Our new exchange students are here
The second of August there was a welcome meeting for our new exchange students who will study here at school of ICT this semester. The education coordinators for international students Birgitta Beskow and Cristina La Verde welcomed the students and informed them about how to get started as a student in Kista and representatives from the student union chapter also informed about their activities.
This semester, 102 exchange students are accepted to the School of ICT and around 60 of them were here at the meeting. The students who are from 16 different countries all over the world got to introduce themselves with their names and home universities. Two of them are Renske Uermolen from Holland and Federico Pevere from Italy.
What are you going to study here at KTH?
Renske: I will mostly take courses in information systems technology.
Federico: I am will study electronic devices so I will take courses in nano electronics and learn more about semi conductors.
Why did you choose Sweden and KTH?
Renske: I wanted to study in a country with high safety. I have been in Sweden on holiday before and I think it is a great country.
Federico: My teacher in Italy recommended me to study at KTH. It was the best choice from the universities I got to choose between in the Erasmus Mundus programme. But I also like the nordic countries.
What are your expectations for this semester?
Renske: To learn swedish and maybe get in touch with a company where I can do my master thesis.
Federico: I want to improve my english but I also look forward to study in an environment with many corporates nearby.
How do you like Sweden so far?
Renske: I think it is a nice atmosphere and here are also lots of nice people.
Federico: It is a green country without traffic jams for example and the people seems to be open minded.