It's been a month, believe it or not, and as you probably have noticed I have barely written about uni! Well there is no doubt you will hear a lot about it in the future, but I thought I could look back to my first weeks here. Let's start from the beginning.
I arrived on Monday 22 August, which was also the official start of the intro week before studies. I basically just landed, took a bus and taxi to my place, and went out to join the activities. We had a scavenger hunt around Stockholm, including taking photos and laser tag. After five hours of running around, it was time to go home, have dinner and head out again for the welcome party! Luckily Tuesday was more relaxing as we were just hanging out in a park with games, sunshine and some food.
Wednesday was the first "proper" day as we had full official programme 9-16, including the registration. It was quite different process than what I have done before, as each student signed a book that contained all students' signatures (maybe ever? Or then they are on a further volume now. Anyways everyone has always signed a book). In addition to this, we went to the Pricipal's office in groups of five and had a chat with him. It felt very nice and personal despite the fact that we were the last group of the year to register. So basically he had spent past two days just doing this meeting all new students thing!
Wednesday was also the first time when I got to meet my course, as intro week was spent in mixed groups. We are 42, and 15 different nationalities, so quite a diverse bunch!
Thursday had programme introduction and team building agenda, and on Friday morning we had our very first lecture, as well as an assignment. Saturday was back to fun as we spent the day in Gröna Lund amusement park, and concluded the week with a sittning. Sittning is an event of songs, drinks and food in a very merry spirit. Super fun.