Why is there an increasing number of students attracted to Scandinavian countries?
It is true that people in Norway, Sweden and Denmark are considered to be the Happiest. In addition, these countries are chosen for their English language skills. This explains why Scandinavian countries are becoming top destinations.
Your experience in the Scandinavian countries
Northern European countries enjoy a high quality of life. The Scandinavians are adapting to sustainable development. They enjoy a “right to nature”, i.e. they are allowed to pick the fruit and flowers from the trees in public parks.
Moreover, Scandinavian countries have an outstanding education system. It is the best education system in the world. Indeed, education is almost free, thanks to the State, which implements various laws and aids for the success of young people.
Paradoxically, daily life is very expensive. To live properly in the northern European countries, you need to spend at least 1,000 euros per month as a student.
Norway is a bewitching country with fjords and Lapland within reach. But beware, it is also the most expensive country in Europe. So prepare yourself financially before you leave.
The financial aspect is an important one when it comes to Norway. Indeed, you will also need to have a budget of 1,200 euros per month minimum to live in Norway.
If you choose to do an internship in Norway, the ecology, education, tourism and sea fields offer various possibilities. Internships in these fields will be quick to find. The Nordic countries are also leading the import and export industry.
Even though Sweden is a little cheaper than Norway, it is still an expensive place to do an internship abroad. Indeed, you need to budget around 1,000 euros per month to live properly in Sweden.
Choosing Sweden for your internship can be a good compromise. It is true that Sweden has made technological progress. The areas of ecology, justice, education and culture are also highly developed.
Sweden and France differ a lot culturally and socially. Going to this country you will be confronted with a significant cultural change.
Sweden is a country bordering Norway, Denmark and Finland, so you can take advantage of your weekends to enjoy and discover new horizons. Flying and ferrying are the two easiest ways to travel to these countries.
Similarly to Norway and Sweden, Denmark is relatively expensive.
Despite this, Denmark ranks as one of the happiest countries. Indeed, trust has the place of honor in this country. The relationship of the inhabitants is based on trust.
This means that if the children are out, the question of safety never arises. Denmark also impresses with its dynamic economy and thriving culture.
Numerous sectors are possible for your internship in this country, such as engineering, industry, marketing, communication, tourism…
During your internship or stay in Denmark, you can enjoy a very colorful architecture. Take advantage of this experience to discover a new way of living and working.
Scandinavian countries may seem expensive to experience. However, you will discover a new culture and feel the quality of life. These countries are ideal for enriching your knowledge and open-mindedness.
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- Which destination should you choose to do your Erasmus+?
- What are the financial contributions for your Erasmus+ project ?
- How to go on an Erasmus+ mobility ?