I went for exchange to Sweden.
Not the obvious choice to go to from Finland, but I guess – I just like nordic countries.
And want to visit them all 😉
Sweden greeted exchange students (and first years) with 10 day event called Nollning, during which we are considered zeros and basically nobody 🙂
Nollning is full of fun activities, games, parties and many many more. It is hard to describe this experience – you just need to take part in it, cause it’s just amazing 🙂
We were even greeted by the Mayor of the city himself. Touching.
Nollning was probably the best part of my stay in Sweden, cause I met a lot of amazing people and got to hang out with them. That event definitely helped to kick off my exchange in a right way and with the right people.
BUT they made us try Surströmming – canned fish that feels more like a nuclear weapon!
If you ever will be suggested to try it – do it at your own risk. Just a warning 🙂
Studies there I don’t want to cover much, cause it is about the same as in Finland. Although, sometimes I had so free schedule that I had to figure out what to even do.
Great thing about my courses is that I had project work and study trip to Copenhagen, which is win-win: visit this beautiful city and get some knowledge and credits from it.
Here is me with other exchange students in Copenhagen 🙂
In my free time, I organised the futsal team to participate in the Student League. Even though we did not get high place after all, we enjoyed our time together, that’s for sure!
My futsal team, good boys 🙂
Another good thing about my stay in Sweden is that I got to visit Norway and Denmark, interestingly enough. It is just so close from there, that it would be a crime not to go travelling around! So I did.
Copenhagen is beautiful and has a lot of places and thing to go to and to look at.
In Norway I took my time I went hiking to Preikestolen. If you have never heard of it – it is not great at all. Everyone should visit this amazing place, I’m sure of that!
As a small conclusion, I must say that I went to the exchange in Sweden for new experience and meeting new people. And I got exactly what I was looking for.
It was just right. Sad that it’s over though.