11 things to do in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, except for seeing the Northern lights

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

Coffee shops and study spots for when you want a change of scenery

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

A peek inside a KI student’s calendar

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

6 reasons you should visit Lappland this winter.

At the beginning of the semester, all the  digital ambassadors talked about the number one things we wanted to do whilst in Sweden.  Visit Lappland was on most people’s list. Not surprising since a visit to Lappland means you could meet Santa Claus and/or pretend to be Princess Elsa for the day 🙂 For those… Read More 6 reasons you should visit Lappland this winter.

Bonding with classmates over Swedish Christmas traditions (and a cool idea to organize a group trip)

With Christmas approaching, one cannot help but spread the joy among friends. I believed before moving to Sweden that I would make friends from my Master’s course, but little did I know that in just 4 months, I would feel like I am among family! The BioMed Master’s fam proved its worth in a lavish… Read More Bonding with classmates over Swedish Christmas traditions (and a cool idea to organize a group trip)

The Nobel week has begun – a briefing on Alfred Nobel and the prizes

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was part of a well-known family. He descended from O. Rudbeck, the best Swedish technical genius in the 17th century, when Sweden was a great power in northern Europe. Alfred Nobel himself, was a cosmopolitan, he lived in Petersburg, Stockholm and Paris. He was an inventor… Read More The Nobel week has begun – a briefing on Alfred Nobel and the prizes

Not your typical Saturday afternoon / Alla helgons dag

Saturday 5pm, drinking a cup of tea in my PJs and staring through my bedroom window. The street lights have already been on for an hour, casting light on the snow, causing it to glitter. This would’ve been a typical Saturday afternoon if it weren’t for one small detail. I was about to leave my… Read More Not your typical Saturday afternoon / Alla helgons dag