During his co-op work term in Bangalore, India Andreas Hovland visited the largest elephant conservation farm in the world.

Students, Anthropology, Economics, Convocation

Undergrad takes on the full university experience: Andreas Hovland

June 08, 2016

Travelling halfway across the world from Norway to study at SFU, Andreas Hovland was looking for a new experience and a competitive global education.

“Norway is amazing, I could have gotten a great, free education,” says Hovland. “But I just wanted more. I wanted a serious challenge and a global education. That’s why I chose SFU, an institution known for its global connections.”

Challenging himself each semester, Hovland completed a major in anthropology, a second major with honours in economics, four co-op work terms, four semesters as a research assistant and four terms as a teaching assistant (TA)—all within just five years.

In his last semester he received an award for best thesis paper, and another for achieving the highest cumulative grade point average among economics honours graduates.