In my previous blog, school work vs. lab work, I compared my school life in these two different cities. I want to expand my comparison into my non-school life between New Haven and Stockholm. Why specifically New Haven you might wonder? The reason being that there is no way for me to generalize my experience… Read More Stockholm, Sweden vs. New Haven, Connecticut
The first thing I noticed upon arrival in Stockholm was how vacant it is. I came from Bangalore which has a population density of 11884 people per km square compared to a meager density of 5012 in Stockholm. Having lived here for more than a year now, I have come to realize that population difference… Read More Comparing extremities- An Indian in Sweden
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?
Having spent a year in Stockholm, I decided to try and locate all the bakeries I could where they sell cakes or sugar delicacies. There may be times when you feel stressed and want to eat something chocolately or just have a sugar craving. If don’t know where you might find those sugary delights keep… Read More Need to satisfy your sugar craving? Here are my top 3 favourite bakeries in Stockholm!
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
For those who have not yet found any accommodation, I am going to try to help you find one. Don’t give up! As an international student, I was able to find housing through Karolinska Housing for the first year. I lived in PAX and really loved the location. However, you are only guaranteed housing for… Read More Finding an accommodation in Stockholm
During the summer, most international students go back home or move to the South to get some sun and some vitamin D… But if you ever move to Stockholm, you MUST stay in the city for at least a couple of summer weeks! This is the first year I’m doing it and, trust me, it’s… Read More A summer day in Stockholm – in Långholmen
On June 6th every year, it is the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag), a national holiday! Prior to 1983, the day was celebrated as the Swedish Flag Day (Svenska flaggans dag), but it was renamed later on as the national day. It is a great opportunity to have extra fun in Stockholm or anywhere… Read More Why you should not leave Sweden before the 6th of June every year (hint: it is the Swedish National Day)
Quarnevalen was on the 13th of May 2017 and I was lucky enough to be present for the parade and the huge party that really lights up the whole city, only once in 3 years! Quarnevalen is one of northern Europe’s largest public student events with thousands of participating students and viewed by up to… Read More Vlog form Quarnevalen – Watch footage from the crazy parade that only happens once in 3 years!
How bad is the student housing situation in Stockholm? How do you increase your odds of getting an offer through KI Housing? What can you do while you wait for the reply from KI housing? What to do in case all of the above fails? What worked for me? How bad is the student housing situation in Stockholm?… Read More Accommodation hunting in Stockholm – tips to come out victorious