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Experience Sharing of an exchange Student under the GENDIG Project

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My name is Fionah Agaba Barbra, cohort 2022/2024 M.A Gender Studies. I was nominated by the Gender and Digitalisation (GENDIG) project to participate in the exchange programme that is funded under ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship. My adventure as an exchange student from the vibrant campus of Makerere University in Uganda to the picturesque landscapes of Norway at the University of Agder began on 9th August 2023. Boy, oh boy! has it been an exhilarating odyssey that spans continents and ideologies. 

My perceptions across cultural, academic, social, and political realms have been challenged within this short period of time but what an enriching journey it is. I’ve woven together diverse perspectives, forged connections that transcend borders through dynamic social interactions, and insightful discussions with the other students in my Global Development Studies Masters program. I’m truly excited about what the next four months have in store for Alfred Andama and I. I look forward to this being a transformative period that will expand my intellectual horizons and also deepen my cultural sensitivities, especially in understanding the different gender dynamics of Norway. 

Thank you to the School of Women and Gender Studies Makerere University, Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap and Universitetet I Adger for this amazing opportunity.