Exchange report - incoming teachers
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Home university: Universidad del Azuay
Study programme: Medicine
Exchange programme: Linnaeus-Palme
Semester: Spring semester 2018/2019
Duration: 23
Name: Pedro Gonzalez
Email address:


<p>The apartment was very comfortable, for me, my wife and my little daughter. The only problem we had was that the taxi driver who brought us from the airport could not find the address of the apartment and behaved rudely with us.</p>

Language and Culture

<p>All classes and activities were taught in English, so I did not have any communication problems. The Swedish culture is fascinating, and I felt safe and supported most of the time. My wife and my little daughter traveled with me and they had an excellent impression of the Swedish culture</p>

Leisure time

<p>In addition to the conference on "Re-thinking higher education" there were no other social activities. However that allowed me to use part of that free time in walking around the city and visiting its many museums and tourist attractions.</p>


<p>Excellent Program. It was great to travel with my family.</p>

Other activities

<p>I think that one of the most important strengths of the teachers exchange, are those "extra" activities that allow us to plan common projects and generate academic linkage. I was able to meet many people and plan some common activities which are written in detail in the section: miscellaneous.</p>


<p>Everything was fine. Explanation letters were extremely clear.</p>


<p>I have already sent a letter with my own reflections.</p>


<p>Similarities:UDA and KI use Problem based learning.Differences:At Learning enviroments ara designed for small groups activities and I found them really nice and very well equiped.The main teacher is usually accompanied by a PhD student or someone of a higher level, that has two very important benefits: 1) The main teacher is unconcerned about the organization and logistics. 2) the assistant acquires teaching skills.There was a very close relationship between teachers and students. This has two sides: good: Students feel free to ask and comment. Bad, Some students are disrispectful to the teacher. There is always a coffee break. I think this creates a more relaxed environment and avoids intellectual fatigue</p>

Teaching hours

<p>Im sorry I didn't see the students schedule, and I'm not aware of their total activities.</p>