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Traditional celebration of spring: Valborg

Valborg (walpurgis night) has very little to do with religion and everything to do with the arrival of spring in Sweden. On 30 April, as spring approaches, Lund University students gather together in Stadsparken (the city park) for Valborg, or ‘Siste april’ (the last day of April) for a festive celebration. During the day, students in groups have barbecues and … Continue reading

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The weather is getting better~

Recently, the sun has shown up more often and the spring is around the corner. Many kinds of flowers have already bloomed. Every time when it is sunny, many people like to bathe in the sunshine, which is really enjoyable and comfortable especially after a long dark winter. A good weather also gives relief from the heavy work of the master thesis. … Continue reading

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It is time to eat Semlor

This time, if you are walking on a  street in Sweden, you will find that almost in any bakery or café, the window display is overflowing with just one thing – the semla or semlor (the plural of semla). The semla is a small, wheat flour bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream – has become something … Continue reading

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Celebrating your traditional festivals in Sweden

One of the biggest problems for people living in a foreign country is homesickness especially when it is the time to celebrate a traditional festival in your motherland. As a Chinese, Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is the most important festival in a year for us and Chinese New Year 2017 was on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. That day, we Chinese students … Continue reading

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New year, new life!

when I am writing this blog, I can hear the fireworks outside the window and in a couple of hours, it will be New Year, 2017. How time flies! Can you remember what did you do last new year? How many new years’ resolutions have you achieved in the year 2016? New year is coming and you have new hope … Continue reading

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Something about working in a group

A fact you will find when you are studying in LTH is that group work is very important and for every course you take you should work in a group. You can work with many students with different backgrounds, which leads to exciting discussions and inspiring ideas. We will have two courses and sometimes three courses at each period, and … Continue reading

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Beginning of a new study period

In LTH, there is one week or two weeks of free time between the two study periods and students can use this time to prepare their exams and get relaxed. Many students will choose to travel in this “short holiday” after a tense period.  And now it is time to start a new study period! New courses, new assignments and … Continue reading

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Study visit to Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company with head offices in Lund, Sweden, and Lausanne, Switzerland. Last week, we had a study visit to Tetra Pak in Lund and it was terrific. We visited the packaging exhibition room where more than two hundred packages produced by Tetra Pak were displayed. The package portfolio is broad, … Continue reading

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Make use of your student card!

As a student in Sweden, you are in many cases offered special discounts. With the student card, you can get online and in store discounts for example, IT and telecom, food, tarveling, clothing, makeup & skincare. Many stores in Lund and other cities in Sweden have their special students discounts and don’t forget to show your card. If you want … Continue reading

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How’s your new student life in Lund?

Hi there! How’s your new studetn life in Lund University? I guess that you must had a really busy orientation week, joining different kind of meetings and events, going to parties in Nations and student unions, getting to know your new classmates and corridor neighbors……Have you been adjusted to the new environment? If not, do not be worried, take your … Continue reading

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