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Valborg, Walpurgis, What?

The last day of April, or Valborg, is another reason why I am so content in choosing Uppsala as my place to study. Dena described the series of events for Valborg, in order to understand what usually happens during the week of Valborg (yes, it is not just a day), I suggest that you read it […]

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International Students Confessions on Swedes Behavior and Interest

Months passed, and seasons changed. Coming from different countries in the south, east, and west of Sweden, the international students at Uppsala University have to adjust to a new lifestyle, The Swedish Lifestyle. Without any signs, we have become more Swedish than before (the symptoms may vary from each individual). Yes, we eat köttbullar with lingonberry jam now. […]

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Olof Palme and why you should know him

During a lecture about Case Study Methodology at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, I learned about Olof Palme for the first time.  It was not an unfamiliar name for me at that moment, as the streets in Sweden are often named after famous people here. When my lecturer mentioned Palme, it was with passion – I […]

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Saving Money for Student

Intuitively, we would look for other sources of income so we can have/enjoy more. This is not a false logic, but sometimes that solution is not realistic – considering our time management and abilities. Fear not, there are other (not so) easy ways to keep your pocket full of sunshine when you are a student. […]

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Looking for a Home

What is it that you need to consider when you’re looking for a home, far away from home? It depends on the preferences and priorities of a person. You might think the distance to the city as the most important thing, while your best friend considers that having a supermarket around the corner is the […]

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Meet Gorda Surjadi The Unofficial Ambassador of Indonesia in Sweden

There will be no Indonesian who live in Sweden that does not know (or at least heard of) Gorda Surjadi. Currently, he holds the title of unofficial ambassador of Indonesia in Sweden – well, at least I would think he suits the title. He left his family in Bali and friends in Yogyakarta to study […]

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