Sweden has a reputation for being an expensive place! When you tell people you are planning to move here, it usually takes about a minute before someone asks…….Wait isn’t it super expensive in Sweden??? And it’s kind of true. When I came here as a tourist I was utterly shocked that a bog standard pizza… Read More Is Sweden expensive?
It’s been a few weeks since I left Sweden and I’ve started to realize that there are some things I’m already missing, and some that I could easily live without. I’ll try to explain… Weather I will definitely not miss the dark and cold Swedish winter (especially when I’m sunbathing in beautiful beaches along the… Read More Things I will (not) miss from Sweden
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)
I am here to tell you how to get the deepest discounts possible in Stockholm using your golden ticket, your student I.D! As students we all have champagne dreams on minuscule budgets , but that doesn’t mean we should suffer. You’ve probably heard it before, 10% off here , maybe 20% off there, but I’m not interested… Read More 6 Secret Ways Your Student Card Gets You Cheap Stuff in Stockholm
Now that you have submitted your applications for the Master’s program, it is time to start looking for funding options and here is an estimate of how much you would need to survive in Stockholm- Accommodation- 3500 to 6000 SEK per month This is the range for a student dorm or a room in a… Read More How much does it cost to study at KI?
One of the fundamental aspects of “Swedish-ness” is interior design and home decor – Sweden is the land of furniture and home-related stores. Obviously, the country is the land of IKEA, what did you expect? The Swedes love to have beautiful homes they can nest in- and so should you. I know, some might argue… Read More 5+1 ways to decorate your dorm room for almost no money at all
Hello! I hope most of you have already submitted your applications to KI. While you eagerly wait for the results, there are certain logistics that you could look into. Finances As you are aware, the cost of living in Stockholm is extremely high. It is highly recommended to ensure that you have a constant source… Read More Important things to sort out before arriving in Stockholm
So are you ready to finally go home for the December holiday? Well I am here to tell you that if you’re traveling during winter from Stockholm, you’re probably going to have your travel plans disrupted or destroyed. Worst comes to worst , you might even get stranded on the way to your final destination. It can… Read More I’m Stranded! A How-To For Holiday Travel Disasters
It has been exactly 3 months since I moved to Stockholm and 2.5 months since I started my studies at Karolinska Institutet. When you are beginning a new chapter, you try to prepare as much as you can. Just like that, most of my friends, as well as classmates read about Stockholm and KI before… Read More What to expect before coming to KI and Stockholm
Sweden is expensive. All students here know this, and if you haven’t experienced the financial sting firsthand, you will most definitely once you arrive. However, there is good news for any travel junkies, you can get super cheap tickets to travel all throughout the Nordic Region. Stockholm is built on 14 different islands and historically… Read More Cruise to Helsinki (and how you can travel the Nordic region for less than a pair of jeans)