Interesting Things To Do While Study Abroad in Sweden
Study abroad in Sweden is unique. Swedish universities offer internationally recognised courses and its education system is student-centric in which the relations between students and teachers are less formal. Here, students often addresss the teachers by their first name. International students will feel right at home in Sweden while at the same time have plenty of exciting things to do! Read on to find out.
Encounter Stockholm – Venice of the North
Art & Food
While in Sweden, a visit to the capital city – Stockholm is a must. Take a trip to Gamla Stan, the old town section of the city to appreciate medieval history and architectural wonders such as the Bonde Palace and the Tessin Palace, just to name a few. As one of the most crowded museum-cities in the world (about 100 museums), Stockholm has countless museums for you to explore – see modern arts from Picasso and Dali at Moderna Museet (the Museum of Modern Art) or if you love photography, visit Fotografiska. The city spreads out to 14 islands and looks out to the Baltic Sea, so expect plenty of fresh seafood to satisfy your appetite. Must try the local favourite – strӧmming, a smaller version of herring from the Baltc sea, it’s delicious!
Visit Gothenburg – The Event City
Music, Film & Play
The second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg is situated on the west coast and home to many international students. Nicknamed “The Event City”, Gothenburgh is famous for several music festivals(during summer), including Metaltown and Way Out West held every year. Experiece the Gothenburgh Film Festival, a leading film festival in Scandinavia with over 155,000 visitors every year. If you’re into sports, experience the world’s largest football tournament – the Gothia Cup in Gothenburg. Don’t forget to have fun at Liseberg, one of the top amusement parks in the world.
Hanging out at Malmӧ
Bathing & Eco-Chic
In the far south of Sweden and linked to Copenhagen via the Oresund Bridge is the charming Malmӧ. Here you will find Ribersborg or sometimes referred to as the “Riviera of the North” or the “Swedish Riviera”. The Western Harbour of Malmӧ is a famous summer hang-out with its long boardwalk, a popular place for bathing and home to a vibrant student community. Known for its sustainability development, its eco-chic area at Drottningtorget offers various eco-cafes, shops selling ecologically friendly clothes and farmers market. While here, one must eat at Malmӧ’s most happening spot – Mӧllevăngstorget or Mӧllan, a vibrant neighbourhood with food from all around the world.
Women are allowed to swim topless in public swimming pool.
“We don’t decide what men should do with their torso, why they do women have to listen to the men. More over, many men have larger breasts than women”, remarked a council spokesman. (source: wiki)
See the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) at Lappland.
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