Category Archives: Swedish culture and traditions

Happy Kannelbullens dag!

In case you didn’t know, kannelbulle is a cinnamon bun. Yes, cinnamon¬†buns! …And yes, in Sweden there is a whole day dedicated to them – the 4th of October! ūüôā How about that? Cinnamon buns are something very special in Sweden, they are adored by a lot of people and a traditional pastry to be served at fika. This Swedish … Continue reading

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Orientation Is Over

Hey hey! As you all may have noticed, the orientation weeks are beginning to feel like a distant memory as classes ramp up. Here in the 2nd year of SUDes, we have already had our first China group analysis crit after less than 3 weeks of class. That among other things has delayed my posting of my experience as an … Continue reading

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Summer days

Hello world, Are you enjoying your first weeks in Lund? I hope you are, specially since Nollning is here and a lot of events have been put in place to help you bond and have lots of fun. I imagine you must be feeling overwhelmed by all the things you need to do now. Need a moment to relax? Get … Continue reading

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Holiday in Sweden

When studying abroad, you should take the opportunity to explore the country during the holiday. Since the summer break is around three months long, there is enough time for an extended tour. Together with two friends, I had a road trip around the southern part of Sweden, which included cities like Gothenburg, Karlstad, Uppsala, Stockholm, J√∂nk√∂ping and many more. A … Continue reading

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Glad Midsommar!

Hey hey! On Friday 23rd June it was Midsummer in Sweden, and so I thought I’d let you know how some friends and I celebrated. Five international students from my class (including me) were invited to a Swedish friend’s place in Lomma, a seaside town between Lund and Malm√∂ that is best known for its beach. Through the day others … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Hello, My name is Atef Hatahet from Syria and I currently finished my first year in Wireless communication master‚Äôs program at Lund university. I must say that the last weeks before exams I couldn‚Äôt wait till I get back home and relax, but I have never thought that after only a couple of days of arriving home I would say … Continue reading

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Ways to integrate and learn more about Swedish job market

As soon as you arrive in Lund and start your studies pay attention to the initiatives like √ĖppnaD√∂rren, Kompis Sverige and Invitationsdepartementet. You might get more chances to expand your network and improve your skills, both language and professional competence if you are involved in activities of these organisations. Kompis Sverige¬†– apply as soon as you arrive¬†in Lund and find … Continue reading

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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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Searching for a job in Sweden?

If you come to Lund for your studies with the aim to stay in Sweden to find a job, then you should consider a few things… Only a certain amount of positions are actually pubished online, a lot of jobs are given to people through connections! So networking from the beginning is very important! A tip here is to join … Continue reading

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Skiing in Sweden

One under appreciated¬†attribute of Lund, is the town’s location. Just a short train ride¬†away from¬†Malm√∂, the incredible city of Copenhagen¬†and the air travel hub that is Kastrup airport.¬†So being a student in this northern part of the world, you feel obliged to partake in¬†some of the unique¬†adventures¬†that Scandinavia has to offer, within a student price tag. One of these activities … Continue reading

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