One year in Uppsala! – By Prasanth

When I meet new people in Uppsala, one of the first questions they ask is, how did you end up in Sweden? And I am always like, ‘Well, I heard a lot about Sweden and when I got the opportunity, I just have taken it and never looked back’. After doing my research on various […]

Preparing for the journey, Preparing for Uppsala. – By: Nick Hall

“You are here.” I am anticipating telling myself those exact words around 11:30 a.m., in Stockholm, at the Arlanda International airport, with a deep breath and a nice release of tension from an 8 hour flight across the Atlantic. However, to even get to “here,” there are a lot of steps I have to take, […]

Sweden: My Emotional Landscape – By Winstead Zhu

“I feel emotional landscapes. They puzzle me.”– Jóga by Björk I was in Rennes that summer one year ago. At the confluence of the Vilaine and the Ille, Rennes, prefecture of Brittany, is a picturesque city in northwestern France. Even though it was already midsummer season, different from the humid and muggy subtropical climate in […]

The Undercover Chef

“Where did you train to be a chef?” a woman asks me. It’s our first time working together and she’s never seen me in the kitchen before. I’m completely blown away by the fact that she thinks I’m some kind of professional chef. “Nowhere” I respond, trying to hide the fact that I’m so flattered. […]

Uppsala’s Wild Heart – By Alexander Hibberts

The city of Uppsala, and its immediate surroundings, are brimming with sites of stunning natural beauty. At times only a little more than ten minutes cycle ride from the city centre, these sites of seclusion and quiet can provide a haven away from the busy lives of the city’s inhabitants, students and local residents alike. […]

Valborg 2019 – Expectations vs Reality – By Lucie

Since the very first sunny August day I came to Uppsala, I’ve been welcomed with the phrase: “Beware, winter is coming.” Everyone has warned me about the Swedish winter and how tiresome it may be. However, in the same breath they added: “Wait for the last of April, it’s worth it to outlast the winter […]

Welcome to Sweden – By Simarjit

Valkommen till Sverige! ‘College life’, like most people, I was looking forward to it. Pictures of students sitting in the park on a sunny day just hanging out with no worries of the world. Some of you reading this blog might be planning to come to Sweden for their University education, some of you may […]

An Ultimate Weekend Guide – By Lucie

Imagine this scenario: your family is coming over to Uppsala for a visit and they have entrusted you (as their Swedish expert) to prepare a program for the weekend. Your task is clear – to amuse them and show them the beauty of Sweden. Don’t get me wrong, Uppsala is a wonderful city and there […]

Unexpected things about Valborg 2019 – By Huiyu

Everything starts from a window view. A window of building 34 Rackarbergsgatan (near one of the main event locations, Ekonomikum Park) broadcasts a non- stop live streaming for 2019 Valborg. Standing in front of this window, I had observed the city from the preparation from 26 April to the beginning of getting crowded on 30 […]

Sympathy for the thesis writers – By Rhianna

Often my study group and I sit at the round table, like the knights of King Arthur, deciding how best to slay the thesis dragon. Our ideas as our best swords, our peers and their feedback our shields, our supervisors as our guides and trainers. We have committed to our battles. I love a good […]

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