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
Reading time: 5 mins. Its almost been a month since the class of 2020 started their first semester at KI. How they’re finding it won’t be for me to say, that will be the next digital ambassador’s (DA) job. They’ll be hand selected by a great editorial team. So, for my last foray into the… Read More Apps you can’t live without in Stockholm
For many of us, the feeling of arriving in a new country might be daunting at first. Perhaps you wonder what is expected of you at uni? Or if you will make any new friends? Well, I want to assure you that living in Stockholm will be one of the most exciting and enriching experiences you’ll… Read More Hej new student, did you arrive in Stockholm?
Six months in Stockholm. 75% of the population in the house have started speaking Swedish, except me. Logic though, I’m a full-time master student, in an English language master programme. Meanwhile, my wife is in her Sfa-medicin course, an intensive Swedish course for healthcare professional, and our two children in the daycare, with their all… Read More How I accelerate my Swedish!
Swedish, scholarships, grants, thesis project & more!… Read More Useful links and FAQ about Global Health and KI
The other day my brother kindly reminded me that I had misspelled “Institutet”, he said that is not English. Immediately I proudly told him that he is correct, it’s not English it is Swedish. Of course, I then proceeded to teach him a quick 3 minutes Swedish grammar lesson about “en/ett”. After all, it is… Read More “En” and “Ett”
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
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