Our Citizens of Change: Stine K Werge, Study Abroad student

Posted by nm365 at Sep 25, 2020 09:25 AM |
“I had the best time ever during my exchange at UoL!”

Stine K Werge, a former University of Leicester Study Abroad student studied in the School of Business, through the Erasmus scheme, from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

“I had to do a certain amount of points for the classes to be transferred to my home university, so I chose to take Strategic Brand Management and Consumer Behaviour and Introduction to Media and Communication. The media and communication class I took because I met the teacher Allison at an open house event and she is the most passionate teacher I’ve ever met, so I really wanted to take her class.”

As Stine was in her final year when she came to Leicester to study abroad, she reflects on how it felt initially starting, and why she knew she’d made the right choice with Leicester: “It can be super intimidating because you are in a different country kind of all alone, but everyone is so sweet and welcoming. I really wish I could come back.”

“I chose Leicester because I read some really good reviews from previous students who had visited from my university as well. I also decided to travel and visit an open house event, to get a taste of how the atmosphere was and to see campus and Leicester city. When I visited the open house, I already knew I was accepted at the university, and I was so happy because I got reassured that it was the right decision.”

Stine has now graduated from her home university and is going on to study her master's degree in International Business Communication in September. Her original plan was to return to Leicester, but due to the current circumstances, she decided against this and chose to stay at home.

She commented: “I just graduated from my university with a BA in English and Organisational Communication and my master's degree is in Copenhagen. I looked into doing it in Leicester, but because of corona I was put off. But I am looking into doing another exchange or an internship in the UK.

“I had the best time ever during my exchange at UoL. I met some of my best friends from all over the world which I still talk to every day.”

We asked Stine to offer some tips to students who are newly starting in September. She said: “My top tips would be to keep an open mind and know that everyone is in the same situation just trying to make friends. I went to a lot of the social gatherings held at the accommodation I lived. I also went to the fair with all the social clubs where everyone was super friendly.”

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