At the start of the semester the Ultuna Student Union organizes activities for the new students to get to know each other. There are activities in Swedish for the new bachelor students and a (partly) separate programme for the exchange and master students in English. As I enjoyed these activities a lot last year I… Continue reading The Welcoming Weeks
I was thinking it could be nice to start a small series of places worth a visit in and around Uppsala. After all, the place where you are going to live can be an important factor when choosing a studies abroad. I knew very little about Uppsala – and actually about Sweden in general –… Continue reading Around Uppsala: Ekoln
Allright, another post dedicated to the horse-course. As you may have noticed, I am enjoying almost every moment of this course and I am wondering whether I maybe should try to ask less questions during class – my classmates might grow tired of it. It’s just all so interesting! Last week we had classes about… Continue reading Horses: Colours & Coding
As you may know I am currently following the course ‘The Use and Biology of the Horse’. This week we’ve had several fascinating lectures, the days were long, but satisfying 🙂 Monday we started off with a class at the Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA) about parasites in horses, given by researcher Giulio Grandi. The… Continue reading Parasites in horses
You may be aware that alcohol is extremely expensive in Scandinavia due to taxes. This means that a bottle of cheap wine can not be found under let’s say €6, not to speak about stronger spirits. However, there are a few loopholes. Most of you may know that airports have a duty free section, but… Continue reading Booze-cruise
Beautiful, strong, eager and friendly, that is how Hans Sidbäck describes his working horses. Their jobs? Moving logs out of the forest, chopping grass in summer and plowing away snow in winter. And wedding transport – occasionally. Meet the North-Swedish drafthorses, some of the coolest guys in town. Hans Sidbäck whistling (left) for his… Continue reading Meet the forest-workers
Yesterday my roommate Oskar asked me if I wanted to go pick mushrooms with him. To me this is such a Swedish thing. Like, I don’t think any of my friends at home has ever asked me to go pick mushrooms together – nor do I think that any of them would be able to… Continue reading Smultronställe
This is really happening. Last week I started my course for the coming half semester, named ‘The biology and use of the Horse’. Even though I doubted a lot beforehand whether I should choose it or not, I am thrilled about it. Because as some of you may know, well, I ‘kind of like’ horses…… Continue reading The horse-course!