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Stephen Ma

Stephen Ma

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Study course: Master in Communication

Why did you decide to study abroad?
Studying abroad had always appealed to me due to many advantages and factors. Not only learning the course you will be attending, you can learn a whole new language and improve your language skills along the way. Being away from your home culture allows you to experience new things each and every day. For instance, sharing your own differences with a class full of international students from all over the world was one thing I always wanted to be a part of. It has opened many more job prospects too forever increasing my network.

What made you decide on this university?
Studying in Sweden was already number 1 for me ever since I had previously studied in a much smaller city, Karlstad, during an Erasmus exchange programme within my Bachelor for a year. There was no question, I had to come back, and the University of Gothenburg was a must for its renowned courses, support and opportunities. The ratio for lecturers to students was also very impressive and Studyportals had been incredibly helpful in the influence of my decision.

How is your experience of studying abroad?
It has been amazing so far. To be back in the country that had influenced and shaped the way I am today, is a dream. I have met many new people from all over the world, learnt a lot of different phrases in multiple languages already and have just been enjoying life whilst studying with a cohort of great people. It is fun, lively and super engaging when everything from conversing to doing social activities, is new in comparison to your home culture. You are always learning something different.

Why do you think others should not miss out on studying at your university
Not only the ranking for The University of Gothenburg is very high, it’s level of support and confidence in valuing the students’ future is outstanding. It was very important for me to be in a place where you can call home. The city is beautiful and rather peaceful too. It is located on the west-coast of Sweden so you have an incredible view all the time wherever you are.