Student Voices

What do international students think of Jönköping University? Meet Katharina Henschel from Germany and read her stories.

Hej! Moin! Salut! Hi! God dag!

I’m Katharina and I was born & raised at the beautiful shore of Northern Germany in between dunes, waves and a fresh sea breeze. Whether it was France, Denmark or Canada, I never really managed to abandon the water. Since August ’18, Lake Vättern is my daily dose of H2O. I currently pursue a Master’s Degree in Global Management at Jönköping International Business School, which belongs to Jönköping University.

If I am not busy studying, you can find my in the nature, taking photos, on the back of a horse, or having a cozy fika – my favorite is definitely “kanelbulle” & Chai Latte!! Oh, and by the way: I love food – but then who doesn’t?!

I absolutely adore Swedes’ sense for coziness and minimalism, their traditions and the country’s breathtaking nature no matter where you go! Sustainability is something I care about and Sweden offers expertise not only in that field, but also in education. Thus, it seemed like a perfect choice to me!

I am incredibly excited to share my honest experiences here, inspire and motivate you guys! Hope you stay tuned on both, our blog and Instagram!

// Katharina

Katharina Henschel from Germany
Student, MSc Global Management
Jönköping International Business School

Katharina's blog posts

  • 50 Shades of Fika

    22 hours ago.
    [fiːka] 4 letters, 2 syllables, 1 word. Maybe THE most important Swedish word. Fika is much more than just having a cup...
  • Practical things I wish I knew earlier

    6 days ago.
    Sometimes, things are different. Different than you are used to from home. Different than expected. Different cause you...
  • Celebrating my first Midsommar in Sweden

    3 weeks ago.
    Forget about Christmas, Midsommar is the holy day of the year in Sweden! When you read about Sweden and its culture in...
  • 7 places to explore around Jönköping

    1 month ago.
    When I was about to visit Jönköping for the first time, finding things to do in its surroundings was very sobering....
  • Small Swedish city life: Jönköping?

    2 months ago.
    You have probably heard of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Malmö or Lund. Since Sweden’s population is rather small the...
  • Moose Safari in Småland

    2 months ago.
    If you think of a safari I bet you have pictures of lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, hippos and probably many other...

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