9 Things to do in Fall 2017!
Hey there!! How’re you all doing? I’m back to Stockholm after my summer break! 😀 I hope you guys had a wonderful summer too! My classes have started and I’m back to blogging here as well! I had gone back home to Chennai, India this summer and had an amazing time there! And now, I’m ready […]
Am I becoming a Swede?!
Few days ago a co-worker brought candies to the office and left them on a table so everyone could take some. Several hours later I passed by the bag wanting to take one more but when I realised there was only one left I automatically walked by and made it to my desk without taking the last piece. […]
Latin Americans in Lund University: Questions, answers and practical advice!
Moving to another country is always challenging, especially when it’s sooo far from home. I remember when I said I was going to study in Sweden some of my friends and family were concerned about things like: Wouldn’t it be TOO cold for you? Would there be other Latin Americans in Lund University? Will you […]
Unicorns, disruption and scaling in Sweden. Podcast episode #9: Sweden and Startups
Skype, Klarna, Spotify, Lifesum, Acast….all these have something in common. A while ago they were small startups, created in Sweden and now they’re companies worth millions or even billions of dollars. The percentage of startups that stem from a few people working days and nights from their home in Stockholm and later become globally renowned […]
10 highlights of my trip to Öland
Right after we crossed the 6 km bridge that connects Öland with the rest of Sweden we understood why this small island is called “Swedes own little paradise”. It felt like we were driving towards a painting or those very nice postcards with windmills, flat landscape, steep stone quarries and many cottages. Everything surrounded by green meadows and flowers, while […]
Coming to Sweden: African Edition Part II
From North to South we have (Top left to right): Mahmoud Hanafy from Egypt studying Systems, Control and Mechatronics at Chalmers. Tebkew Shibabaw from Ethiopia studying Environmental Science at GU. Sussy from Cameroon studying Social Anthropology at social work and human right at the GU. Ronald Byaruhanga from Uganda studying Social work and human right at GU. Blessing Kabasa from […]
Five thesis writing tips for procrastinators
Whatever they say, writing a thesis is hard nut to crack. And if you’re a procrastinator, lots of things are left to finish in minimal time. So here’s a list of five things that work great for me to get things done faster, maybe they will for you too? 1. Get your social media under control […]
What I learned during my first winter in Scandinavia
Since the moment I decided to move to Sweden there was one-thing friends, family and I were concern about: winter in Scandinavia! *Insert dramatic soundtrack*. Especially coming from the Caribbean where when the temperature drops to 14C (very rare) everybody is talking about a “polar cold”. Off course I have heard about the darkness, walking on ice […]
Studies in Sweden as an international student – what is there to know.
There’s a chance that as you read this, an email of acceptance lays in your inbox that offers congratulations on being admitted as an international student in a university in Sweden. The newest episode of podcast “Sweden And…” talks about what happens after the pink glasses of excitement fall and some serious planning and moving […]