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 Page 9 2 Study ABROAD Study ABROAD 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 ■ Iceland: 126,000 copies Study Abroad is the A-3500 Krems, Piaristengasse 1 IMC UNIVERSITY largest international Tel. +43-(0)2732-802 OF APPLIED SCIENCES e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org education magazine in the KREMS / AUSTRIA www.imc-krems.ac.at Nordic countries. Study FACHHOCHSCHULE KREMS Abroad is distributed free of charge to high schools and further and higher education institutions 4-year degree programmes throughout the region. 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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- email@example.com in. 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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. 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See our representatives at the conference, or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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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 ■ TH E LONDON IN STITUTE Camberwell College of Arts The London Institute brings together in a single federated structure five famous Colleges for art and design and Central Saint Martins College related activities. of Art and Design The London Institute is one of the largest centres for art and design education in the world. 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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 +46 (08) 442 0880 Bangladesh, and the that,” she says. “So I of activity in Africa ta- International LIKE NEARLY 5,000 OF OUR GRADUATES Business Administration YOU’LL QUICKLY DISCOVER IT’S NOT “WHY ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY” Are you looking for an international program at a top business school? 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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 Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses course revolves around of teaching where I am MBA, Mphil and PhD opportunities 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- Guaranteed accommodation for 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 A convenient town centre location “the most important so much from working Courses in Health, Design, Computing, Engineering, Science, part of the year”. with people of different Social Sciences, Business, Media, Humanities nationalities. Wherever Come and visit us at Jobb og Utdanning 2004 in Oslo, Stand no C01-87 ■A typical day starts at I go in the world in the For more information please contact: Tel: +44 (0)1642 218121 Fax: +44 (0)1642 342964 9am with a student future I will have a Email: firstname.lastname@example.org team meeting to work network of contacts,” on a case study. He says he concludes. “It’s in- the teams normally credible.” have six to eight nati- ■ onalities represented, TEES VALLEY TS1 3BA UK giving a rich and varied www.tees.ac.uk cross-section of ap- Study ABROAD 11 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 12 Study ABROAD 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 For more information Visit the Jobb & Utdanning Fair in Lillestrom to meet representatives from: studies at Lund Univer- and overseas universi- economics: “They were ■Besides a great school, sity she applied for an ties. The school is also much more of a chal- Bangkok also offered • National University of Ireland, University College Dublin • National University of Ireland, University College Cork international exchange actively trying to boost lenge, academically as great housing. Isabelle • University of Limerick through her depart- its international reputa- well as socially, since stayed in a small one- • The Royal College of Surgeons ment. Her ﬁrst choice tion; at Thammasat, no they included local as room studio during her • Shannon College of Hotel Management • Grifﬁth College, Dublin was Australia, but she one is treated better well as foreign stu- ﬁrst semester, but mo- • Dublin Business School ended up in Bangkok, than an international dents.” Thailand, being ved in with three • The International Education Board Ireland Thailand – a city and student. one of the ‘Asian Tiger’ friends in a four room Or contact:The International Education Board Ireland country she came to economies that have luxury complex for her IPC House, 35-39 Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, Ireland T+353-1-6144836; F+353-1-6144839 love. ■One of the many spe- revolutionised the way second term. “For 200 email@example.com; 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. 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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- Would W here can you get the university experience of a lifetime? Ramapo College of New Jersey. At Ramapo College you will learn in a highly rated academic environment, Einstein get in? enjoy a friendly, active student life, and live in a safe, scenic campus just forty minutes from the exciting metropolis of New York City. Ramapo College of New Jersey offers a solid education to help you achieve your maybe. potential, whether your goal is to find career opportunities or start graduate studies. 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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? 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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, Food, Clothing and Hospitality Management, Humanities and Social AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA Scandinavia. The servi- day and, looking back, 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 For a prospectus also very different, with Denmark. At the end of a live gospel band. 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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, are the friendliest I put my stress into expatriates were not The Hague School of European Studies (HEBO) have ever met. The proportion. always light hearted is part of the Haagse Hogeschool, memories I will be and it was not always University of Professional Education. taking with me are the ■When I was at the easy sensing the encounter with the ABA, I did the Interna- negative atmosphere HEBO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES: vivid Arab culture and, tional Baccalaureate – that came with these Bachelors in European studies with specialisations in: even more importantly, an incredibly deman- views. 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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. focused university offering flexibility and choice: traditional Scottish Accommodation at ■ Top marks for Learning Resources in the last eleven food is haggis that is youth hostels is quite Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) inspections, including eight QAA ‘excellent’ scores in the last ten reviews the arts institute at bournemouth made from the stomach cheap. There are lots of ■ An award-winning university – the first modern university of sheep. I almost felt interesting places and in London to be awarded three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes sick when my Scottish things to see in Scot- for Higher and Further Education If you’re interested ■ A unique commitment to international education in Art, Design or Media... friend wanted me to land. The fantastic ■ A supportive university with professional advisers taste it but actually it landscape changes a lot ...we’re interested in you wasn’t bad at all. It just between the southern ■ Adding more and more health and leisure facilities every year. The Arts Institute at Bournemouth is a specialist sounded worse than it lowlands and the nor- provider of art, design and media education. The Institute is located on the beautiful south coast of tasted so I was quite thern highlands. There Send for our Undergraduate and England and about 90 minutes from London. Postgraduate Prospectuses, and find glad about this new are wonderful old cast- out more about joining us on a course We cover the full range of creative subjects from fashion, culinary experience. les all over the country, this September. 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CO1-88 at the Jobb and Utdanning exhibition, Oslo, February 4 - 7 2004 Study ABROAD 19 ■“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.” part of the programme consists of three to six Svalbard York City’s foremost tion, the SVA provides hour blocks. We get artists’ quarter. The one of the best chances Do you want to study in the Arctic? school is one of those in the world to get you At our campus in Longyearbyen we can offer institutions that has a into the art circles that you studies at undergraduate and graduate study abroad reputation of being can help make you level in the following topics: More than 8,000 Enroll for one or two semesters in HPU’s impossible to get a count. “All teachers at “Study Abroad” program. place at. ”It is not ,” the SVA are working • Arctic biology students from academics Prerequisites (undergraduate): 45 ECTS Biology More than 50 Bachelor’s and Master’s (Corresponds to 3/4 year of university level Biology). programs in the areas of Business Administration, all 50 U.S. States •Arctic Geology Communication, Computer Science, International Prerequisites (undergraduate): 60 ECTS Natural Science courses Studies, and Sciences. on university level, whereof 30 ECTS Earth Sciences (Corresponds and more than 100 semester schedule to 1 year of university level natural sciences and 1/2 year of Earth Classes begin in January, May, June, July, science). countries make HPU September, and December. 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Phone +47 79 02 33 00 - Fax +47 79 02 33 01 20 Study ABROAD 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 she gets from her mo- ther. And as an example of this, she is getting dream 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 Swiss Traditional and Innovation for your Future Success! ‘spitting image’ of Da- in mathematics and gree in Business Admi- proud. “Mum wanted to 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 year old Camilla Karl- rope with her family says. The Hendon Cam- postwar days. She is skov, a Danish Business and spurred on pus where she studies extraordinary, an ac- Administration student especially by her mo- has created a business tivist, a good leader, at Middlesex Univer- ther, Camilla went to school with a distinctly wonderful to talk to sity. learn both German and entrepreneurial edge with opinions about Hebrew at language where a €17 million everything.” It would Located in Hotel Europe in the city centre of Montreux/ Switzerland, HIM provides: ■Erudite and single- schools in Switzerland learning resource centre seem that Camilla is High quality Swiss Higher Diploma and American Dual BBA minded, there are se- and Israel. And here is to open later this fortunate to have the Degree in Business Administration and Hotel Management veral choices that inﬂu- lies a clue to her year, and Camilla saw it ingredients essential to Paid internship in Switzerland or overseas ence Camilla’s life: her eclectic vision for the as a place where bright an educational path 5-10 months Postgraduate programmes for Bachelor Degree Holders hunger for knowledge, future: “I don’t think I ideas could be turned towards a successful 4 Masters Degree Programmes including MBA a deep need to seek and shall stop with these into reality. “I have an lifestyle: the expression International study environment solve new tasks, and languages, including open mind. I am the of someone who spurs Excellent up-to-date facilities her love of descriptive English and my own kind of person who you on, visionary Affordable fees including tuition, accommodation and vocabulary, such as mother tongue of asks a lot of questions. 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Tel: +44 (0)20 8231 2718/2706 Modern equipment: computerized rooms, free access to Internet , university restaurant… E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CAVILAM www.tvu.ac.uk Centre d’Approches Vivantes des Langues et des Médias St Mary’s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF 1 Avenue des Célestins - BP 2678 03206 Vichy Cedex - France Tél: 33 (0)4 70 30 83 83 - Fax: 33 (0)4 70 30 83 84 If you are based in Sweden, please contact Email: email@example.com our representative: firstname.lastname@example.org Sites: www.cavilam.com et www.leplaisirdapprendre.com Study ABROAD 21 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 ■ MASTER ESCP EAP MASTER’S IN EUROPEAN BUSINESS SPECIALISED MASTERS Universteit Maastricht MASTER ESCP-EAP International and Innovative Succeed Success is aframe of mind. As a university graduate, you are keen to succeed in a business career. You are © Léo Corporate / Photo M. 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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 turnaround for students who have completed their applications correctly. ■Students enrolling with UNITEC Institute of Technology or Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) have it even easier. They can now renew their Stay in Scandinavia and study for a University of THE ACADEMY London degree OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC The University of London has an international reputation for academic excellence. 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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 Study abroad in England CRICOS Provider Codes: - 00824G NMIT awful lot. They drink it are connected with sisu! - 02387D USQ (Melb) The University of Leicester UK in the morning, after- welcomes Students from Scandinavia noon, evening and ■Feminism! Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE’s (NMIT), national & 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 grades usually transfer. stitutes. NMIT offers a broad range of courses at the Advanced habit, you really have to thing they were most • Full year or one semester courses available in Law, Sciences, Arts, Diploma, Diploma and Certificate levels. be used to it. proud of, many girls an- Humanities and Social Science. • Special programmes available to include study visits in swered that Finland was Dual Qualification Programs Britain and Rome. International students can ■Parties! the second country in • Enhance your life skills through problem solving, ﬂexibility and NMIT have formed an alliance If you want to know the world to elect am fe- study for a qualification in independence. with the University of Southern • Excellent preparation for Graduate School - you will learn to study the following subject areas: more about Finns, to male president. The Queensland (USQ) whereby stu- independently. Arts dents can study for a USQ degree party is the best thing!. guys are more proud of • Leicester is in the centre of England and 75 minutes by train from Building at NMIT campuses in Melbourne. As Finns themselves Finnish nature. London. Both the NMIT Diploma & USQ Business Degree can be completed in less say: through drinking • Leicester is a lively, metropolitan student city. Computer that 3 ½ years. Programs include: they learn about each ■Finland is a peculiar Engineering Bachelor of Information Tech- other. A sober Finn and country and this was Hospitality nology (Software Develop- Further information can be obtained from: International Ofﬁce, a not so sober Finn are just a pick of the most Sport & Recreation ment) University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK T: +44 (0) 116 252 2296 • F: +44 (0) 116 252 5127 Travel & Tourism Bachelor of Business Admini- two entirely different obvious. I could E: international.ofﬁce@le.ac.uk • Web: http://www.le.ac.uk/ Plus many more stration persons. continue for ever but I Bachelor of Commerce won’t. You should really ■Sauna! come and explore it on For further details, contact: Finns do really seem your own. studyinwales Ph: 61 3 9269 1666 Fax: 61 3 9269 1669 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be born in the sauna. My Finnish roommate Tervetuloa! The University of Wales College, Newport offers Website: www.nmit.vic.edu.au/international tried to talk me into vis- ■ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business and Management, Computing and Engineering Art, Media and Design, Humanities and Science, Education, and Social Studies. We are part of the University of Wales, which is the Experience University of second largest provider of higher education in the UK. Hertfordshire UWCN is rated 25th out of 122 universities for teaching and in 2002 the School of Business and world class Management was awarded the highest possible rating A campus university, on the outskirts of London, offering in all areas by the Quality Assurance Agency. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise the education in an the ‘best of both worlds’, a green environment less than 30 minutes by train from the centre of London School of Art, Media and Design was rated 5. 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UVA UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM Study ABROAD 25 Health insurance compulsory in New Zealand by Angela McCarthy, Auckland ■Subsidised health care for international students in administer the policy. ■With students from Europe and North Ame- comments that the govern- ment wants New Zealand- based insurers to be used where possible to ensure Online Enquiry Service Use Study New Zealand is a thing of rica, where insurance for proper management of Abroad’s enquiry the past. From this year, all students is common and payouts and claim proce- international students en- likely to be comprehensive, dures. service on the rolling in New Zealand UNITEC is considering Internet to order must have travel and health using a “self declaration” ■As well, a loophole that insurance. In the past this approach whereby the stu- allowed subsidised health- brochures and has been strongly recom- dent conﬁrms in writing care for international stu- information from mended but not compul- that their insurance policy dents studying for two sory. Fortunately for those meets requirements. We will years or more in New Zea- universities and students already studying in be closely monitoring and land has been closed. Up to educational insti- New Zealand, the new po- reviewing the effectiveness 20,000 students were eli- licy will not be applied re- of this approach.” gible, costing taxpayers tutions world trospectively. Also, acciden- around $10 million a year, wide tal student injuries are still ■University of Auckland says the government ís covered by the New director of student admini- clinical services deputy di- Zealand government. stration, Dr Wayne Clark, rector general, Colin Feek. says the change brings New ■Proof of insurance will Zealand in line with many ■”Most of UNITEC ís be required at enrolment other countries but will not Norwegian students and and administered by the institutions rather than the immigration service - a offer as comprehensive cover as access to the general public health half the Swedish students are in New Zealand on pro- grammes of two or more No access to the Internet? 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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 ✄ POSTAGE Study ABROAD Readerservice Faendediget 1A, 2.sal P.O. Box 293 DK-4600 Koege · Denmark Study ABROAD 27 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. what is called The that time was central most was how little was issues caught her inte- For more information contact: Royal Way. 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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. 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