No matter where you are, it’s always an enriching experience to learn the local language. So whether you’re new in Sweden or have been around for a while, maybe you’re thinking about learning some Swedish? Here are some reasons you shouldn’t learn Swedish, some reasons you should, resources for getting you started, and my personal… Read More Learning Swedish: A beginner’s guide
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
Stress. Some know how to cope with it while others are just good at ignoring it. You might have had a moment where you wanted to scream outside of the window because of the heavy workload (FYI: famous tradition by Swedish students), but you didn’t have the guts to do it. Perhaps ‘Just relax.’ was the… Read More How to unwind from stress?
Reading time: 5 mins. The difficult decision has been made to leave your significant other (SO) and enter a long distance relationship (LDR) and come to KI. Fear not, you’re not the only one and plenty of people do it. I’ve asked some willing volunteers to share their experiences and thoughts on some of the… Read More The long distance relationship series – part 2 of 2
One of the challenges of being an international (dare I say mature) student, is the likelihood that you’ll be in a long distance relationship (LDR). With those three words, many worries, fears and questions crop in everyone’s mind, such as: “How will I/we cope?”; “Will we manage to stay in touch and keep the flame… Read More The long distance relationship series – part 1 of 2
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!
I look back on my time in Sweden with great fondness. From the very beginning, I saw KI as an investment in myself: I was going to do my best, study hard and absorb every piece of relevant information I could. I would say I managed to do that and more: on top of the… Read More Ways in which living in Sweden changed my life (and how it could change yours, too)
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?
I am one of the few lucky students who had the opportunity to study in not one, but two Swedish cities, at two of the most prestigious universities in Scandinavia. 2 years ago, thanks to the Erasmus program, I was able to spend one semester at Lunds Universitet, in beautiful Skåne. Even though I decided… Read More Stockholm vs Lund – same country, 2 different perspectives
We are officially two weeks out from the start of the 2017 fall semester so I wanted to shed some light on some questions you might have/will have. Q1: I have not booked my flight because I can’t find a cheap flight. Do you have good recommendations? A1: Oh yes, I do! If you are… Read More Questions and Answers- Moving to Stockholm