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Simon Hoeflich

Simon was born and raised in Hannover, Germany. With a Swedish mother, Simon enjoyed a head start on his peers when it came to understanding Swedish society. “I have always had a Swedish passport but have not been able to speak the language. I felt as if I ought to learn a little more about my roots.”

Simon came to Sweden back in 2003, initially studying in Jönköping for a few years before relocating to Gothenburg in 2007. Despite not intending to stay on a long term basis, he currently has a Swedish girlfriend and is studying Teacher Training at the University of Gothenburg.

“Soon I will have been living in Sweden for ten years, so I can scarcely consider myself an exchange student,” he says. “Student life in Gothenburg suits me down to the ground. It may not be the biggest city in the world, but there is always something to do here. I also really like the fact that Gothenburg is not so student orientated. It’s good to spend time with ‘genuine’ Gothenburgers as well, not just students, so you can get to know the city from another perspective. Another advantage is that the university is not restricted to a single campus, but quite spread out. This makes it easier to see more of the city, which I see as a plus.”

Simon will soon become a fully qualified upper secondary school German teacher. During his time in Gothenburg, he has also read German Literary Studies extensively. “We’ll see what happens when I complete my studies. I could even choose to work as a teacher in Germany by reading supplementary courses, although I haven’t made any firm plans at this
stage. For now, the future is an open book.”

Simon Hoeflich, Germany, studies Teacher Training in German and English.

Meet also Na-Rhee, Shashank and Gabriela, a selection of our international students, as well as Robert, a Theatre Studies lecturer in the magazine Study Humanities.

Study Humanities - Meet five people at the Faculty of Arts in Gothenburg (2013)

Fotograf: Kristian Sahlberg, Mecka
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