Hej hej! Today I’m here to talk about two not so pleasant subjects: asking for a leave of absence during your Master’s at KI and dealing with health issues during your stay in Sweden. It ended up being a veeery long post, but with lots of information – feel free to skip whatever section you… Read More Leaves of absence from KI and caring for your health whilst living in Sweden
Hej hej! I am Isabella, one of the new Global Health students here at KI and the Digital Ambassador for our class. I come from São Paulo, in Brazil, where I got my bachelor degree in Social Sciences and began the first year of a degree in Pharmacy-Biochemistry, currently on hold until the end of… Read More Greetings from the new Global Health DA
Who am I? Hello there! My name is Sara, and I am the new KI Digital Ambassador (blogger) for the Masters in Biomedicine programme. I come from Jordan and Sweden, but I was actually raised between two completely different cultures, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. This picture literally describes me. Have you ever heard of the… Read More New Master’s in Biomedicine blogger here!
Who am I? I’m Rahel and I’m one of the new Global Health Masters students. I’ve been working as a doctor in the National Health Service in the UK for the last few years and decided to take a leap and expand my horizons here in the exciting city of Stockholm. I also happen to… Read More KI Calling 2018: Introducing one of KI’s newest bloggers…
Hello, mina vänner (my friends) and välkommen (welcome) to my second blog! (Can you tell I’m practicing my Swedish and it’s not working that great for me?) Anyway, I’ve been all over the place since I started the dreaded GOC of the biomedicine bachelor programme. (General and Organic Chemistry but more on that later, I… Read More The KI Effect- What Can You Expect After Joining KI?
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