Why exchange?

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"You really feel valued and part of an academic world. (..) [W]e had lecturers that were experts in entomology, microbiology, fungi and plant science and all the lectures looked at interactions between different elements in an agricultural system. We also did mini-project with a PhD student - some of us in the lab, greenhouse, field trials etc. I really recommend it!" (Katie, agroecology).

Why exchange

Cross cultural competence is more important than ever. International experience combined with expertise in various majors are increasingly in demand in the labor market. NMBU provides many opportunities to take part of your degree abroad through sound partnerships with good universities all over the world.

A semester or two abroad can give you academic benefits and new and enriched professional knowledge , but also opportunities to form friendships and networks across national boundaries. Studying and living in another country offers a unique opportunity to see the world from a new perspective, and it offers a golden opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language.

Arguments for going on exchange:

  1. New proffesional insight and expertise
  2. Career benefits
  3. International contacts and network
  4. Improved language skills
  5. Cultural competence
  6. Memories for life
  7. Personal development

Erasmus Impact Study shows that students on exchange develops positive qualities like curiosity, problem-solving abilities, self confidence and tolerance. This makes them attractive employees. 

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Published 2. January 2009 - 11:00 - Updated 9. December 2016 - 12:28

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