Mattias SVENSSON – University of Skövde – SWEDEN
My name is Mattias and I come from Sweden, from a little town called Skövde. And I study at the university of Skövde. I chose an exchange program because it’s something I always wanted to do It’s also interesting to get to know a lot of people from different regions of the World It gets to know me more socially and
integrated with the world. I chose Paris because it’s a so huge town worldwide known and apparently it’s the town who is the most visited by tourists in the world. So it’s gonna be something nice to it, which it is. I chose EMLV because it was the only one we have an exchange program with our university. Something that shocked me when I arrived in France is some people, not many it’s like 0.1 percent, who don’t want to speak English even if they know English. I think that since you’re in France, you visit France, then you must know French. I think I don’t know any French at all basically. It can become quite hard to communicate. I like Paris because it’s so crowded. Like everywhere you go and at any time, there is always a lot of people outside, which I like because it’s so boring being in a city where the streets are empty and it’s also nice of course when there is so many bars everywhere with people sitting and drinking wine and eating cheese and et caetera, everywhere you go. Why you should go to EMLV in Paris? It’s just basically… it’s pretty obvious that it’s a life-changing opportunity. It’s an easy opportunity to live in Paris. Studying in Paris, I get to know a lot of world people. It’s just… it feels like a must-to-do in life. Something I think it’s really great with the
school, they have a local gym which is pretty cheap. Even though the opening hours are pretty bad, it’s still great to have a place where we can go during the long breaks between classes. Right now, I live in the third district or “arrondissement” in Paris, which is like in the center of Paris, also called “Le Marais”. To get to school, I have to take 2 different metro lines: number eleven then number first. It takes around 30min to 1h and it’s super nice to see a lot of different people on the Metro every morning. Basically, I think it’s really cool to be outside of Sweden and study outside of Sweden Everything is different and you gotta speak English almost all the time which I love because you gotta practice your language skills and also learn more French.