I extended my program from 6 weeks to 9 weeks because it was über fun. Started the course with almost zero knowledge of Swedish to being able to construct sentences and write short paragraphs. That is how intensive the course is. At the same time, there are also many evening activities organized by UISS to let us learn about the Swedish culture. Therefore one needs to be prepared to work hard and be disciplined to attend classes and do the homework, while still attending those activities.
I made lots of friends from all over the world – e.g Jordan, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, USA, UK, Holland, Germany, Belgium and so on… A quote from my new close friend Rebecca while toasting at our group dinner “To good friends who quickly became true friends”. Being together for a period of time allows initial strangers to bond quickly and strongly as friends.
The assistants were always helpful and friendly. One can at any time depend on them for help or advice. Thanks to Emma, Ruud, Niki, Felix and Angelica for making my stay in UISS a wonderful experience. And to Henrik for the beautiful songs that you taught us to help with our pronunciation, to Adam for your patience in explaining the grammar and the fun ways to let us remember our vocabulary and to Malin for the interesting teaching methods (listening to songs and playing games). And not forgetting the teachers of my afternoon classes: Johan for widening my view on the Arts History (paintings, murals, architecture etc), André for the fun plays and singing and lastly to Urika for the wonderful games and all of them improved my Swedish at the same time.
To sum it all up: I enjoyed myself so much that I will be back again in 2016… UISS, vanta på mig. Jag kommer tillbaka nästa år. UISS är en jätterolig kurs. Alskar dig.