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kaze
Posted on: 8.Mar.2013, 07:43 AM





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If true this is pretty crappy. Most students and foreigners don't have TVs and don't want TVs but now they're being made to pay the fee...
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kaze
Posted on: 5.Dec.2011, 12:54 AM





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If you're after a proper flat that should be a lot easier than a student place (which even then is a lot easier than people would lead you to believe), just don't expect something in the centre and be willing to go for Gottsunda (hilariously nowhere near as bad as some say)
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kaze
Posted on: 5.Dec.2011, 12:51 AM





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Yeah, sorry but its not going to happen. I have perfect English and decent Swedish and went to a larger city than Lulea, hoping to find a job to support me, but there was absolutely nothing at all.
About the only foreign students who manage to find jobs are those who have relatives owning an Indian take away or somesuch and give them a little cash in hand 60 crowns an hour job.

And please don't cheat and come without the money. You can survive on a lot less than the recommended 7000 a month but...any less than 5000 and youre really really suffering.
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kaze
Posted on: 5.Dec.2011, 12:46 AM





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1. I don't think so but then I just take being on time for granted
2.Yes
3. No
4. Less time on the internet...
5. I finish work at 5 then try and chill till work starts again at 8!
6. People don't go on dates in Europe. But no, it wouldn't be.
7. 5 or 10
8. None, I'm in my mid 20s, I've stopped growing
9. Oversleeping, most likely due to bad weather and being awful at getting up even at the best of times.
10. Traffic, trouble with pets and that sort of thing
11. God that's horrifying.
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kaze
Posted on: 5.Dec.2011, 12:40 AM





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Yeah, kindles can read pdfs, I wouldn't recommend it though, pdfs tend to be in A4 whilst kindles are regular paperback sized.
That being said you can get free converters- many pdfs though are images, not text, and are thus unconvertible.

I've got a kindle and it works well. I like it.
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kaze
Posted on: 5.Dec.2011, 12:36 AM





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I have left and I do miss some things.
Dipmix.
Swedish style pizza
The long summer days
The snow
Saunas
Lakes and other nature
The language being largely understandable by default
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kaze
Posted on: 20.Aug.2011, 09:33 AM





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Go with which is the best uni and course, not the best place.
Being a student anywhere in a small town is much of a muchness.
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kaze
Posted on: 12.Jul.2011, 08:56 PM





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Sweden with you is safer than somewhere in India surely?
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kaze
Posted on: 9.Jul.2011, 10:36 PM





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QUOTE (Plowbridge @ 8.Jul.2011, 10:34 AM) *
A pack of cigarettes costs the same in Jokkmokk as they do Stockholm, Gothenburg etc... This lead me to believe that the data is open to false input and therefore untrue comparison.

Not a site to rely on.

Yeah. they give different mcdonalds prices even :s
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kaze
Posted on: 9.Jul.2011, 07:32 PM





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Finland is more boring (!!!!!!) but the people are friendlier.
Jobs are harder to get over there too apparently and the language thing is of course far greater.
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kaze
Posted on: 1.Jul.2011, 08:01 PM





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Fees are fine, I totally agree with them, they help weed out those who are just seeking to use uni as a way to sneak in to Sweden and/or those who can't afford to live in Sweden.
But the amount the fees are...they're just way too high. Even the UK is cheaper.
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kaze
Posted on: 1.Jul.2011, 08:00 PM





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Sugar doesn't make you hyper at all, that's a myth.
But I don't see how this works.
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kaze
Posted on: 16.Jun.2011, 11:35 AM





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Never heard of having a cv in pdf before.

Definitely not docx though, as said very few people can read that, doc all the way
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kaze
Posted on: 15.Jun.2011, 04:05 PM





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370 sek? That it?!?
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kaze
Posted on: 13.Jun.2011, 07:26 PM





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It is strange how expensive everything is there, Sweden and England aren't too far away from each other.

No friends in the UK?
And you can't get this stuff in Sweden if babies need it? I've never heard of it (thankfully single and baby free!)
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kaze
Posted on: 20.May.2011, 03:36 PM





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Realistically they'd be looking at more like 40 sek an hour or some such with a black market job. The only way foreign students can really get jobs. But this is illegal and again, generally reliant on having the right contacts

As others have said you can't rely on coming to Sweden and getting a job to support yourself while you study. When the migration board asks for you to prove you have funds this isn't just them being awkward, its pointless to borrow the money off your family and show it to them to cheat your way to a visa, it just means you'll have a horrible time in Sweden and maybe have to go home early.
6000 sek a month really is pretty much what you'll need at a minimum. You could perhaps live super cheaply and get by on 5000 (and I mean really cheaply, buying only the cheapest worst food and the like) or perhaps as low as 4500 (if you live on nothing but ramen). This is really not recommended at all though. You actually do need what they say you need.
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Posted on: 13.May.2011, 05:47 PM





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Good.
Hate the idea.
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kaze
Posted on: 11.May.2011, 05:41 PM





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Gives me hope for my cat that went missing the other year.
Wonder if it gets on with her current one though.
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kaze
Posted on: 9.May.2011, 02:20 PM





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What shibumi says. Totally standard practice, its your fault for letting your kids watch them whilst they were free if you didn't want them to get hooked.
Its totally standard practice in the UK to do this sort of thing. The Disney channel frequently has free weekends. I don't see why Sweden or any other country would do things differently.
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kaze
Posted on: 9.May.2011, 02:17 PM





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QUOTE (jostein @ 9.May.2011, 07:11 AM) *
You already met plenty of swedes? According to official swedish dogma "Swede" is a pieace of paper.

Stupid troll.
He specifically said he lives with students that are actually foreign. Nothing about the ethnicity of Swedes.
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kaze
Posted on: 8.May.2011, 10:32 PM





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If you do move into a super rural area bare in mind your kids will grow up to hate you for it.
Lovely places to me when you're older or for holidays but for young people being trapped in the sticks is hell.
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kaze
Posted on: 8.May.2011, 10:29 PM





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If its a second hand bike in Uppsala its a 99% chance it has been stolen at some point. Everyone steals bikes there.]

Its coming up to June now, at the end of the school year lots of students who are going away try to sell their bikes or even just outright abandon them.
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kaze
Posted on: 1.May.2011, 01:00 PM





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That is a surprisingly small amount. Very little indeed.
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kaze
Posted on: 28.Apr.2011, 06:39 PM





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Never been no.
But oh well, at least I'll be employed and have money there. The poorness factor really made Sweden seem less good than it should be to me.
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Posted on: 28.Apr.2011, 01:58 PM





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Fair enough, thanks.

I'm off to Japan.
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