Luis moved to Sweden to become more international
Luis Carlos Felix Tapia is studying in the Master's programme in Sustainable Technology at KTH. He is originally from Hermosillo, Mexico, and believes that life in Sweden is fabulous and that everyone should come and see for themselves.
What made you decide to start studying at KTH?
The desire for better opportunities and to become more international were my reasons when I moved to Sweden to start studying at KTH.
How did you decide which programme to choose?
Based on my background and professional experience I picked the programme that suited me the most.
What do you see as the greatest aspects of your programme?
The multi-cultural and multi-background characteristics of the people involved within the programme. Students and professors.
How do studies here at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?
In every single aspect. You should come and see for yourselves!
What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden?
It’s fabulous! Swedes are extremely educated and culturally advanced. I like it.
Is there something with life in Stockholm and Sweden that has surprised you?
All of it. The experience is completely new to me so everything is a surprise.
Do you have a favourite place in the city?
Gamla Stan [translation: The Old Town] and all konditori shops [translation: confectionary or pastry shops].
Could you describe a regular day as a student at KTH?
I can summarize it real fast; lectures, fika, library, fika, dinner and fun. [translation: fika is the term for a traditional Swedish coffee break]
What do you want to do after you have received your degree here at KTH?
I would like to stay to experience the professional life in Stockholm.
Is there any advice you would like to give others that will live in Stockholm and study at KTH in the future?
Yes, just do it!