"In my programme, the professors try to balance theory with case studies, which I really like."
Adriele studied in the master's in business and internationalisation programme at the Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics.
PhotoUlrika Bergfors Kriström
Why did you choose to study at Umeå University?
Sweden is internationally well known for its high quality in education. Umeå University offers one very interesting MSc programme in my field and a variety of scholarships to support non-European students like me. Plus, the location of the university offers a very unique opportunity to experience life in the north being in an international environment.
What do you like most about your degree programme?
As a business student, I believe that it is important to balance practical and theoretical courses. In my programme, the professors try to balance theory with case studies, which I really like. I also like the group works because they allow us to interact with Swedish and other international students, building a global network inside the University.
What do you do when you are not studying?
I usually hang out with friends. We barbecue at the lake, go hiking, cook together and go to parties. People in Umeå are very friendly and it is the perfect place to make new friends from around the world.
What has been your most memorable moment so far?
My most memorable moments here are related to the weather and nature. As I come from a place literally in the other side of the world, it has been a very extreme experience. I will never forget when the temperature was almost -30°C and no one really cared, people were still walking and biking outside. The northern lights are also unforgettable, I have seen it many times here, but every new time is special.
What would you say or what advice would you give to another international student thinking of attending Umeå University?
Umeå University offers a good environment to study and enjoying student life. They are also very welcoming, helpful and concerned with the well being of students. If you found an interesting programme or course here, I would more than recommend you this experience. Keep an open mind for new experiences and cultures, and you will probably have a good time here.