Hugo de Boer
Where do you come from?
The Netherlands, but now I live here in Sweden.
What did you study at SLU?
Biology and some Plant Science
What do you work with now?
I am a Ph.D. student in Systematics.
Tell us about your time at SLU
I have very fond memories of my exchange year. I came here with my girlfriend and we loved Sweden so much that we decided to buy a house here. So we found a great cottage outside of Uppsala and bought it. We moved to Sweden permanently a few years later. We now have three kids.
What was the best thing about studying at SLU?
The interesting courses.
What do you like the most about Sweden?
I love the friendly people and the beautiful landscape. The Netherlands is so flat and organised, and there are too many people. Sweden has such a pretty countryside and nature.
Would you recommend going on exchange at SLU to others?
Yes, most definitely. Sweden is great, and there is no better way to learn a language than to study overseas.