Dalarna University Welcomes More International Students

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An introduction day was held on Monday, September 10, to welcome a large group of international students who this coming semester will be taking the University's successful course package English for Academic Purposes.
Ayna Avdolahi from Iran at Campus Falun on the first day of the course package in English for Academic Purposes.
Ayna Avdolahi from Iran at Campus Falun on the first day of the course package in English for Academic Purposes.

The introduction day welcomed 30 of the in total 50 students who are set to take the course package, the aim of which is to provide students with the language skills in English that they require to pursue further studies at the university level.

One such student was Ayna Abdolahi from Iran, who is excited about the prospect of studying in Sweden.

"I searched online for a university all over the world, and Sweden looked like a good choice, so I applied," she says.

The other students in the course package are from a number of other countries, such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Most will be here for one semester, although some like Ayna plan to apply for programmes after the completion of the four courses that are included in the course package.

"I'll stay for six months and will then apply to a master's programme," continues Ayna.

What did you know about Sweden before your arrival?

"I knew that all Scandinavian countries offer quality education, and when I came as a tourist to Sweden four years ago, I liked the country right away. It is a good country with nice people here."

How does it feel to be here now as a student?

"It feels exciting," concludes Ayna.