degree-                      it into the forefront as one of Melbourne’s premier training in-                     tate or even pick up the             students to name the
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• Leicester is in the centre of England and 75 minutes by train from          Building                             at NMIT campuses in Melbourne.               As Finns themselves                  Finnish nature.
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    Study On-lund
                                                                                                                ■Karin Jensen and her        able to complete the
                                                                                                                colleagues sit in a small    course. And while the
                                                                                                                computer room. They          students can do most of
                                                                                                                are managing the             their work remotely,
                                                                                                                course and answering         they have to come to
by Fredrik Svenningsson,                                                                                        mails from students.         Lund to do the final
Lund - virtually               on a foreign keyboard.”                                                          “We answer all mails         examination. “That’s
                                                                                                                within 24 hours,” she        what we get most com-
■How about studying            ■This year 50,000                                                                says, and adds that          plaints about,” says
at a Swedish university        students will take In-                                                           teaching via the             Karin Jensen, “they
from an Internet café in       ternet-based courses at                                                          Internet doesn’t differ      want to write the test at
Saigon? Or from some           Swedish universities.                                                            much from traditional        a Swedish embassy or
back street computer           That makes the Internet                                                          teaching. “I have            consulate, but to avoid
shop in Buenos Aires?          the most popular place                                                           personal contact with        any cheating they really
That’s studying abroad         to study in Sweden. For                                                          the students as they are     have to come here.”
too, isn’t it? In fact it is   most of the courses you                                                          sending mails and post
possible and a                 are not obligated to at-                                                         questions on the             ■For those who might
surprising number of           tend a classroom at all.                                                         programme’s homepage.        be tempted to think
Swedes are already             You get all your lectu-                                                          In fact, I can be a better   otherwise, studying
doing it today. The Net        res on a Web page as                                                             teacher since I always       online is no laid back
University is a co-            text and sometimes                                                               have more time to            alternative to studying
operative project of the       sound and video docu-                                                            figure out a good            on-campus. The studies
Swedish universities.          ments. It means that                                                             answer.                      require a lot of discip-
It’s a collection of           you can sit anywhere in                                                                                       line and are no less
Internet-based courses         the world, so long as                                                            ■How much time you           demanding than regular
which you can attend           you have a computer                                                              have to spend in front       courses. “Lots of stu-
from all over the world.       with Internet access.                                                            of the computer differs      dents quit studying in
                                                                                                                from course to course.       the beginning,” says
■Karin Jensen is assi-         ■The University of                                                               It depends mostly on         Karin Jensen. “They
stant university teacher       Lund is the most popu-     students take courses      seasonal workers in the    whether there is sound       don’t realise that it
at the University of           lar choice for Internet    from the faculty via       French Alps, others stu-   and video that you have      really is a university
Lund. She teaches at           students. Some 3,000       Internet. Ten percent of   dy EU law from             to listen to and look at     course and it takes as
the Internet-based             studied here last au-      them are living abroad;    Brussels. I particularly   or just text documents       much, or even more,
courses and she is in          tumn via the Internet      more are spending a        notice the students in     that you can print out.      time and energy to
daily touch with her           and the figure might be    few moths of the semes-    Vietnam and other                                       complete as any other
overseas students. “I          twice as high this year.   ter abroad. “The stu-      parts of Asia, because     ■Karin Jensen says that      course.”
notice it when there are                                  dents abroad are           they have trouble with     the students at the                                 ■
no Swedish characters          ■Karin Jensen teaches      mainly in Asia, South      their Internet connec-     Faculty of Law have to
in their emails,” she          at the Faculty of Law.     America and around         tions.                     be connected at least
says. “They are typing         Every year 600 to 700      Europe. Some are                                      five hours a week to be
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       Prague - the
       turning point
by Fredrik Svenningsson,
Prague                                                         the centre of the city is
                                                               crowded with tourists,
                                                               you just walk around
■“Prague is a great city                                       the corner and find a
for exchange students,”                                        restaurant like this
says Moa Lindell and                                           with reasonable prices
digs into a traditional                                        and only locals around
style hermelin cheese.                                         the tables. And in that
“It is easy to find in-                                        way it is still possible
expensive restaurants,                                         to find something
interesting culture and                                        genuine in this city.”
lots of fantastic sights.”
                                                               ■Moa Lindell is really                   Science than trough the      other jobs,” she says.    the Czech Republic will                                 this spring.
■She sits on a wooden                                          addicted to Prague and                   Slavic Department,”          “The teacher of a cour-   become a full member                                                                    ■
bench in the Letna                                             central European cul-                    she says and advises         se about the Czech in
Park, outside a typical                                        ture. She has been here                  everyone who wants to        the European Union,
Czech pub in the ma-                                           for longer periods a few                 go abroad to really          for example, is also
rinade cheese smell of                                         times before, when she                   investigate the oppor-       working with the forth-
garlic and chili. The                                          studied at a language                    tunities; there might be     coming expansion. That
empty beer glass is ex-                                        school and when she                      more than meet the eye       makes him a great
changed for a full one.                                        had an internship at the                 at first sight.              teacher, but he doesn’t
The view over central                                          Swedish embassy. But                                                  prioritise his teaching
Prague is magnificent;                                         her way into the city                    ■“University studies in      enough.”                             Study in Tasmania, Australia
what attracts tourists                                         was not obvious from                     Prague differ a lot from
as well as exchange                                            the beginning. “When I                   those in Sweden,” she        ■But the shortcomings        The University of Tasmania is a world leader in research and teaching in a
                                                                                                                                                                  number of fields, including: environmental studies, economic geology,
students to Prague all                                         began my studies in                      says. “The students ha-      are modest and in gene-      Antarctic and Southern Ocean studies, marine biology and aquaculture.
lies unfolded in front of                                      Lund, I did like so                      ve no obligatory course      ral Moa is satisfied         It also teaches a wide range of subjects in the arts, health sciences,
us. The old town with                                          many others: I took                      literature and it is up to   with both her studies        education, law and commerce.
its picturesque quarters                                       courses at the                           the individual students      and her time in Prague.      Our English Language Centre was winner of the IDP/IELTS Training
                                                                                                                                                                  Centre Award for Australia in 2000.
and small restaurants.                                         humanistic faculty,                      to search the informa-       Her thoughts about the
                                                                                                                                                                  Tasmania is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. More
The Charles Bridge                                             without knowing what                     tion they need.” This        future have become
                                                                                                                                                                  than 40% is reserved as parks or wilderness areas. Students have a
situated midway be-                                            it would lead to.”                       confused Moa and her         much clearer since she       wonderful environment for study and the cost of living is much
tween the castle and                                                                                    fellow students, but         arrived here. A course       lower than in larger Australian cities.
the old town square on                                         ■Her major subject at                    what surprised them          on European migration        Try somewhere different. Try Australia’s best-kept secret. Tasmania.
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Royal Way. Today the                                           and eastern European                     demanded from ex-            rest to such an extent       Enquiries Officer, Private Bag 1338, Launceston Tasmania,
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                                                                                     Back to Granada
by Rebecca Warden,                                                                                                                                                                  ■With her studies be-
Barcelona
                                                                                                                                                                                    hind her, Erika intends
                                                                                                                                                                                    to stay on in Spain with
■Biologist Erika Sim-                                                                                                                                                               her Cuban boyfriend,
son, 29, first came to                                                                                                                                                               although she admits her
study Spanish in Gra-                        “Then I went back to                    bit, but after two or        when you arrive but not            lar belief, winters in         mother and sister aren’t
nada two years ago.                          Sweden to work for a                    three days I thought:        too much.” She enjoys              southern Spain can be          too pleased. They are
                                                                                     ‘what the hell am I          the local speciality, ta-          chilly.                        currently looking for a
                                                                                     doing here?’,” she says.     pas, and the nightlife                                            flat and Erika is wor-
                                                                                     “So I worked for a few       which goes on until                ■Erika also warns              king in an Internet café
                                                                                     months and then came         much later than in                 against unscrupulous           while she looks for
                                                                                     back.” She has just fi-       Stockholm. One major               landlords who try and          something better. She is
                                                                                     nished her second stint      advantage for language             charge foreign students        obviously keen to work
                                                                                     at Granada University’s      learners in Granada is             more than the going            in her field of biology,
 Monaco is a great place to study                                                    language school and          the fact that the locals           rate. “Last year, I arri-      possibly working to-
                                 for more reasons than you think!                    now speaks good Spa-         speak very little Eng-             ved without knowing            wards a doctorate at
                                                                                     nish. “It has been my        lish, let alone Swedish,           anything about Grana-          some point, and is awa-
           One reason you select a university is because of its                      dream to learn Spanish       so you have no choice              da. I lived in the Albai-      re this may mean lea-
           location. But the main reason should be how it can help                   since I was eight or ni-     but to learn Spanish.              cín area which is a fair-      ving Granada in the
           you succeed in life.                                                      ne. I have lots of Latin                                        ly exotic place for us         end. “In Granada there
                                                                                     American friends in          ■Accommodation for                 foreigners,” she says.         is not much work for
           Last year, 100% of IUM graduate students found
           employment within 4 months of graduation. That’s the                      Stockholm as well as         students in Granada is             “It was great until the        biologists. I will pro-
           difference that really counts!                                            Swedish friends study-       easy to find and chea-              cold and the rain star-        bably need to move to
                                                                                     ing Spanish who have         per than in Sweden, at             ted. We had just one           Madrid, Barcelona or
           Other reasons to choose IUM: proven academic results,                     come here to study.”         around €150 - €200 per             electric heater for the        Valencia,” she says. But
           small classes, motivated professors with proven
           business career success, ultra-modern facilities and IT                                                month for a room in a              whole flat and it was           at least for now the
           infrastructure, full governmental backing,                                ■Erika is pleased with       shared flat. Erika says             horrible.” To add insult       dream goes on.
           US accreditation, exchange programs with other top                        Granada as a study           that standards of com-             to injury, Erika then                                         ■
           universities and a truly multi-cultural atmosphere.                       destination and finds         fort often leave some-             realised that the €500
  Yes, studying in Monaco is fun, but more importantly,                              the locals friendly and      thing to be desired, for           per month she was
             it is your passport to success.                                         helpful. “It is different    instance most student              being charged for the
   Stop by and see us at the Oslo, Copenhagen and Gothenburg Fairs!                  here, but not that diffe-    flats in Granada do not             two-bedroom flat was
  Call Grisel Damgaard at + 377 97 986 984 for more information on how to apply or
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                                                                                                                     Future Scandinavian specialists in social policy and social protection financing in
                                                                                                                        insurance companies, pension funds, academic institutes, governments, the
                                                                                                                         European Union and international organisations, join one of our one-year
                                                                                                                              Master Programmes in the governance of social protection


                                                                                                                           SOCIAL PROTECTION FINANCING
                                                                                                                            SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICY

                                                                                                                       Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of
                                                                                                                           Maastricht International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva


                                                                                                                          Training in small classes with professors and students recruited
                                                                                                                             globally Emphasis on teamwork and active participation


                                                                                                                                               www.unimaas.nl/spf
                                                                                                                                        Applications are accepted until 1 March 2004

                                                                                                                                          Social Protection Programmes,
                                                                                                                           P.O. Box 616, TS 53, room 0.065, 6200 MD MAASTRICHT,
                                                                                                                                             THE NETHERLANDS,
                                                                                                                                             Fax: +31-43-388-48-64,
                                                                                                                                   E-mail: socprotection.ies@algec.unimaas.nl




                                                                                                                       The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Maastricht also
                                                                                                                     offers Master Programmes in International Economics Studies, Infonomics, Economic Research
                                                                                                                       and full-time and part-time MBA programmes. All programmes are in English; all economic
                                                                                                                              programmes give access to PhD (www.fdewb.unimaas.nl and www.gsim.nl).

								
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