Study and Work Abroad

Competency aims:

  • Locate, elaborate on and discuss international educational options and employment option
  • Use digital tools in an independent, critical and creative manner in the gathering of information, and in the communication and presentation of his or her own material
  • Present material from course oral and written

Imagine you are a student who is rather tired of Ålesund and its climate, and you long to experience a new culture, somewhere abroad.

Therefore, you plan to study abroad next year, but you are not quite sure where yet. Perhaps the education fair at Fagerliahallen could be inspirational, but you need to find other options than those presented there.

1: First, you need to find out what you want to study and where. You can take this test if you need inspiration.

2: Choose a university/learning institution in a country you would like to know more about, and make a brief presentation and share this with your group. Your presentation should last approximately 3-4 minutes and you should include what you can study there, what it costs, what activities they offer and why you would like to study here.

3: Write a personal letter or statement to the university/learning institution that tells about yourself- your hopes, ambitions, life experiences and inspirations. You could focus on your background and how this has shaped your dreams and aspirations, or tell about a personal talent or quality, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. How does this relate to what person you are? Remember to write persuasively. Here are some samples of a personal statement and you could also listen to Tim Minchin’s nine life lessons speech for inspiration.


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