The newest issue of LEVE! has an international theme

2018-10-15 

The new issue of LEVE! is all about online exchange studies and internationalisation from different perspectives. You will meet a lot of people who are passionate about broadening their views.

Online exchange studies are becoming more and more popular at the University of Gävle. In the magazine you can read about this and meet students, teachers and other people who all are interested in exchange studies and international perspectives.

“Travelling abroad during your studies is the best thing you can do. You get to learn about a new country, a new culture and a new language. I’m taking a Swedish course right now. You see what other people and countries think about education while also getting to travel and discover the world,” says Lea Fobbe, a German doctoral student at the University of Gävle.

You also get to meet Sandra Lantz, a university lecturer in religious didactics, who has more than one string to her bow. When not visiting temples in Asia, she’s working part-time as a soldier or singing at weddings and christenings.

She teaches religion to students in both the Upper Secondary Teacher Education Programme and the Humans Culture Religion Programme at the University of Gävle.

Sandra Lantz, lärare i religionsvetenskap på högskolan i Gävle

“I have always been fascinated by temples, churches and other similar buildings, and the sense of community and peace around them. Overall, religion is a bit of a loaded and engaging topic. And my interest in the historical aspect of religion derives from my own view that if we cannot understand our history, how can we understand our present?”

In addition to her university job, she also works part-time as a soldier, and last summer she was part of the firefighting efforts to put out the large forest fires in Hälsingland.

“At one point, I was just ten metres away from the fire. But the only thing I had in my head was that I had to keep going and deliver fuel to the pumps because otherwise the fire would get worse. So I didn’t feel any fear. But of course I was aware of my tiny existence when I saw the power of those ten-metre high flames so close to me and I could feel the heat through the truck.”

The magazine is available in digital form on our external web.

Text: Anna Sällberg

Photo: Britt Mattsson

Published by: Anna Sällberg Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2018-10-15
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