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‘Sweden for Masters? – Ahh interesting!’

You just read it! This particular exclamation has been my best friend ever since I decided where to go for my post-graduation. Many of my acquaintances, family and friends have been surprise as to why did I choose to come to Sweden, a calm & distant Nordic country, for my Masters Degree rather than following […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Learn Swedish (for free!)

I’ve compiled a list of free resources and ways to learn Swedish. I’m hope that you’ll find it useful! If you have any other suggestions, please write them as a comment at the bottom of this post and I’ll re-update this! 😀 Let’s get started:   Speaking and Writing Swedish   SFI (Svenska För Invandrare) […]

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An Insight into IKEA Headquarter

What is the corporate culture of IKEA? Any collaborations with universities? Are there opportunities for international students? Here comes the Q&A. Our professor had invited Johanna Parikka Altenstedt, strategic communications at IKEA of Sweden, as a guest speaker during one of the lectures. Johanna has an extensive experience in journalism and communications and shared with us […]

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Suited and Booted

In Uppsala, a ball (otherwise known as a ‘Gasque’) is a tradition in each university nation. In addition to this, they also have seasonal balls (which are little bit posher) where women wear floor length gowns and men wear bow ties and tail coat jackets. Dinner is usually served in 3 courses with lots and […]

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Two Simple Tools to Get Started with Swedish

One of the biggest regrets I have after coming here is that I didn’t take the time to learn some rudimentary Swedish before I arrived. I was placated by the fact that an overwhelming  86% of Swedes speak English fluently, and so I told myself: “I’ll figure it out as I go along.” Truth be told, I’ve […]

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