Location: Malmö, Sweden
Why here?: 7th happiest place to live in Europe, bikes, Scandi lifestyle, food and culture.
Malmö was voted the seventh happiest place to live in Europe in 2016, and has been nominated as the sixth most bicycle-friendly city in the world. It is Sweden’s third largest city, where modern and dynamic meets classic and traditional.
The International Office offers students a lot of help during the first few weeks of your exchange semester or year. You can study Swedish language in an intensive three week course, and international students are offered the possibility to study Swedish Language, Culture and Society during their first semester abroad. A large number of courses at a bachelor level are taught in English, so you don’t need an expert knowledge of Swedish before you go! There is also on-campus housing!
Malmö is connected to mainland Europe and is only 35 minutes away from the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The city is filled with green spaces and canal streams, and with a short walk you’ll find Malmö’s sandy beach Ribersborg. With more than 300,000 residents from 160 different nations, you’ll be sure to fit in. The city is also known for its café culture, bars, restaurants, music venues, theatres and clubs.
Malmö is two and half hours away by train from Gothenburg, an hour plane journey from Stockholm and Oslo – if you’re passionate about living and studying in Scandinavia, Malmö is the place for you!
Photos from Malmö website and social media.