Digging deeper in our decision-making, it is clear we make unreasonable decisions. Are you aware of the ironies that surround you? asks Lundagårds student life columnist, Catalina Ordoñez. Lately, I have perceived more than ever that we live ...Read more 0
Long distance relationships in the Zoom-age. Do they have any chance of survival? Lundagårds international student life columnist, Catalina Ordoñez, writes about the difficulties – and surprising rewards – of keeping love alive during lockdown. Imagine you had ...Read more 0
”They took the welcome rug away from under me.” Lundagård’s new international columnist, Catalina Ordoñez Valenzuela from Colombia, writes about the ambiguity of the Swedish hospitality, and about arriving in the promised land, only to discover there’s no ...Read more 0
Sweden’s mandatory personal registry – which makes public the address, salary, and personal identity number of every Swedish citizen and resident – is a system that stands at odds with the EU’s stance toward personal information, which is ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för Who Will Watch the Watchers?
When I first arrived in my corridor room in Lund in September, I couldn’t find the bin. An English friend had warned me that the kitchen plugs weren’t ‘normal’. She was having to take the kettle to her ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för Exchange student: Confused and hiding rubbish
Uncertainty usually has a negative connotation. “I don’t know” is a wrong answer on an exam. You wouldn’t list “indecisiveness” as a skill on a CV, or describe yourself as “filled with doubts” on your Tinder profile. And ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för In Support of Uncertainty
As a dual national person of colour, race is something that I think about a lot. However, I had not quite prepared myself for how relevant this would be for me on exchange in Sweden surrounded by blue-eyed, ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för As a person of colour at Lund University
My first Christmas away from home was when I was 17. In France on an exchange year, I was living with a family who was proudly atheist and did not even have a Christmas tree in the house. ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för A Newbie’s Guide to Spending Christmas Away From Home