Student statements

Meet students from different countries who talk about their experience at VIA's summer schools in Horsens and Aarhus.

Ingrid Festø

Ingrid Festøe

Norway, Occupational therapy

“I think the theme for this Health Summer School is relevant to many different educations, since dementia is an international illness. It is important for everyone to know about the technological possibilities. The classes here have been exciting, and I would definitely recommend it to my class mates.”
Ann Christin

Ann-Christin Lindenau

Germany, Nutrition & Health

“The practical visits to the nursing homes were very interesting, and it was impressive to see the caregiving philosophy in practice. I can now picture myself working in an institution like that in the future. I also like the fact that VIA offers overlapping courses between the different fields of study. This way, the different professions learn to work together as they are supposed to in their future work lives.”
Adam Mcmurray

Adam McMurray

Ireland, Engineering

“My field of study is engineering, so I am focused on how I can develop technology to improve healthcare practices. During this course I have learned that it is important for engineers to work together with other professions such as nurses, occupational therapists, radiologists, etc., in order to get a broader knowledge.”
Sumaio Mohamed

Sumaio Mohamed

Denmark, Radiography

”The summer school is very well organized, and I gained a lot from it. I got to see the caring aspect from different angles and I have a better impression of how the sector works and how the educations work together.“
Ruan Xuelei

Ruan Xuelei

China, Nursing

“Being here, I have learned a lot about welfare technology and personal care in relation to dementia. I think these topics are very useful and meaningful. The education that VIA University has given us is professional, and I am really impressed by the technology that we have seen in the nursing homes.”

Ana Christina

Ana Christina Riano

Spain, Architecture

”I have learned a lot during the three weeks that I’ve spent here. It’s been really inspiring to learn a new approach to construction that is different from what I have previously worked with – if I could decide for myself, I would prefer to use this working method in the future.”
Lasse Nitchke

Lasse Nitchke

Denmark, Mechanical engineering

“It’s been very interesting to be a part of summer school – both academically and socially it has been a good experience. I have been involved in the social part quite a lot, mostly because it’s been great to spend time together with the other students who are different from me and the culture that I am familiar with.”
Alessia Diaddabbo

Alessia Diaddabbo

Italy, Architecture

”In Italy, lectures and classes are much more formal than in Denmark. Here in Denmark, the relationship with the professors is friendly and casual, which has been quite surprising to me. I believe it is easier to learn new things when the relationship with the professors is as close as it is here.”