Studying abroad is maybe on of the coolest things one could do in his or her childhood – at least it sounds that way! We got the chance to talk to Annicken, who’d been studying in France and working in America, we got the chance to ask her questions about her journey.
Here’s an excerpt of the interview:
Where have you studied?
“I’ve studied in Trondheim: European Studies – Bachelor with one year about the History of the EU, political science and one year about languages. Studied there for two years, and then went to France for one year, in Lyon.
She wanted to go to England, but it since it was quite expensive.
Why did you choose to study abroad?
Because NTNU an erasmus program, an EU program that makes it free for students to go abroad for a student exchange.
She had French for three years, at her High School – so she knew a little bit.
If you go to France, Spain, Germany you get a four-week language course for free!
What did you earn, in terms of experience, by studying there?
“I learned to speak French almost fluently, learned about myself” She also learned about how you handle new the new & different situations. You also learn a lot about the country you’re visiting. Lastly you learn about the culture, French people eat dinner a lot later than in Norway! Learn that things can be done in another way than your home country.
Did you have a job while studying? Where?
You told me earlier you’d been working in America, where did you work?
After she finished her bachelor she decided to go for a master. When she only had one semester left, she applied for a student internship at several consulates. She got a Skype interview at the consulate in San Fran and one in London.
She was living with three American girls, all working, or as she said it: “ all young professionals”.
Why did you choose to return?
“My Visa Expired”. She had to go back to finish her master.
Do you want to go back?
Would you recommend working and/or studying abroad?
“YES, especially if you have the opportunity to do so.”
This is just one person’s view, but I think a lot of people share her views.
Personally we would love to work abroad, studying as well! We want to do both overseas in The United States Of America! We would recommend going abroad! It sounds like an amazing experience, and you’ll learn a lot.
Now you’ll have to excuse us, we’re going to dive into the world of Universities!
But before we go: here’s some links to get you started:
http://www.studyabroad.com/ - “Take the leap. Study Abroad! Your source for all things study abroad. ”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Study_abroad_in_the_United_States - Wikipedia article on studying abroad in the US
This is a collaboration post between Sindre (check out his blog here) & myself.
And as always, thanks for reading.