Nicolas Garcia, France - Business Administration
When I started my Bachelor programme at my home university in France, I was told that I could study abroad for one year. After being selected for this one-year exchange program, I chose the University of Stavanger (UiS) because of the testimonials of the students from my university who studied there in previous years. I have always loved travelling to meet new people and to discover new cultures and landscapes, and Stavanger appeared to me as my next target.
My study program was very different from what I studied in France. I had less hours of classes than in France. The faculty staff was very nice, much more student-oriented and the teachers were friendlier than in France.
I had a wonderful experience that I would never have expected my year as a student at UiS to be as good as it has actually been! I have met so many awesome people from all around the globe, I have discovered a magnificent country and I have added a crucial line to my resume. My best memory is definitely the day when I went on the organized trip to Preikestolen, only a few weeks after I arrived in Norway. I ran up to the top and got amazed by the view of Lysefjord. I miss everything about this exchange program, and I would come back anytime if I could!
To conclude, I would like to thank all the people I have met at UiS for their contribution to making my one-year exchange programme unforgettable. To the students who are interested in studying in Stavanger, do not hesitate to take a chance. It will change your life!