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?
In the brief period of my stay here in Sweden, I have encountered some words that are so perfect, that I want to buy them coffee, ask them out on a date, and maybe ask them to marry me. Each of these words captures a unique relationship dynamic more precisely than “roomies” or “partners” and it shows how the language… Read More Why Facebook should change the relationship status to Swedish
When I was much younger, my older brother went on an Erasmus exchange to Bilbao for 6 months and came back speaking fluent Basque. Therefore, after a year and a half in Stockholm I imagined that I would be at least be conversational in Swedish. Well, in fact, no. There are many reasons for this.… Read More It’s all Swedish to me
Hej hej bloggers! As all of you might have heard, in Sweden eeeeeveryone speaks English and all the International Programmes offered by KI are carried out in English. Therefore, you could think… okey so I don’t need to learn Swedish! However, learning the language of the country you live at can help you with plenty of things! An easy example:… Read More Language@KI
Hej allihopa (Hi everyone)! This blog was planned to be posted before few weeks mainly to serve as a Swedish mini-dictionary for our first year students up on their arrival. However due to technical problems☺️ it is delayed by weeks. May be some of you have already mastered those words and phrases and went a… Read More Some Useful Swedish Words/phrases for New Comers to Sweden
Hello everyone! It has been almost a year since I came to Sweden to do my master’s programme! Endless days spent on sunbathing and enjoying hot and sunny weather of the Swedish summer… … were a direct stimulus to share my impressions of Sweden after a year living here. Swedish Nature Honestly, Sweden is a really picteresque… Read More A year in Sweden!
Hello everyone, as the end of the year is generally a good time for reflections and consolidation of all your thoughts collected throughout the last 365 days, in this post I would like to share my observations and opinions about Swedish people and their culture. At this point I would also like to point out that Swedes are… Read More Swedish type of personality
As I promised in my recent posts, I would like to keep you updated on the things that are happening now at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm. These include Swedish Course, Toxicology programme curriculum and special events that take place at this time of the year in Sweden. Let me first start from the language course:… Read More December updates
I have been attending Language @ KI for the last few weeks in Huddinge campus and I must say it has been a pleasure to attend and to practice my Swedish! This initiative is set up with the aim of utilising native Swedish students whom would like to volunteer and teach classes to international students… Read More Language @ KI
After spending several months in Sweden you will probably become accustomed to the country regulations. You will know, for instance, that without personnummer you are Mr. Nobody (Jessica helps you how to become ‘someone’ in Sweden in her post: https://studentblogski.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/surviving-the-first-month-in-stockholm-and-ki/), what results in frequent arguments at the post office, or that weightlifting may have quite… Read More About Swedish Language courses + Helsinki trip photo gallery