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3 things I love about Sweden

Following two years of study in Sweden, I have come to see Sweden as my second home where tons of dreams and memories reside. My time in Sweden has been filled with exploring the country, utilising opportunities at KTH, and academic pursuits. In this blog post, I talk about 5 things I love about my stay in Sweden.

People

A city is experienced through its people. I can say that my stay here was comfortable because the people around have made it so. The nurturing environment on-campus and off-campus for students has had a profound impact on my personal growth. People are generally quite kind and have been accepting. You can find various clubs and communities based on your interest such as hiking groups, poetry, etc.

Nature

The country is filled with diverse flora and fauna. And I am not just talking about the countryside, it is also cities like Stockholm and Gothenberg which has green spaces integral to it. The best thing is that Stockholm has several running and cycling tracks through these green spaces. I prefer to explore such places during my stay here. Also, Northern Sweden also offers scenic landscapes of mountains while Southern cities offer colourful beaches.

Work-Life Balance

The Swedish workplace culture is highly rated and appreciated globally. There is a strong culture of work-life balance with flexible working hours, generous leaves and nurturing environment. Studies say that only 1% of the population in Sweden work more than 50 hours/week.

These are a few things that I find to be attractive qualities in a place where I want to be in. Comment below what is the quality that you see in Sweden that is important to you.

Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.

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