Svinesund Bridge, Norway-Sweden Sweden & Norway A Presentation by Phill, Shane, Ruth, Maria, Chris and Kate
A Shared History & Culture Union of Sweden-Norway (1814 –1905) Kalmar Union (1357-1523) Nordic Passport Union The Viking Age (8 th - 13 th Century) Lutheran Christianity North Germanic Languages Egalitarianism
Some Key Facts Sweden Norway Population 9.3 Million 4.8 Million Capital Stockholm Oslo Language Swedish Norwegian Currency Krona (SEK) Krone (NOK) 'Big Mac' Price £3.02 £3.81 Dialling Code +46 +47
“ GATEWAY TO SWEDEN”
VASA EMIGRATION BERNADOTTE “ LAGOM” UPPSALA “ FOLKHEMMET” OLOF PALME
“ LAGOM” “ JUST ENOUGH”
Uppsala Cathedral Gustav Vasa Bernadotte dynasty Olof Palme
“ FOLKHEMMET” HOME OF THE PEOPLE
Sweden has a population of approximately 9,325,429 people.
Its capital city is Stockholm
Other major cities include Gothenburg Malmo and Uppsala
Malmo Gothenburg Uppsala
85% of the population are ethnic Swedes
The other 15 percent are made up of persons from Finland, other Nordic countries, Iraq, Bosnia, Africa, China, Yugoslavia, Thailand, Chile, Lebanon and Poland.
Swedish is the official language of Sweden.
Other languages include:
Sweden’s main religion is Christianity (Lutheran)
There is also a small population of Jews and Muslims
Sweden has a system of universal healthcare, whereas all members of society have access to proper services
It is funded through taxes and nominal fees.
Ranked as one of the best health care centres in the world.
1 Krona = 0.0901 Pounds
1 Pound = 11.10 Krona
(as of May 4 th 2010)
Alliance for Sweden Coalition
Glass return system
Accommodation - Uppsala Uppsala University doesn’t provide accommodation for the majority of its students however it will seek housing for its exchange and study abroad students. This housing will usually be single rooms in apartments with shared amenities such as kitchens and laundrettes. Study abroad students will have the choice to select from a variety of housing options, including housing with Swedish students or just international students.
Local Transport Bicycle- FREE! Bus 20 SEK=£1.80 Taxi 120 SEK-£11
Student Life - Uppsala Uppsala offers a ‘student nations’ program for every student, including those studying from abroad. Each student will have to choose to join one of the 13 student nations. Joining these student nations will provide you with an informal chance to interact with some of the other students studying at Uppsala. Every student will have to pay a compulsory joining fee of around 150 – 200 SEK (12 – 20 pounds approximately).
Visiting Other Countries You can board a ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki. The ferry also goes to Turku in Finland and Estonia. It takes around 16 hours from Stockholm to Helsinki in the overnight ferry costing around £30.
Getting There Flights- http://www.edreams.co.uk London Stansted Stockholm Arlanda £55 return (excl. admin fee) Train- Arlanda express Stockholm- Arlanda Uppsala £9 single
'Dugnad' Norway Rich in Natural resources: petroleum, minerals, fish Winter Sports Champions Viking History
“ One evening, I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below...I stopped and looked out over the fjord as the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature...I painted this picture, the clouds as actual blood...This became The Scream.” - Edvard Munch Fjords 'The Scream' Geirangerfjord Romsdalsfjord
Music Tromsø Open Air Festival Black Metal
Bergen 'The Cultural Capital'
Getting There By Plane 2 Hours, £120+ Oslo-Bergen Railway 7 Hours, £30+
Getting Around Bus #100 FREE Travel Around Bergen! Night buses run on Fridays & Saturdays Bergen Card
Some tips for staying in Norway.
Arriving in Bergen you may start to think about how much you actually know about your host country.
Remember to read up properly on your host Country and don’t take anything as given! As well as giving you need-to-know Information you can also pick up tips To save money and to have a more fufilling Experience. You may have some idea of what Norway might be like….
Then you can land with a more realistic idea Of how you’ll be living abroad.
Taking the monorail to Bergen you will find yourself in Fantoft student hostel which is full of 1,300 exchange students. You might be living here!
American France. Living in a multicultural environment there will be more than just one cultural divide! Konnichiwa G’day Hey bonjour Guten Tag
Hvor er ost? Where is the cheese? ølet er dyr!! The beer is expensive!! der er nei fortreffelig noodles! There are no super noodles! Some things in the supermarket will be different so it helps to know how to ask for help. Remember to keep receipts to reclaim tax!
!TIP! As Books in Norway are expensive It may be worth while to buy text Books before arriving in Bergen While at university it is possible that you will Only have 4 hours in university per week BUT !The work load may be a lot heavier! A lot of independent work has to be done!