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
Late in the semester :( I discovered a study room in our apartment block. Quite handy on those days you don’t need to be at university. It’s a pretty ideal little place to study… just carry your cuppa upstairs! A thoughtful inclusion into an apartment block, where it’s impossible to hide away and study. The only problem [...]
My home university gave me the idea to set some goals for my exchange, so I did just that! Some are heavy, some are light. I like goals, they’re more positive than ‘resolutions’. Last week I rediscovered the piece of scrap paper and thought I’d review my progress. I had: 1 Academic goal 4 Professional goals [...]
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.
As I said previously, the previous weeks have been really dedicated to the master thesis. For a ‘Pre-Final seminar’, our supervisor, Marie Bengtsson, asked to provide her with a complete version of our thesis by April 30th. To describe what she expects, she uses the metaphor of a Swiss cheese: our thesis can have holes [...]
Since Linköping HA HA with Al Pitcher, I’m being a bit more aware of what Swedes say… and how weird it sounds. For instance, the Swedish sayings turn out to be pretty fun (!!): Ingen ko på isen – “There’s no cow on the ice”. It simply means “Don’t worry”. It kinda makes [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“Excellent memory; strong math aptitude; excellent memory; effective management skills; and very good at math.” Every time I needed at the beginning, the University was there to help. Seriously. Let’s say that you have just moved to Italy and you are looking for a job. Let’s say that you come from Iceland and you [...]
Last updated: 2013-05-15