You are always told by people around you that life is easier as a student. Truly the world changes and sometimes problems metamorphose to dilemmas after you graduate. I say this at the risk of sounding over dramatic. This blog post defines my frustrations that are entangled with the personummar. The Swedish personal number or… Read More The curse of (not getting) the Swedish personnummer
The first year you live in a new country, you experience the ‘honeymoon’ period. Everything seems so novel. You tell your friends back home over and over why Sweden is so much better in every single possible way you can imagine. You probably lose said friends because your infatuation for Sweden is so incredibly irritating.… Read More Stockholm: my international home
If you are a new international student in Stockholm, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity! Every semester the recently arrived international students are invited to a reception ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall (Stockholm Stadshus), in which they are welcomed by the President of the Stockholm City Council and several other authorities. It’s the perfect chance to see… Read More Welcome to Stockholm Event at the City Hall
Now that is time for many new Karolinska Institutet students to arrive in Stockholm, here you have a video in which you can see what you have to do once you have landed in the airport… So don’t panic! It’s easy and the directions are clear! Watch this video before you come and, if you… Read More What to do when you arrive in Stockholm
As the summer approaches, a sentence you will have heard over and over again is “you MUST stay in Sweden for midsummer because NO ONE celebrates midsummer quite like a Swede!” I confirmed this last year with my first midsummer celebration. This year I was home in rainy France (not sure I could survive two… Read More My first Swedish Midsummer: how I lived to tell the tale
Hej people! 🙂 This is a video I prepared for all the recently graduated students, specially for the Global Master’s ones! It includes some interviews to families, Programme Directors and, of course, to students! If you want to see how is Aula Medica from the inside, or if you are thinking about coming to KI… Read More Global Master’s Graduation Ceremony VIDEO!
Holi Festivals are a trend. Eeeeeeeeeverywhere you go you’ll find a Holi Festival, a Color Festival, a Color Run, a Life in Color Concert, a Holi Festival of Colors… or whatever version of the name they have given it! And, of course, Karolinska Institutet also has one! Two weekends ago, in May, we celebrated the… Read More Holi Festival @ KI
My previous blogs based on my local experiences outside KI education. This time I’m bringing this article which I am feeling is the right time for both for upcoming health informatics students and for students who are looking for their Master thesis. Informatics within the field of public health is a developing, evolving, and growing… Read More Health informatics: Prospective and Current research areas
This is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in Stockholm! End of April, spring is finally arriving and at the very city center the blooming of the cherry trees starts. Kungsträdgården (“King’s garden” in Swedish) is a pretty park in the center of Stockholm, very close to T-Centralen, which is the main subway… Read More Cherry blossom in Kungsträdgården
I actually have already written about a number of ways in which Sweden has changed me in a previous post, which you can read here: https://studentblogski.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/how-has-life-at-ki-changed-me-let-me-count-the-ways/. Almost an entire year has passed since then: a whole year of cinnamon buns, postal tardiness and gender equality. Whilst it is likely that I will leave Stockholm come… Read More Swedification – what does it mean to me?