Month: January 2015

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Stockholm is a fascinating city built on many islands. I admire the Swedes greatly and am greatly impressed by their determination to live in Stockholm in a Mediterranean lifestyle despite the wholly inappropriate climate. Everywhere you see cafĂ©s with seating outside with groups of people under heating and blankets cheerfully ignoring the cold and the dark. Here’s some feedback from one of our students on life in Stockholm.

Local Information: The academic year starts in august and summer is July. In winter the days get very short but then get very long in the summer.

National holidays are called red days and the day before is a pink day.