The student blog
Follow our digital ambassadors from around the world as they make their way through university in Sweden! Learn what it's really like to be a student here through photos and stories of Swedish student life.
How to not give up on learning Swedish
Let’s face it, giving up is easy especially when you are learning something new or when things get hard. That’s why people give up on going to the gym or learning a new skill after the initial enthusiasm. I am no different, in this blog, I will discuss how I am trying to not give […]
What are the Student Nations?
I know..I know…I wrote a lot about Uppsala but it is only because this city is the best in Sweden to study. This is not a bias opinion because after three days in Uppsala, and experiencing the student life here, my fellow digital ambassadors agreed that they had a great time in the city with […]
Work After Study: The Series
“How are the job oppurtunities for International Students after their Masters in Sweden?” “How do I apply for a job after my studies in Sweden?” “What’s the work environment like, in Sweden?” “WORK AFTER STUDY: THE SERIES” This blogpost series will answer all your questions about working in Sweden after your Master’s program. This series […]
Kiruna: Studying in darkness
Kiruna is well known for the northern lights, ice hotel, dog sledging and yes, the astonishing cold. But this time we wanted to shed light into a different aspect of Kiruna and that is studying in darkness. 2 months and 3 hours of lights There are so many things in life we take it for […]
Life After Sweden
As promised as part of my series about Graduation in Sweden, this is the post on Life after Sweden. Recently, when I traveled to Nairobi for my thesis fieldwork. I got to attend a Swedish Institute Alumni Kenya event (SIANK) and spoke to two alumni members about Life after Sweden.
Five Tips on Creating Your Startup
What comes after master thesis? You might think of securing a job or pursuing PhD study, but what about establishing your own startup? Sweden has more than just the beautiful nature and fika culture, it also offers funding opportunities with policies that promote startups to grow. If you’re not convinced, have a look at this […]
Finding a Job in Sweden as a soon to be graduate
During my time in Sweden as a student, I’ve noticed two different types of students: the ones that are here only for their degree and the ones that plan to stay to work after their studies. I’m from the latter group. This post aims to shed some light on the challenging task of finding a […]
Expectations versus Reality
Before you travel or move anywhere, you have certain expectations. I definitely did before I moved Stockholm to start studying here. I even wrote them down. And I’m happy I did, because it is so much fun to see which one of those became reality and which ones did not. Let’s find out…
Part-time jobs in Sweden
Part-time jobs in Sweden for international students are a rare species, one would say that they are a considered to be endangered. However, there are a handful opportunities out there. Most of the questions I was getting when working on the Instagram account were about Part-time jobs. How easy was to get one? If it […]
Cost of Living in Sweden 2017
Being a student means and requires a lot of things, the single most important issue is that students often live in a tight budget. Therefore, I and my other blogger fellows receive hundreds of mails asking us how much money you need to survive in Sweden. Last year, I have posted a blog discussing cost […]
Why you should move to Sweden at least once in your life!
Moving to a new place is a really big (mental) step. Most people find it really scary (which it kinda is), and even if they have the opportunity to go, some eventually won’t do it for exactly that reason. BUT, so much of that fear is just a mind game that you have to overcome. Once you do […]
Sweden Application tips
Today marks the last day to submit your choices for the 1st admission round for Bachelor and Master applications for Autumn 2017. Therefore, I decided to quick write 5 Sweden application tips to give you a much needed pat on the shoulder to tell you that your almost through with the first step to coming to […]