Having only local knowledge is not enough, and I wanted a broader perspective.
Master's in business administration
Vaileth Barden is from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and interned at the UiA School of Business and Law for her internship.
What do you do at your internship?
- My main tasks are marketing and communication, both for the university in general and for the UiA School of Business and Law.
Why did you choose UiA for your exchange?
- I had never heard of UiA before I looked into the different exchange programs available at my university. But I had heard good things about Norway and I was excited to go. Having only local knowledge is not enough, and I wanted a broader perspective.
How has your stay here been?
- It’s been very interesting to experience a different culture, and some things here are very different from Tanzania. There are a lot of breaks in class, which I am not used to, and the infrastructure is very impressive.
Would you recommend the exchange program to others?
- Definitely! Norway is a great place to be, especially if you never have been to Europe before. I have met many different people here that I believe will be very important for me further in life.
- Get to know Norway a little bit before you go. Read about the culture, climate and what to expect.
- You need to have Norwegian money in cash when you come.
- Be prepared for a lot of digital tools. Norway is very digital, and a lot of communication and information happens online.