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My semesters abroad in Carinthia – Owusu Mensah

A semester abroad does not only mean to study in another country, it has many advantages: you experience a foreign and new culture, improve your social skills and make new friends. With the study abroad experiences from our students from foreign countries you can get a glimpse of what life and studying is at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.


  • Country of origin: Ghana, Afrika
  • Study Program: Communication Engineering (Master)

Owusu Mensah from Africa and scholarship holder of the Ernst Mach Grant for students from non-European countries spent two semesters 2021 in Carinthia, studying “Communication Engineering” at Campus Klagenfurthere’s what he’s saying about his experience.



What did you expect before coming to Austria?

I anticipated to meet very cold weather and most people would prefer communicating in German to English.

Isaac Owusu Mensah, Keren Baidoo, Matthew Bio, Eliska Pravenková, Agata Sukhar and Mirela Imsirovic spent their semester abroad at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.

What surprised you here?

Almost everybody can speak little bit of English so communication isn’t all that difficult if you only speak English.

How do you cope with the studies at CUAS?

Studies are normal here, the lecturers really take their time to explain concept to the students.

Was it challenging for you and if yes in what way?

It is a bit of a challenge because of money and the lessons requires a practical working experience of which I have not and also not the opportunity to have that.

How do you get to know Austria in your free time?

I ride on bicycle to the city of Klagenfurt and also watch videos about the history of Austria

Would you come to Austria without the Scholarship Program?

It would have been very difficult for me to Austria without the scholarship program.

How did you find out about Ernst Mach Scholarship?

From University department and other beneficiaries of the scholarship program.




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