Blog Posts You Need To Read Before Coming to Sweden
If you are currently waiting for your application results for the first round autumn semester 2019, let’s talk more! Waiting for the admission decision can be restless and anxious. First of all, congratulate yourself because you left behind the most stressful part. Now, it’s time to take your mind off your worries. Hope to see you in Sweden next semester!
So, what could be the best thing to do while waiting? Prepare! Here, you will find some blog posts that can be helpful for the basic information you need before the journey towards your dreams.
Also, if you have not applied to study in Sweden yet, keep in mind that the second admission round is open. For more information, you can check the university admissions web-page.
My fellow digital ambassador Sanjay wrote a comprehensive blog post about 5 must-dos after applying to Sweden. Also, before start packing and jump on the plane check this blog post Packing for Sweden: The Essentials.
If you are a citizen of non-EU/EEA countries you need a residence permit. Sanjay and Marta give you some tips for the process.
Corridor room? Private accommodation? Container? Wait. What? A container?! Yes, you heard it right. After reading different students’ experiences below, you’ll have an overall idea about housing.
Angelina: Looking for Housing in Sweden?
Fika, falafel, coffee, meatballs (also vegan), salad, fresh fruits… Welcome to the food heaven!
Supritha: A little taste of Home
Sania: 2018 Swedish food calendar
Cost of Living
What about living expenses? What is the average monthly budget? How to save money in Sweden? I’m quite sure after these blog posts you will have some answers.
Emma: My Student Money Diary
It is possible to work as an international student in Sweden. Job opportunities vary considerably from your experience, language skills and educational background. Usisipho, Andrés and Raghuraman have some advice to help you.
Usisipho: Part Time Jobs: My Experience
Andrés: Part-time Jobs in Sweden
I can list hundreds of things for you to do in your spare time. Instead of doing this, I will tell you the coolest ones! Winter swimming, going naked to the sauna, snowshoeing, ice skating, canoeing, kayaking, seeing northern lights and more…
Usisipho: Snowshoeing in Östersund
Andrés: A Beginner’s Guide to Ice Hockey
Carolyn: A Weekend to Ski
Katharina: Summer road trip across Sweden
Sania: Sweden Made Me Active
Raghuraman: Swedish challenge – Going naked to the sauna
Yes, it is cold. It’s dark. It’s snowy. Winter in Sweden could be challenging. But also, it is warm if you wear appropriate clothes. It is cozy with candles, lights and interior design. Moreover, the snowy weather has the best sights.
Judith: How is Stockholm in the autumn?
Katharina: How to survive winter in Sweden?
Leonilla: How to deal with the darkness
Bring your thickest winter coat, thermal tights, mittens, scarf, hat, warm sweaters. They will be your best friend!
Usisipho: Swedish student starter packs
Let’s have a closer look at healthcare.
Concillier: All about Dental care in Sweden
Do you want to know about life in Sweden? Check out the posts below for more information.
Emma: Dating in Sweden
Anita: Holidays in Sweden
Ayman: A social experiment
Sanjay: Why You Need a Bicycle in Sweden