Sweden has become a melting pot – people coming from diverse backgrounds celebrate important events such as Easter, Christmas, Ramadan, Eid, Diwali, Shabbat, and many more. You will notice that there are several public holidays or “red days” throughout the year. Swedes look forward to these holidays year-round, especially the ones filled with dancing and… Read More Top 10 Swedish traditions and celebrations
Reading time: 5 mins. Its almost been a month since the class of 2020 started their first semester at KI. How they’re finding it won’t be for me to say, that will be the next digital ambassador’s (DA) job. They’ll be hand selected by a great editorial team. So, for my last foray into the… Read More Apps you can’t live without in Stockholm
Hej hej! One month of studying at KI has already passed and you probably have assignments and an exam to study for. At some point, you might be fed up with working in the same place. During the exam period, the KI group rooms are gonna be super crowded, especially since our library is closed… Read More Four best off-campus study spots
All students that are staying in Sweden for more than 12 months have the right to apply for a personal identity number, or personnumer as is it called in Swedish. This is one of the most useful things to know about and have when you move to Sweden because having it makes your life much… Read More All about the personnummer and Swedish ID
Hello everyone! The summer is slowly, but steadily coming to an end (so make sure to make the most of the remaining part of it! ;). Yet, the most interesting and exciting chapter for many is just about to begin, and this is STARTING YOUR NEW PROGRAM AT KI!!!! I bet many of you, newly… Read More #throwback to being a newbie at KI: some REASSURING TIPS for the nervous freshmen✌️
Traveling with children is always both fun and challenging, not to mention if it is when we are moving, staying in a new place for a longer period. Speaking of challenges, one of the challenges is how to pack effectively. Bringing the right stuff with us and also leaving behind the right stuff. One year… Read More International students with family series – eps.3 : Four tips to pack effectively
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
It’s almost been a year since I moved to Stockholm (time flies!!!), so here I am today sharing some tips and tricks of my everyday life in the city. These are no rocket science, but I thought they might be worth sharing. I do love a good Fika so I use most of these to… Read More My tips and tricks for everyday life in Stockholm – how I make the most of my time in Sweden.
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?
Summer is finally approaching and many are about to be done with school (for good😉). Are you graduating soon from high school or some bachelor program? If you are reading this, it is either A) The title caught your attention or B) You already started to look for universities. Well, Karolinska Institutet is becoming… Read More 6 reasons to study at Karolinska Institutet