Tag Archives: Life in Sweden

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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Last Days of Summer

Hey hey! For all of us summer will be soon coming to a close. That means a return to Sweden for me, and for new arrivals hopefully an exciting new start! I’ve been at home in Scotland for summer lazing with my cat, seeing friends, turning 25 and obtaining my Chinese visa for the SUDes class trip. I will now … 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 Malmö that is best known for its beach. Through the day others … Continue reading

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Traffic in Lund

Lund is a nice small town. You can easily reach everywhere by bike in 20 mins from Lund center. However, bike traveling more than half an hour everyday could be quite tiring because the town is not flat. I had a hard time the first semester when I lived in green house, which is all the way down to the edge … Continue reading

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Starting Swedish Summer – Sun, Sea, Sand, and So Long

Hello! I’m Joe, and I am part of the Sustainable Urban Design (SUDes) class entering into the second year here in Lund! I’ll be updating you on my Swedish life, both social and everyday, and the mountains of super fun work over the next year, including a class trip to China and the inevitable thesis adventure. Being from Scotland, the … 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’s program at Lund university. I must say that the last weeks before exams I couldn’t 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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The First Year is a Long Year

Last summer at this moment I was busy doing my graduate project without knowing where to go afterwards. Now I just finished the documentation of my design project for the second semester in my master. I feel like I have been here since a long time ago, learning cooking on my own, meeting a lot of new people, studying new language. Now I can read Swedish … Continue reading

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Weekend trip ideas: Ivösjön – Bromölla

If you are looking for a great weekend trip with overnight stay, I can reccommend amazing place not that far from Lund. We went to Bromölla, which is a small village at Ivösjön lake. Right at the lake there is a cosy camping with small huts for 4-5 people, good shower facilities and many bbq places at the lake. It’s easily … 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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White Easter? :P

This year Easter seems very peculiar with such cold weather outside. I vividly remember enjoying in lovely sunshine last year. However, to everybody’s surprise, it is snowing at this time of the year! We are having a white Easter instead of white Christmas I suppose. Snow in April, makes me go crazy! As everybody resumes to work after nice Easter … Continue reading

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