Everything you need to know before moving into KI’s student housing Jägargatan

Preparing for your move to Stockholm is such an exciting time, but I know it can also feel stressful as you plan and prepare all the necessary things including flights, packing, housing, etc. I remember for myself, I had a lot of anxiety thinking about where I was going to live. When I received my… Read More Everything you need to know before moving into KI’s student housing Jägargatan

A guide to navigating health insurance as a dual citizen

If you are a Dual Citizen (or more!) and are coming to Karolinska Institutet on your European Union passport, but do not currently reside in Europe, this blog is for you. Although having an EU passport is awesome and will make your transition much easier, there also are a few challenges to consider. I came… Read More A guide to navigating health insurance as a dual citizen

5 tips to navigating Stockholm’s healthcare services

Sweden is famous for its strong public health and the universal healthcare system; However, when moving to a new place, it can be hard to navigate services.  KI health services KI offers student health services, however the services available are not exhaustive. They offer support for stress, anxiety, study issues, vaccinations, workplace injury, etc. Your… Read More 5 tips to navigating Stockholm’s healthcare services

First HPP course review: Introduction to Planning and Program Development

This is the first year that the Masters in Public Health Sciences has offered two streams, epidemiology and the new health promotion and prevention (HPP) stream. During the first semester both streams were together for all classes and “Introduction to Planning and Program Development” was the first course (ever!) only for the HPP stream. The… Read More First HPP course review: Introduction to Planning and Program Development

Course review: Collecting and Organizing Epidemiological Data

This course primarily focused on the practical skills we will use in public health. This was a very exciting course because it was the first assignment that brought together all the concepts and technical skills we learnt so far in the program to a research topic of our interest.  Overall, I think this course was… Read More Course review: Collecting and Organizing Epidemiological Data

How to balance having the travel bug and being a full-time student

Travelling is something that is always on my mind and the opportunity to travel around Europe was a big draw for me to make the move from Canada to Stockholm. However, finding the right balance while being a full-time student can be tricky at first, while you are trying to navigate a new school which… Read More How to balance having the travel bug and being a full-time student

What to expect from the infamous Biostatistics 1 course

Introduction Biostatistics is the kind of course people often strongly like or dislike. However, majoring in Public Health, Biostatistics is a fundamental part of our program and future career. Biostatistics was a course I felt stressed for as I did not know how hard it would be or if I would be behind. Before coming… Read More What to expect from the infamous Biostatistics 1 course