Hej everyone! If you are interested in studying or researching in Sweden after earning your bachelor’s degree, perhaps you can look into the Fulbright program! Many European students can participate in the Erasmus program, but if you are coming from the states or some other countries, funding can be hard to find.
My time at the University of Gothenburg is funded by the Fulbright program and the Whitaker program. Fulbright is a program with a main objective to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other nations through the sharing of ideas, knowledge, skills and individual experiences. If you are an American student interested in studying in Sweden– check it out at fulbright.se or feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions! Because it is an international exchange program, it also funds Swedish students to travel to the states! So if you are Swedish and would like to study in the states, you can also visit the website or email email@example.com.
This Thursday, I got to travel to Stockholm for a day of Fulbright orientation. I met a lot of amazing, motivated students! Stockholm is an incredibly beautiful city and so accessible from Gothenburg!! I took the train out at 6 and returned around 23:30. I wanted to share some of my pictures with you. We were given a private tour of the beautiful City Hall, where the Nobel Prize dinner celebration occurs. We were also given a private tour of the Vasa Museum, a museum about a recovered ship that sank in the 17th century– but it was very special because we were taken into the magazines under the ship, where they store everything that is not on display. We saw parts of the bodies of the victims that have been preserved, including a brain!! We also got to smell some rum that was found still sealed in a bottle at the bottom of the ocean 400 years later!