Learning Swedish the hard way: blundering at Flying Tiger – By Fleur

Learning Swedish must be the most common resolution among international students. However, like any language, Swedish comes with a wide range of possibilities to make mistakes. Blundering your way through learning  a new language may be very awkward, but it might also be the most efficient way to learn. Not only because you will forever […]

Uppsala Nations: Introduction and Finding the Right Fit

Introduction and short history – By Erik Skogh, edited by Rhianna Rees You’ve arrived in Sweden’s fourth largest City, home to the tallest church building in Scandinavia and thousands of students. There’s a lot for you to get acquainted with, and quickly. You have perhaps signed up for basic Swedish courses – you may discover […]

Welcome to Uppsala – By Alexandra Cochrane

Hej hej! Some of you might be reading this before you come to study in Uppsala on exchange or for your masters degree and we on the International Committee (the IK) can’t wait to welcome the thousands of international students that will arrive. The IK is made up from representatives (International Secretaries) from all 13 […]

My Guide to Travelling from Uppsala – By Audra

When not studying and exploring Uppsala, I spend my exchange year travelling. Between the time I arrived in Uppsala and when I leave, I will have visited a total of 18 countries. I’ll share some of my experiences and tips with you. Here are some pictures I have taken on my travels!       […]

Escape Room and Farewell! – By Adolfo

Hello again everyone, it has been a while since the last time we talked, my bad, but the semester before graduation is always crazy, but happy to be here with you again! This time I will share to you a pretty nice activity that you might try when you are in Uppsala; Quezzle, an escape […]

Seven Spots for Fika on Gotland – Daniel

Where to fika in Campus Gotland? I am a student at Uppsala University’s Campus Gotland and currently putting the finishing touches to my master thesis together with my partner. Of course, this year living in Gotland hasn’t just been about writing essays but to me a huge part has been about the lasting friendships formed. […]

Hiking the Upplandsleden – By Lauren

One fun activity to do in Sweden is go hiking. Recently, my student nation organized a trip to hike part of the Upplandsleden. The Upplandsleden is a trail that goes all over the Upplands province. We hiked the first section of the trail, a ten-kilometer stretch from Sunnersta to Moralund. It was a fun way […]

Adventures through southern Sweden – By Pau

What a better way to enjoy Easter break than travelling? From March 28 to April 3, I joined my French friend to a trip to the south of Sweden (mainly Lund), where we toured around different places. I never expected this region to be so beautiful and different from what I am used to see […]

Snapphanefesten – By Rhianna

One of the benefits about being active at the nation is that you get to meet students from other Universities that are connected to your nation through ‘friendships’. Every nation in Uppsala has ties with a select set of ‘friendship-nations’ around the world and travel there for specific celebrations or festivals. It’s easy to forget […]

My first taste of Swedish Football – By Arindam

‘What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball’ The above quote by the legendary Bill Shankly perfectly summarizes the emotions of a hardcore football fan in Sweden. Though getting a football (the real one which is not played using hands) anytime in the year is never a […]

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