One Year Done! – Video diary Episode 2

It’s been a year. A year since I left home. A year since I moved to Sweden. A year full of changing seasons, new places, new experiences. It’s been a year, since I embarked on this journey! And now, I’ve completed the first year of my Master’s programme!

From landing in Stockholm and being awestruck by it’s amazing beauty, learning in one of the best universities in the world with classmates from all over the globe, to becoming a digital ambassador, traveling, learning new cultures, experiencing new things, learning to ice skate, learning to become more responsible, cooking and paying the bills like an adult, missing home and my hometown, making new friends and making a new home, working in projects, taking part in the organising of the biggest student job fair (THS Armada), the numerous potlucks, picnics, to gulping down coffee to stay up and work late nights for submissions, to reluctantly learning to survive the Nordic Winters, to writing research papers, to learning more about environmental engineering and falling more deeply in love with the subject, this year has been one hell of a ride!

Thanks for coming along with me on this journey!

At the end of the previous semester, I made the first episode of my video diary, documenting the first six months of my life in KTH,Stockholm and Sweden.
With this second episode, I’m going to show you more memories from my first year in Sweden!

 

It’s truly been an eventful year. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my blogs as much as I have enjoyed creating them!!

This summer, I’m going to India to do my internship for 2 months, and I’m very excited about it 🙂

I will be back to Stockholm in August to start the second year of my Master’s degree 😀

But in the meantime, if you need to reach me or have any queries about studying in Sweden, or how it is to be an Indian in Sweden, or any other questions, you can reach me on my Email ID.

Until then,

-Your Swe-Desi Seafarer signing off 🙂

Keep smiling and good luck! See you all soon!

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25 Comments

  • Srividya • 6 Sep 2017 at 5.31 pm Reply

    Hi Supritha,
    My name is Srividya and I have sent you a mail enquiring about the prospects of studying UG in KTH for my daughter. Please do respond

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 6 Sep 2017 at 9.26 pm Reply

      Hello,
      Yes, I have replied to you mail. Good luck to your daughter!

  • Faraz • 3 Sep 2017 at 3.50 pm Reply

    hi Supritha first of all i appreciate that you give response to every one here which is not easy thing to thanks for that secondly i want to know how hard is swedish can be for a average guy like me do we have to put a lot of effort to learn it and to what level will it be enough to settle there and work. Hope to get your opinion on that.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 3 Sep 2017 at 10.18 pm Reply

      Hey Faraz! Thanks you foe the kind words!
      I am also trying to learn Swedish now. It is not too easy, but not too hard either. A few hours a week, and you will be able to learn within six to eight months around.There are a lot of courses offered by universities, and there are classes offered outside as well. So you can learn comfortably 🙂
      If you want to start early , you can use https://learningswedish.se/courses/1
      Good luck!

  • Vedangi Acharya • 2 Sep 2017 at 4.56 pm Reply

    Hi I am Vedangi here How are you? I have done my master in physics at Gujrat University in India I want to do PhD at your University please guide me and which are the requirements of PhD in physics in your University thanks

  • arvind • 30 Aug 2017 at 11.08 am Reply

    hi supritha i am a b.tech civil graduate and hoping for doing my master from Sweden can you tell me about the job opportunities that we get their after our masters course. thankyou 🙂

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 31 Aug 2017 at 5.49 pm Reply

      Hey! You might need to learn Swedish to secure a job here in Sweden! But of course, the skills you learn from here can be applied to any other country in Europe or globally!

  • Nimesh Tomy • 3 Aug 2017 at 7.53 pm Reply

    hai supritha, I am very impressed in your valuable taughts, it’s help me to know more about idea of swedan, I am a mechanical engineer, I like to take masters in mechanical engineering there and also work, settled there as well.it would be easy to get a job after the course? , I don’t know Swedish, language is any problem there to get a admission for study and for getting job, or English is enough for both

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 31 Aug 2017 at 5.48 pm Reply

      Hey! You don’t need to know Swedish to do your masters here!But you might need to learn it once you come here, in case you want to get a job!

  • Kunal Joshi • 10 Jul 2017 at 8.15 am Reply

    Great Info 🙂 Thank you Supritha.

  • Venkatesh Kota • 28 Jun 2017 at 4.28 pm Reply

    hai Supritha this is venkatesh from INDIA. I have been looking for universities for pursuing masters in INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING and i came across sweden. Generally people will prefer US or CANADA for masters, as situations changes day by day I want to choose other countries having same requirements when compared to US or CANADA. When I came across sweden i was totally blind about it. i dont know how the country is like universties(nice graded or not), part time jobs and after course completion- jobs , cost of living etc etc, a lot are unanswerable to be. Can you help me how the country iss, especially KTH institute because my program is available there. So please help me and sorry for asking too many questions.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 31 Aug 2017 at 5.37 pm Reply

      Hey! Yes of course! Sweden, and KTH is really good for higher education. I study in KTH, and it is really really good! I can send me you a more detialed answer on an email, so feel free to write to me: supritha.studyinsweden@gmail.com

  • Mruthyunjay • 15 Jun 2017 at 5.13 am Reply

    Hey supritha,
    It was great to hear these, but can you tell me how do you manage the costs there cos there is a huge exchange rate between India and Sweden.. it would be of great help….

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 31 Aug 2017 at 5.33 pm Reply

      There are a lot of ways to plan your budget, from choosing less expensive accommodations to shopping in cheaper stores, so don’t worry, it will be manageable. Also, you can apply for scholarships!

  • moughal ali • 14 Jun 2017 at 4.54 pm Reply

    hi i would like plz send more information about study thanks

  • Camila Zabala • 12 Jun 2017 at 11.33 pm Reply

    Hi Supritha, I love everything you’ve written, you make me feel more confident about the idea of living in Sweden. I just would like to ask you something, I friend of mine went to Stockholm a couple of weeks ago and he told me anyone speaks english there. I am kind of worried about that ’cause my idea is to go there to make my master’s degree but I want to settle there as well and you know, get a job and stuff, but I don’t know swedish and I’ve heard that everybody there speaks english.

    Thank you so much for your answer and help!

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 13 Jun 2017 at 8.05 am Reply

      Hey Camila, thank you so much! 🙂
      It is true that almost everyone in Sweden knows to speak in English! 😀 So it is easy to communicate. And also, all Master’s programs are taught in English as well! However, to get a job and settle in Sweden, it is advisable to learn Swedish since it will improve your changes! You can learn Swedish after you come to Sweden! It’s a fun language to learn 🙂 But don’t worry, for studying in Sweden, English is more than enough 😀

  • Tabi • 12 Jun 2017 at 10.03 pm Reply

    Have an enjoyable time and Come back soon

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 13 Jun 2017 at 8.02 am Reply

      Thank you so much Tabi! 🙂

  • Mahendra Varman • 12 Jun 2017 at 6.30 pm Reply

    Love ur blogs!! 😄

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Jun 2017 at 7.34 pm Reply

      Thank you so much, Mahendra 😀 Means a lot to me 🙂

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