Written by Ezinne Edet
It was always my dream to study a master’s program abroad. At first, I was undecided about which country to choose, but after much deliberation and research, I settled for Sweden. Here are my top five reasons (in no order) for choosing to study abroad in Sweden.
Study Abroad with Family
For me, family is everything! I could not imagine myself travelling across the globe—thousands of miles away to another continent—without my family. Studying in Sweden meant that I could study abroad, and at the same time, create beautiful memories and new experiences with my husband and children. You know what they say, “the more, the merrier!”
Sweden is known for its rich multicultural and diverse society, which promotes inclusion and diversity. Deciding to study in Sweden availed me the opportunity to experience, not only the Swedish culture, but other cultures, thereby, building a global community of friends.
Learn a New Language
With a basic knowledge of French and professional knowledge of English, I was keen on trying my hands—or tongue—on a new language. I started out by learning Swedish on the Duolingo app, but have currently started SFI—Svenska fӧr invandrare—classes in one of the campuses in Gothenburg.
High-Quality Education System
Education and learning in Sweden is unique because of the method of instruction. Since the educational system is more practice-based than theory-based, studying in Sweden has opened my mind to a more critical, independent, and creative way of thinking. In addition, the Swedish education system promotes teamwork and collaboration skills that are essential for professional success.
Innovation and Sustainability
Sweden ranks as one of the most sustainable and innovative countries in the world. The decision to study abroad in Sweden has provided a first-hand opportunity for me to experience and participate in activities that promote sustainable development. More so, I get to co-create value with world-famous Swedish brands like IKEA, Volvo, H&M, Spotify, and who knows, someday, I may just request an autograph from ABBA!
There you have it. My top five reasons for choosing to study abroad in Sweden.
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About the Author
Hej! I am a Nigerian studying a Master of Science in Management at the University of Gothenburg. I have travelled around different countries in Africa, but this is my first time living and studying in another continent. I see living in a new country as an opportunity to learn a new culture, language, and create new networks and experiences. I will be posting about my experiences in Sweden, as a newbie, and sharing information to help you settle in fast. Enjoy!