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Housing in Uppsala 2006 July 9

Posted by @jennyjenjen in Helpful Hints, Pre-Departure.
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I finally found out where I’m going to be living in Uppsala!

I hadn’t heard from anyone at all, and I thought I was supposed to hear something at least before July ended, so I decided to email the international student coordinator and ask when we will receive our housing assignments. He emailed me back promptly, saying I should’ve gotten a notice two weeks ago, and he said that I am going to be living in Flogsta.

Flogsta

There are a couple thousands students in Flogsta, but mostly Swedish students, so I’ve heard. I’ve also heard that it’s just a fun place to live in general, plus I am intent on making my Swedish immersion part of all aspects of my stay; it would be harder if I lived with a lot of people who would be prone to speaking English before Swedish, and I definitely want to be speaking as much Swedish as possible.

What I’ve heard from those who have been exchange students in Uppsala is that they either enjoyed living in Flogsta or they wish they’d lived in Flogsta as they had not been assigned there. It sounds like a pretty good place.

One thing about Flogsta that is pretty interesting is the Flogstaskrik (Flogsta scream). Apparently, when Uppsala was Christianized in the 12th century, there were a few misunderstandings as to how a prayer is offered and from that arose a tradition of screaming at the top of one’s lungs at 10pm every night. Now it’s seen as a way to relieve stress or agony before an exam. I’ve got quite the lungs, so I’m sure I’ll be participating plenty.

Something else I’m looking forward to is the everyday walk to school. I’ve missed walking to class since I’ve lived far off campus the last two years of my education at CU. According to the map, I’ll be walking through a park on the way to class every day.

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1. jasonwrites - 2006 July 10

Sounds like a good location– and lots of fun! :-)

2. rycher - 2006 July 10

How exciting!! I’m so thrilled that you get to do this…and so envious all at the same time. ;-)

~Maria

3. noodlefan - 2006 July 11

Cool you know where you’ll be.

“a few misunderstandings as to how a prayer is offered and from that arose a tradition of screaming at the top of one’s lungs”

LOL, that’s interesting!

BTW, nice banner at the top. What does it show? Uppsala city center?

4. swedishfish - 2006 July 11

Actually, it’s the Grand Hotel in Sthlm. I don’t have any pictures from Uppsala yet – I’ve only been as far north as Sthlm – so I will be making another banner upon my arrival.

5. Dad - 2006 July 11

Nice pics for your banner!!! Some genius must be the photographer.

6. egosumdaniel - 2006 August 3

You’re gonna have so much fun in Flogsta, I promise! Aside from “Flogstavrålet” as well…

Where are you going to be studying? By your description it sounds like either at BMC or EBC.

7. shyam - 2007 July 27

i am a student of swedish institute of agricultural sciences, uppsala.
how can i get a guaranteed accommodation at uppsala

8. Ronald - 2007 September 12

hey there.. My name is Ronald… I’m to study in Sweden actually Uppsala, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for about a year.. Could you give me some information on housing and accommodation. I’m desperate and mostly lost.. Hoping to hear from u.

9. Forchu Zachary Nembo - 2008 June 30

I have been admitted to study at the swedish university of agricultural science.I have problems in getting accomodation Can you please help me to get one. from you. It shall be my pleasure to read

10. Forchu Zachary Nembo - 2008 June 30

I have been admitted to study at the swedish university of agricultural science.I have problems in getting accomodation Can you please help me to get one. It shall be my pleasure to read from you.

11. sisay sima - 2008 August 13

I am admitted to a program at Uppsala University biomedical science. I need to rent housing starting from the 26 August, 2008. Could you please help me…

12. SA SA - 2008 October 22

I wanted to know how can we reserve room in flogest student housing and also would you please how long is the interval between this place to swedish university of agricultural science. It would be great if you help me.
Thank you!

13. Rachel - 2009 January 6

Greetings! I am interested in going to a university in Uppsala, and the University does not offer housing. What are some of the sites or ways you would recommend to go about trying to find housing. Thanks!

Lilly - 2010 January 20

Did you find House in Uppsala because i am seeking right now a house near Uppsala university,if you can please help me!!! KInd regards:)

14. Reza - 2009 July 1

Hi.i am Reza,I have been admitted to study at the swedish university of agricultural science.I have problems in getting accomodation ,i will come there with my wife and need an apartment for a rent,Can you please help me to get one. from you. It shall be my pleasure to read

15. Lilly - 2010 January 20

Hi,i want to rent a apartment in Uppsala near The Uppsala University,maybe someone will help me??? please,thanks a lot!!!

16. Reza - 2010 January 21

Hi Lilly
hope you are OK,i found a nice apartment.i know a person who has a small flat 37sq meters.his name is Goras. he works at SVIA center.if you get off at Stadhuset station.before go up from the stairs at your left side there is a supermarket.he works there between 3 to 7.hope you will get it.good luck

17. samaneh masoumi - 2010 May 25

Dear all,
I am samaneh.I have been admitted in uppsala university for autumn semester 2010.I am looking for a studet apartment for 2 or 3 adults.appriciate to have your assistance in helping me to find a comfortable and cheap student apartment.

best regards
samaneh

18. kebebew - 2010 June 3

Dear friends
I have been admitted at the univerisity of uppsala to the departement of rural devlopement and natural resource management 2010 please I would like to hear from any one about acoomodation still I can’t find can you help please?

regards
kebebew

19. Joseph - 2010 June 23

Hello, i was offered admission to study Environment Management and Communication,
but i am having a problem of what to fill in my accomodation column in my student visa form,
i really need to make arrangement for my accomodation urgently as my appointment with the
swedish embassy in my country is for july 1st.
thanks and God bless.

20. Aulin - 2010 July 3

Hello Everybody. I am Aulin. I am from Bangladesh and coming to Uppsala around mid of August 2010. I do not have any accommodation yet. I will need a flat with at least 2 bed rooms. If, anyone has any information, please e-mail me.

Thank you.

21. saichand - 2010 July 22

hello everybody iam saichand from India coming to uppsala august 19th 2010 up to now i did not get any accommodation i worried a lot about the housing situation in uppsala i can share room with any one if someone would help me regarding this it would be very helpful to me

22. saichand - 2010 July 22

this is my mail id if anybody want to share room or any help regarding apartment please mail me saichand.pasupulati@yahoo.com

23. Morshed - 2010 August 4

Hi. I m Morshed admitted in Swedish of University of Agriculture Sciences.
I need a room from monnth of August’ 10. Pls any one can help me find a room.

24. chhoton barua - 2010 September 7

Hi. I m Chhoton admitted in Swedish of University of Agriculture Sciences in masters programme
I need a room from monnth of october’ 10. Pls any one can help me find a room.

Addisu Assefa - 2010 November 10

I am an invited PhD student in Swedish Agricultural Universities,Uppsala.So i have no information how to get housing. I need a room with one bed room, bathing room and a kichten with affordable price.Would you please give information on this issue?

25. Antony - 2013 August 5

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Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking
about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Appreciate it

26. MarioGTkacik - 2016 December 16

This really is a topic which happens to be close to my heart…
Cheers! Just where are your contact details though?


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