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  Studying can be really hard, we all know that. It is not for nothing that studying is student and dying put together. We all have our different ways and techniques to study. Some people (not me unfortunately) sit down and make a detailed plan about everything that have to be done every day and how to get there. Then you have people like me, that freak out a week before and drink 5 cups a coffee a day and sleeps at the library. This might not be the absolute best way to work, but it have saved me a few times to be honest. That we students live a hard life is not something that we didn’t know before, but there are ways to make our lives easier, that’s why I thought that we as student have to work together and share our best tips for studying with each […]

Take care of everyone

  Good morning y’all! I’ve been thinking a lot about taking care of each other and working together as humans since this refugee crisis started. As you all, hopefully, know, we’re facing the biggest flows of refugees since the Second World War. This is not strange at all considering the ugliness taking place in the world right now. What I really hope though is that the leaders of the world take some responsibility and solve this crisis by accepting the people on the run. Maybe we “normal” people can’t solve everything when it comes to this crisis but if everyone opens up their heart and also their wallets, it will surely make a change. We in Sweden have an extraordinary life quality compared to other countries. When I first started travelling I could really see the difference between countries and countries. In Sweden we have a life much better than […]

Sunny days

Good morning ya’ll! Sweden is a country that really fascinates me sometimes. I’ve been living here in Stockholm for almost two years now, so I’ve experienced all the seasons, twice. (Yep I survived the winters!) During the winter months Sweden feels a bit like The Day After Tomorrow. There’s no people around, you’re all huddled up with your friends in someone’s living room, reading, not burning books and waiting for Dennis Quaid to come and rescue you. If you meet people when you’re out walking with the snow striking against your face, everyone looks like you’re the first human they’ve seen in months, and you start questioning if they want to talk to you, or eat you. Anyways, when the cold long winter months, that stretches up to like 5 months are over, a beautiful spring and summer comes. Maybe it’s not strange for Swedish people seeing all these people […]

Best sites in Sweden

So we’re a gang of non-swedes that were planning to do a small Sweden trip before schools starts in september. We have about 3 weeks and a nice camper van so we thought we have to make the best of this. The start of our travel will of couse be Stockholm but now we’re a bit confused about where to go. Something we all want to see is the mountains, so we’ve seen that the closest mountains is in Härjedalen, which should be around 4 hours drive from here. After that we thought about going more north (sorry all northerners but Sweden is just too freaking bit). Then people told us to skip Värmland, so we’re thinking about maybe swing by Norway when we’re at it and go to the coast cities of Bergen and Stavanger, to come out in Oslo and hit the Swedish border on the west coast […]

Surfing in Sweden or Portugal

  Hi everybody! I hope you’re all well this not to bad day in Stockholm. It’s my first time writing on the page and I’m gonna talk about something not so school related, but more about my reflections as an exchang student in Sweden. My name is Connor, I’m 24 years old and I’m from Lennox Head in New South Wales. If you haven’t heard about Lennox head, I’m not shocked or hurt. It’s a small surfing village just south of Byron Bay, another yet more famous surfing town in the northern part of NSW. If you haven’t even heard about Byron Bay, maybe you’re just not that info surfing. But to put in on the map, it’s about a two hour drive south of Brisbane, the third largest city in the wonderful country of OZ. Australia that is. So being a aussie bloke from one of the largest surfing […]

Student jobs

Something most students have to do while studying is unfortunately to work. A lot of students work in grocery stores, at petrol stations and in clothing shops. Then there are some more, let’s say different jobs. One of my friends that went to Australia on an Erasmus exchange year in Adelaide in the south of Australia took part of an experiment at the university. One week my friend and 4 other people had to stay in rooms without windows, totally unaffected by sun and weather. The key of the experiment though was that they didn’t have the access to the time either. Of course this experiment was to see what happened to them after a long time without knowing the time and without seeing how nature’s clock is turning. It might sound like a though experience but for a thousand bucks my friend was happy to partake! Another strange job […]

School break

Sometimes you just need a break from school and not think about anything. This period is especially intense for a lot of people since the admission results have came in. Either you have to start to look after a place to stay, and let’s be honest, the student accomodation is not really a thing that is working out to well in Stockholm, and not super good in Sweden overall either. Students have to sign up on apartments even before they know if they’ve made it into school or not. A lot of people but down huge deposits just to get the first apartments or dorms that are being offered to them. Price is one problem, and the range of places to stay is another problem. Since there are not to many places to stay, of course prices rise drastically, which is something most students can’t afford. Sadly University is becoming […]

The New Students

  It’s been a few days since the first admission report of the universities was sent out. Some people are happy with their results, some didn’t get exactly the result they were waiting for. If you didn’t get the result you were waiting for, then you have another shot at getting your spot on the 6th of August if someone turns down their spot. If you still don’t get the place you really wanted, I would recommend you to study hard the whole summer and sign up for the SAT’s before the 15th of September and then nail it in October! To everyone that made it into the school: Good job and congratulations! About the school year of 2015 I have to brag a bit. The bachelor at Stockholm School of Economics is the bachelor with the most first choice applications in the whole of Sweden. A staggering 2321 applied […]

  So my friends, the long wait after the applications to the universities for the fall semester is about to be ended. On the 9th of July (in Sweden) the first admission notice will drop down in your mailboxes and you’ll know if 3 or 5 wonderful years lay in front of you. For you that were a bit late with your applications, probably because of too much school work anyways, the 15th of July the late registration for those programs and courses qualified for this will take place if there is space left. To be sure, contact your or the university’s student counselor to be sure that the course or program that you are interested in qualify for late registration. The last day to accept the spot if you are lucky enough to make it, is on the 31st of July and the second admission notice is on the […]

Midsummer or Midsommar?

So Midsummer or Midsommar or one of the hundred different spelling it has is slowly creeping up on us again. Some of you might have no idea what Midsummer is, and other might celebrate it religiously. It is a celebration celebrated mostly in the northern European countries, but with migration the influence have spread to countries like United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. Countries celebrate this feast in different ways, some by dancing, and some with bonfires and like us in Sweden, dancing around the midsummers-pole. The biggest midsummer celebrations is hold in the city of Leksand in the middle of Sweden, where thousands of people meet up to dress out in traditional clothing, drink traditional food and dance and sing. Another big celebration is in the city center of Stockholm at Skansen Park. The biggest celebration outside of Sweden takes place in Battery Park in New York City, […]

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