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…

En route to Sverige

Intro Hello! My name is Maria Ali, I am currently a junior studying marketing at the University of Pittsburgh. I am also looking forward to the amazing opportunity of studying abroad next semester in Linkoping, Sweden! A Little About Me At the university I find myself quite involved on campus. Within the business school I…