Moving to a new country or a new city is one of the most exciting parts of being an international student. A new city means new culture and traditions, new people to meet and new places to explore. It is as refreshing as the beginning of spring where one has the opportunity to start all over again and look forward to brighter opportunities. In this blog post, I write about the things that you can look forward to in Stockholm as you prepare to arrive at KTH this Autumn.
There are almost 300 nature reserves in and around Stockholm with two national parks and one national city park. There are plenty of lakes and plenty of green covers that can be enjoyed in its brilliance. I live 15 mins away from three beautiful city parks and 2 minutes away from a little yet serene beach. Yet you can also not miss the hustle of the urban city in certain areas. For people like me who crave to live in nature but still want to be a big city, Stockholm is the perfect place to be.
Studying at KTH while living in a student accommodation means an opportunity to meet tons of interesting people and making new friends. Even if you are an introvert just like me, you will still get along well since you will find a diverse set of people both on and off the campus. You can look forward to the amazing memories you can create with the people you meet.
The main reason you invested all these efforts and moving miles away from home is to get a high-quality education. It is one thing knowing that KTH is ranked 41st among the 1001 universities evaluated by Times higher education, but experiencing the high standard of education is a different thing. I say high standard based on different reasons such as master’s programme content design, daily lectures, industry collaboration in certain courses, and mainly opportunities outside the classrooms.
Inclusive & Nurturing Environment!
I have found KTH and Stockholm to have a inclusive and nurturing environment for international students. The professors and staff treat all the students with professional dignity and respect. I felt this many times while I interact with the professors during the lectures and supervisor during the thesis. The opportunities on the campus such as KTH Innovation and various other organisation allow students to explore other aspects of their personality leading to the overall development of the student.
Having said that, there are also few things that you would have to be prepared for, such as extreme temperature and darkness during the winter, managing finances within the student budget etc.
There are tons of other things as well that will surely excite you. The only way to know is to experience it. Do comment below on the things that you are looking forward to as you prepare to arrive in Stockholm