Accomodation in Stockholm is not easy to find as you might have heard a 1000 times before, so a quick recap of possible accomodation options in Stockholm are presented here! For international students, the most obvious choice is KI Housing. However, they give priority to exchange students but that doesn’t mean you lose hope! You… Read More Accomodation hunt in Stockholm!
This was the first question I had in mind when I decided to move to Sweden for master’s program. I was fearful about the oral communications I would have to make/not make. I don’t speak or even remotely understand any of the Germanic languages and was quite worried if I could survive in Sweden. Having been… Read More How good should your Swedish be?
Before I moved to Sweden, I had no idea what fika was. After I moved to Sweden I can not get enough of fika! Fika is this concept in Swedish culture where one has a cup of coffee (or more) with some pastries or sandwiches. Everywhere you go, fika will follow. So what is fika?… Read More Fika makes it all better.
I would best describe it as a love-hate relationship. There are days when I wake up and feel so thankful that destiny (KI to be more precise) brought me to Sweden and cannot wait to head out and fill my eyes with the prettiness the season has to offer. And then, there are days when… Read More What is my status with the Swedish winter?
Hej, välkommen! Welcome to my blog! Be ready to immerse yourself in the life of a Master’s student at one of the world’s foremost medical universities, Karolinska Institutet! I’m Carolina a Spanish-French “hybridoma”! This year, as a KI Digital Ambassador, I will be blogging about the Master’s Programme I have just started: Molecular Techniques in… Read More Carolina meets Karolinska
Hey you, clicking on my name or tapping on my face! Nice to meet you. Let me hog the spotlight for a moment. I hope this post is inspirational and uplifting, as I unravel the story of how I – of all people – ended up here. Next year, this could be you, you know!… Read More Christina in a nutshell
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
More and more of our lives, memories and prized possessions are compressed into our digital devices. And yet, my wallet is still brimming with physical cards: membership cards, travel cards, student cards, ‘I’m not sure where I got this but I will keep it cause it might be important’ cards. This morning I laid out… Read More My Stockholm life: a card read