I was excited to come to University of Agder because it seemed very modern with a high level of students and employees.
I come from Finland, where I attend Novia University of Applied Sciences in the town of Jakobstad. Here in Norway, I attend third year of Bachelor of Popular Music, but in Finland it would be my fourth year. I play electric bass as a main instrument. I have played bass for about 9 years, and choosing to study music felt natural since both of my parents are musicians.
Our campus in Jakobstad is called Campus Allegro, where we've got all the arts and cultural education in the same place so you can easily establish good connections with other students. The campus is very modern and also hosts concerts and other events in the Schauman Concert Hall.
Norway looked like a very beautiful country, and I heard that the people are very nice. I had never been here before and became curious to see it myself. I was excited to come to University of Agder because it seemed very modern with a high level of students and employees.
When I first came to the University of Agder, I thought the studies were interesting and modern, with good facilities. It was great to meet new people and make connections. The teachers are nice and have so much knowledge.
I really like the course offerings. My favorite is music technology, but I also love ensemble, where we can work in studio. It's a lot of fun and I learn so much from it.
Kristiansand is bigger than my hometown in Finland, but still not too much of a difference. I like the fact that you have nature so close, same as in my hometown. Kristiansand centrum feels cozy and small, but you still have a variety of cultural activities. Downtown is very beautiful, and I love walking around there.
I love hiking, and I’ve already been to Trolltunga. I would really like to go on more hikes to see more of the beautiful nature, and I’m planning a trip to Oslo as well.