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.
My name is Alexandra and I am a Romanian student in Linköping. Since I moved to Sweden I am having the best time of my life and I want to share it with you. So see how you also can enjoy your student life - on a budget.
Read Alexandra's blog
I had an amazing day today: I met one of the coolest people in Linkoping University. But to start from the beginning, it goes like this: Before coming to study for my Masters degree I worked as a journalist for the past 7 years. I worked mainly with politicians and I had a pretty nice […]
Only a few more weeks till Christmas. Only a few more weeks till vacation. I can hardly wait. I’ll be flying home for Christmas and New Year and I’m really looking forward to it this year since it will be the first year the me and my boyfriend are spending the holidays together. Last year […]
The world is mad and we have to do something to fix it. That is why I am studying International Relations in Linköping. But this is not only the story of a guy who dreams of changing the world, this is also the story of a student overwhelmed by books, reports and vodka shots. This is the story of a student in Linköping.
Read Daniel's blog
When you come to Sweden you don’t need a lot of time to feel shocked. The first days everything is perfect and full of brightness. You don’t worry because you don’t have a close contact with the Swedes since you haven’t had a chance to get to know them yet. But you know that soon […]
Yesterday and today I have been doing my first take-home exam. This format of examination is quite unique. You don’t need to go to the university to do the exam. These exams use to last between 24 and 48 hours. At 9 AM of yesterday, the teacher uploaded the information to the […]
It is my turn to write about Christmas now. I have to admit that I have never celebrated Christmas. This year is going to be special- the first thing is celebrating it and second – it is going to be in Sweden. December in Sweden, as I see, is filled with festivity. Scene 1: I […]
I have been planning to do a lot of things in Linkoping. However most of them do not work out. One such plan was to visit the Air force museum here. Linkoping is said to be the aviation capital and I felt really bad about not visiting the flygvapenmuseum! Atlast, today I got the opportunity […]
I’m a British student jumping in at the deep end! Here in Linköping on an Erasmus exchange for a semester during the third year of my Aeronautical Engineering degree. Why not follow my trials and tribulations during my first adventure in Scandinavia?
Read Maxwell's blog
This week has just flown by. The fact that it is now Thursday, and I had not yet posted this week came as a bit of a shock when I realised it this morning. Materials Coursework In my Materials course, we have been assigned a group project in which we are to choose a product […]
Having been here for a while, I feel that I can give an opinion on the differences in the way that academic study is conducted here as compared to back home. Labs I’ve been in computer labs mainly, as is the way with modern technical courses. Though I have also been to a more traditional […]
From far, far away: India. Master student, food lover, travel enthusiast and passionate about football. I would like to let you know about my life in and around Linkoping University. I shall also be writing about the small things I notice everyday in this beautiful campus.
Read Pratish's blog
Master's programme: Mechanical Engineering
One of the things I’ve always been wanting to write about and thus far have ignored is the green bag that we use to dump organic waste in. I was introduced to this extremely simple but highly efficient concept but my fellow corridor mates a few months ago and have found it to be nothing […]
Finally I’ve decided to notch a few gears up and accelerate. With incoming assignments and examinations I feel like I’m playing a game of Tetris. All the errors are accumulating! Apart from the regular study I also have the Swedish written as well as Oral Examination right ahead of me. My long-term plan is to […]
Hej! I’m Leo from Germany and this blog will be about my life as an Erasmus-Student in Linköping. I’m excited to share my experiences of struggling with a foreign university, get to know a new culture and of course having an awesome time as a young student at LIU!
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“Advent, advent, ein Lichtlein brennt; erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier: dann steht das Christkind vor der Tuer!” This is a german tradition. I am really not sure, if it is just german, but I definately always relate it to my homecountry. So for those who does not know it: Sundays in december […]
Yesterday has been one of the greatest holiday in the United States: thanksgiving. Even though I’m not from the States, I had have the pleasure to witness that day once in the middle of my great host-family a few years ago. I had such a blast, just hanging around with people I love, eat, talk, […]
Coming from the land of snow and freezing temperatures, Russia, I have been dreaming to find my place in this crazy world in order to explore my own potential. This blog is a story about my journey and a fantastic life I wish to share with all students, who are full of dreams and ambitions, but just a bit scared to make them come true!
Read Svetlana's blog
Master's programme: Science for Sustainable Development
‘He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.’ (Roy L. Smith, american clergyman) 1st of December – still no snow, but the Christmas spirit is already all over the place… Today at the Gamla Linköping (old city) one could easily feel it because of the Christmas market… Even […]
‘The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.’ (Ralph Nader, american attorney, author and political activist) Today was one among the best days spent here at LiU and now I am going to explain why… Our group of Master’s students had a study visit […]
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - (Lao Tzu) — Last day of November. Times literally flies. Sometime faster, sometime slower. Every time that I moved to a place and I have reached that point when I was materialistically and morally satisfied with the surrounding world, I gave up everything and […]
“A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.” - (Aristotle) — When you choose a programme or a university, you often consider its location equally important. I admit that if the programme which I am studying was offered by the university of the North Pole, I would have hesitated applying to it. […]
Last updated: 2013-10-16