Andrea Gavazzi, teacher education student in Italy, spent the autumn semester 2015 in Stockholm.
Andrea Gavazzi, teacher education student in Italy, spent the autumn semester 2015 in Stockholm.


Through an international exchange like Erasmus you can make an experience that you can't make in your own country, you can get to know new people from other countries and cultures and you can practise a new language.

I study swedish in my home university and I chose Stockholm instead of Falun because I thought it would be more interesting to study in Stockholm.

Big difference to live alone

Since in my own country I live with my family, the biggest difference was to live alone and I saw that it worked.

Other differences I've noticed are that in my home university we have less homeworks but we spend more time at classes. My home university is smaller and organised differently (for exemple there might be classes overlapping making it difficult to follow the whole schedule properly).

At Stockholm University there is more interaction during classes between students and teachers and that was a bit surprising for me in the beginning. Both in Genoa and in Stockholm teachers are kind and willing to help you.

Regarding the city I can say that it was not the first time I came to Stockholm so I already knew the place and I liked it. I also liked the university.

An amazing time

To someone who's considering to study abroad or to a fellow teacher education student I would say "Do it!" because there aren't many chances in one's lifetime to experience an amazing time like that. Moreover I improved my language skills during my time abroad and this might help me in the future for the job I'm looking for.

It's also important to mantain a connection with the "world" I got to know there. I have some friends who study at Stockholm University so I will keep in touch with them but I can also keep in touch via e-mail with my coordinator or my teachers.

Andrea Gavazzi