KarenAnn Blom. Photo: Björn Olin/Folio
KarenAnn Blom. Photo: Björn Olin/Folio
 

“Before leaving for Stockholm I was determined to maximise my time here. I already felt like I’d chosen the best school available for my research in Comparative Education. Having access to prominent professors who have worked and continue to work within this field with organisations such as UNESCO, advising international government organisations in education issues, just made it all the more appealing.”

“To get the most out of my free time I signed up for lots of student events and became an International Student Ambassador. Getting involved meant I got to meet a great deal of people from both Sweden and abroad, while learning about Swedish culture, the city of Stockholm and everything they have to offer.”

“Looking back over the past two years I can truly say that this has been a life-changing experience. I’ve been introduced to a different form of education, where researchers are nurtured in an open environment and invited to come up with their own theories, rather than just repeating a prescribed school of thought.”

“Additionally, I’ve lived and worked in a society that brings people together, regardless of culture, religion or colour, and everybody I’ve met has had a willingness to welcome and befriend new people. Something which I believe makes coming here much easier than many other places.”