Marina Lorena Campos Teixeira, Brasil

My journey away from home started since I decided to have a life changing experience. That is how Norway was a good option: different climate, culture and landscapes were an inexcusable reason to discover this amazing place! Stavanger was my first option due to the courses that I wanted to take, considering my background studies. During 2014-2015, I studied Master of Sciences in Environmental Technology, and everything was ready for the new students since the beginning. Orientation Week provided all the important information for the student life, and the International Student Union arranged parties and trips - including the amazing trip to Preikestolen!

All the time I spent at the university was great. The study program was well structured, so we had enough time to study for the exams. There were a good quantity of homework and assignments, and the teachers were always available to help us solve any problems. We also had many practical lectures in the labs, which were really good.

The best advice I can give for those who wants to come to Norway is to be an open-minded person for any situations and be prepared for the winter. I can assure it will be a memorable time of your life!