Where Are They Now? #016: Daniel (Norway)
A Nor-weegie Speaks
Student Tours Scotland catches up with another former student from five years ago. This time we hit up Norway and speak with Daniel.
Student Tours Scotland (STS): Thanks for taking the time to do a Where Are They Now interview. It's been around four years since you studied in Glasgow, Scotland. Introduce yourself for us: name, where you are from and one random fact about yourself.
Daniel (D): I'm Daniel from Norway and I have a cat called Sushi!
STS: What do you miss the most about Glasgow and Scotland?
D: I think it is like most places: a combination of things that make the stay unique and memorable. The people and the things we did together is what I miss, and those things are of course shaped by the atmosphere of Scotland/ Glasgow (you need to get a little crazy to cope with the weather however). The sense of unity and comradship with so many different people from so many nations is something I have not experienced before or after my Glasgow semester, and is defintly the thing i miss the most.
STS: What one place in Scotland was your favourite?
D: Well for beauty I think Stirling Castle or Loch Lomond, for most good memories it was our kitchen at Caledonian Court.
STS: Do you think it's important to get out and about in Glasgow and Scotland when you study here?
D: For sure! I think to get the max out of the stay and studies it is important to get out and experience different things than your desktop. There is a lot of differnet things to see and experience, and it will allow your mind a break from the studies and give renewed energies. Atleast it worked that way for me.
STS: But enough about Scotland. What are you doing with yourself now?
D: Well after Glasgow I went back and finished my BSc in Computer Enginering. I then went on a program to become a MSc in Systems Engineering while working in a Norwegian company producing jet engines. As part of this program I studied a semster in New York, which was a totally different experience than my stay in Scotland. Now I work as a Project Engineer in a company in Norway producing communication equipment. I also got engaged to a wonderful Norwegian girl and we have bought a home toghter.
STS: Have you been back in Scotland since you first left?
D: Yes I have been back two times I think and I dont plan on it to being the last. I have also visisted some of the people I meet in Glasgow in other places in Europe.
STS: If you could offer any one piece of survival advice to someone about to study in Scotland what would it be?
D: Get out, meet people and see differnt aspects of the city and the country together. There are so many things to see and experience, and so many connections to make and memories to collect.
STS: Cheers Daniel!
Posted on 18th November 2013 : permalink