8 hours and 35 min. That’s how long it took for us to hit the E4 road from Stockholm, stop at a Pizza Hut in a town i’ve never heard of before to finally reach our final destination: Åre! It is one of the leading scandinavian ski resorts right now and as a swede myself i found myself… Read More Wanna go Skiing in Sweden? Well i went to Åre Ski Resort, somewhere way up north.
This year, 2017, Fat Tuesday (Fettisdag) is on February 28. What is Fettisdag? Traditionally this day marks the beginning of the fast that will end on Ash Wednesday. In the old days Swedish people will celebrate by eating semlor on this day. Today, semlor are available during the whole month of February and in a variety of… Read More Celebrate Fat Tuesday With A Semla!
The new semester of the Master’s in Biomedicine started – and so did the new courses. This semester is packed with modules that are short in length (1 month each) and sometimes there is a little bit of free time in between (if you get lucky with the assignment groups) to spend on a trip!… Read More Making your way through the Nordic Countries 1 by 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark (vlog)
It’s important now, more than ever, that our young generation exchanges ideas on the future of Europe. With its scholarships, European Forum Alpbach (EFA) strives to present a European perspective through the sharing of groundbreaking knowledge and interdisciplinary debates. Conflicts and cooperative efforts are capable of destroying established entities, but can also give rise to… Read More European Forum Alpbach – applications for scholarships are now open!
More specifically I should say “Happy Lunar New Year!” Lunar New Year is the first day of the year based on the lunar calendar that calculates days using the lunar cycle. Although this calendar is ancient and no longer the official way to base on, the lunar calendar still heavily influences many Asian cultural traditions and… Read More HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Again)
It is true, I am not gonna lie: if you decide to go to the North of Sweden for a trip, it is probably going to be about seeing the Northern Lights. Because they are beautiful in pictures and who wouldn’t want to experience that in reality? But, as it turns out, the Northern Lights… Read More 11 things to do in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, except for seeing the Northern lights
The one thing I can guarantee you, with 100% certainty is that if you end up enrolling at Karolinska Institutet, you will be doing lots of studying. You will be doing one assignment after another, studying for one course after another. There is no way around it so what can you do to ‘spice’ up… Read More Coffee shops and study spots for when you want a change of scenery
What are you potentially signing up for in terms of student life by applying to KI? Have a peek inside a current KI student’s calendar to get an idea about the various outside the classroom activities organized by KI . Kick off your Swedish experience by attending the introduction week! Introduction week starts off with a three day intensive Swedish… Read More A peek inside a KI student’s calendar
In a previous post, I wrote about the festivities leading up to Christmas in Sweden and promised that I would write about Christmas Eve itself in the next blog. Here it comes! Food glorious food In my Swedish family, on the 24th of December, we wake up to a breakfast of rice pudding (eaten with… Read More Christmas in Sweden
Hej hej! It’s December and that means Christmas is here. Taking a break from all the study related posts, I decided that today I would write a blog on how I spent my Christmas in Stockholm before flying home for the holidays. And so, the first ever Christmas related activity I did was going to the… Read More My Christmas celebration in Sweden!