Hej då Sverige

Finally my study abroad has come to an end, although I am quite sad it is over, I am very happy that I was able to have an experience like this in my lifetime. I think that especially for American students these kinds of experiences are quite few and far between, therefore I am quite…

A Letter From a Changed Student

Dear Maria from the past, If only you knew you are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime. I know you are incredibly scared right now and more nervous than you have ever been in your life but hear me out and just relax. These next 6 months are going…

Living Life in Linköping

Sadly, my time in Sweden is coming to an end, exchanges are temporary, but it’s nice to imagine what life could be like if I decided to live here. Linkoping is a nice city, its simple but has all the basic things you need. It’s only a few hours from major cities such as Stockholm,…

Your Travel Guide to Linköping

By American standards Linköping is quite a small town with about 160,000 inhabitants. However, in Sweden, this quaint little town is the 7th largest city. Often you can hear airplanes in the sky as it is known as the aerospace capital of Sweden as well as the capital of Östergötland County. The university is quite…

Rushing To Russia

I had the amazing opportunity to go to Russia during my time on exchange in Sweden. As an American I never dreamed of actually being able to take a trip to this amazing country as the visas and international law can be quite complicated. However, by going with a guided group through either the ports of…

Jag studerar på Linköpings universitet

The studying part of study abroad. Sometimes forgotten by exchange students but probably the most important part of your time abroad. It can be quite challenging studying at a new school where you are not quite sure how the class systems work and what teachers expect from you. That being said, your success ends up…

Adjusting and growth

Studying abroad has been an amazing experience so far. Many things have exceeded my expectations and many things had not even entered my mind before arriving. I have learned a lot about myself and the way a country like Sweden functions. Reflecting on my past few weeks my three biggest takeaways so far are: There…

Pedal, pedal, pedal

Hej Hej, I had the opportunity to talk with a few students before stepping on campus and one of the things that everyone told me was that I had to get a bike. I set up a friend to leave her bike for me for when I arrived so I would have one ready. Now…

Living in Ryd

Hej Hej! It’s been two days since I have arrived in Linkoping. So far so (mostly) good! Currently I am living in Ryd. It is a large neighborhood right outside the university. Most of the student dorms are located here as well as other apartments owned by local people. So there are a lot of…