Student blogs in English
Here is your chance to get an insight into student life at Linköping University. Our international master's and exchange students want to share their experiences of life and studies in Sweden. Read their stories and feel free to ask questions if you want to know more.
I've come all the way from Western Australia to further my degree and gain new experiences. I'll be writing about my academic journey at Linköping University plus everyday life here, with a young family along for the ride!
Read Rhiannon's blog
Crazy? Maybe, or maybe not. Once you have a mortgage and kids that’s it, you certainly don’t just go on an exchange to the other side of the world!! Well, I did. And if I did, you sure can. I never thought a trip like this was possible, but somehow it all came together. I [...]
In just over a week I will be gone. I received an email from my home uni about paperwork to be done before I leave, but I still don’t think it’s sinking in. LiU are also saying goodbye, yesterday we had our farewell seminar where we learnt all sorts of interesting facts (who knew you [...]
I'm Hugo from France. This blog is about my personal experiences in Scandinavia, emphasizing on some cultural differences and centered on my life as a master’s student at LiU in Sweden.
One can say that since the beginning of May, the weather is really nice here in Linköping. Sometimes, the thermometer passes the 20°C! Not everybody can say from his own country (cf: in France). Anyway, with these conditions, everybody started to hang out outside. One cannot avoid the smell of grilled sausages from the barbecues during the [...]
The neighborhood where I live, in the suburbs of Linköping but right next to the university is called Ryd. To get to the city center, you have to cross a forest … or just follow the road. Obviously, the woods seem more interesting, it’s nice for Sunday walks, to play disc-golf (huge hobby in Sweden) [...]
I am an exchange student from Japan and my areas of studies are Design and Entrepreneurship. I would like to make my exchange semester in Linköping University a sophisticated and fulfilling experience.
Read Nobuhiro's blog
The most important and big event on this trip was to see the Northern Lights which is also known as “Aurora“. The Aurora often appears around 10PM. We have started observing Aurora around 9PMto make sure our equipment such as camera, tripod has set. Our observation team had waited more than two to three hours [...]
There was a lot of free time prior to the next event in Lapland so we have decided to walk around the hostel. In fact, there were plenty of spot to visit around Kiruna. When we walk past the little forest, there was a beautiful landscape which contains mountain, snow and sunlight. Since it [...]
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – (George Washington) Meanwhile I was getting ready to start to look for a job, the university started. The first course, The Anthropology of Europe, was quite basic in my opinion, even if useful [...]
I had booked my time, I tried to translate my CV in Swedish by myself, prepared a few copies, got to the Career Centrum and guess what? I had spent almost two hours there re-writing it, re-organising it, receiving tips about how to find a job in the city, how should I approach people and [...]
Last updated: 2013-05-15