Who are we?
Nordic Study Abroad Conference (NSAC) is a non-profit all-year-round international student community and annual conference, which aims to inspire and help ambitious Nordic students to study abroad. Our organisation consists entirely of students - a group of tremendously hardworking and driven volunteers, who’s motivation sparks from their own desire to study at one of the best universities in the world, as well as making a difference for other ambitious Nordic students.
We are politically neutral, and all our revenues are strictly reserved for NSAC purposes. This also means that none of the students working on the Organising Team behind NSAC receive any remuneration. Nevertheless, we gladly commit to the NSAC cause because our mission is to foster future generations of talented Nordic students, who are international and diverse citizens of a globalised world!
Once a year, we host a conference - the Nordic Study Abroad Conference - which connects 200-250 of the best Nordic students with top universities and leading international high-achieving professionals. This platform, which covers everything from traditional presentations to breakout sessions and panel discussions, provides students the exquisite opportunity to interact directly with the best institutions in the world, to gather the information and inspiration they need to pursue world-class education. In all, this day inspires young Nordic students to indulge in the single most important investment there is - themselves! Read more about our annual conference here.
The NSAC Community is an all-year round student network, which connects students to one another all the time. On our website, Facebook page, Instagram profile and more, we share study abroad anecdotes on life as an international student of the world. In addition we share information on various application and admission processes, funding opportunities, study abroad events, etc. – all with the purpose to help Nordic students in their pursuit of world-class education.
The Founders of NSAC
JONAS THOMSEN SEKYERE AND NICHOLAS BENDT
The Nordic Study Abroad Conference was founded in 2011 by Co-Founders Jonas Thomsen Sekyere and Nicholas Bendt. The idea originates with the personal stories of these two young men, as they shared the dream of studying abroad at a top university, yet had both experienced a lack of inspiration and information on world-class education from their surroundings. Upon research, Jonas and Nicholas discovered that they were not the only ones to feel that way. Nordic students are significantly underrepresented among top schools abroad, and many students today have either never considered studying at a top university abroad, or dismissed it because they lacked support, understanding, inspiration, and information.
In light of this, Jonas and Nicholas developed the idea of a Nordic Study Abroad Conference - a unique platform that facilitates connectivity between Nordic students and top universities, where undergraduate and graduate students can approach the university of their dreams directly, and gather the information they are lacking. Furthermore, students are provided the giving opportunity of meeting like-minded students with whom they can share their stories and dreams of studying abroad.