December is the month when Sweden is covered in gloom and people light candles and put Christmas lights in the windows to break up the utter darkness in the street. The lack of sun affects everybody, and many traditions are dedicated to it. One of the traditions is Lucia Day. You might have seen the… Read More Magic Lucia Day
*based on my experience in KI. If you are still in doubt about applying to KI and interested in Public Health, let me clear up some things. I am very happy with my choice – to study Public Health exactly in Karolinska Institutet, even though I applied for 3 other universities all over Sweden. … Read More 5 reasons to study Public Health in Sweden*
Got you! Please, don’t fail! Applying for a Master’s programme was a really stressful period in my life. Honestly, the day after I uploaded all documents I found the first few grey hairs in my head! I’m not going to tell you how to not to be admitted. However, let me share with you what… Read More 7 ways to fail your application
The Widerströmska building feels alive again, thanks to the new students. Here and there you can hear how future health care professionals introduce each other and share their backgrounds and dreams. This week we had some events within our department that I’d like to share with you =) Our building belongs to both the Department… Read More One day in the Department of Public Health
Coming back to Stockholm feels amazing! I’m happy to be back to the study routine and friends. However, for many of you this year had started in the new environment and I understand that despite the fact that it was your dream for many years, it might be more challenging than you expected. Therefore, I… Read More Facing challenges as a new student
Come to India with an open heart, they said. You will be shocked but you will like it, they said. I’m shocked, I like Kolkata and I explore the city and the country with an open heart. This past winter I noticed a cake sale in the KI hall and their brownies were so delicious,… Read More Volunteering in India: healthcare, pads and other surprises
June is the perfect month: school is over (for a while) and I’m rushing North to celebrate Midsommar! This is a Swedish celebration dedicated to the middle of the summer. Wait, what? Middle of summer? Yes, kids. 21 of June is the middle of Swedish summer. Welcome to the North. Apparently, there are just 21… Read More Midsommar
At least, that’s how my classmates from SFI (“Swedish for immigrants”) joke but mostly because we are unsatisfied with our own progress. If you learn slow, that’s not necessarily the school’s fault. And let me explain why! First of all, I encourage you to apply to SFI. Whether you’re a current student or thinking about… Read More SFI – Swedish for idiots?
“One year of love is better than a lifetime alone!” Queen As most of you are currently applying for accommodations, I think it would be fun to share my experience of living in Jägargatan – a student accomodation, located in the most hipster area of Stockholm, Södermalm. When I got the email that I got… Read More Jägargatan – one year of love
Back home we say that it’s better to be first in your village rather than second in Rome. So Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden. Does size matter? Especially, if it has other attractions and has a great personality? Even though I always say that my love of Stockholm is uncontrollable and infinite,… Read More Cheating on Stockholm with Gothenburg: Is it worth it?