Exchange report - incoming students
Home university: Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne Université)
Study programme: Biomedicine
Exchange programme: Erasmus
Semester: Spring semester 2011/2012

Arrival and registration

Introduction day was nice, students also.


I was at Jägargatan 20 (AUC). It was nice.

Leisure time and social activities

I participate in social activities like parties, danse course, sport. These were not in KI, except the danse course. I did not made Swedish friends.


I choose to go on exchange to progress in english and to work in an international context. I choose KI for my internship (master level) because it's  in Sweden, an european country where people are fluent in english. Also, KI is renowed for medical sciences.
Before leaving France, I had to fill in a form online for KI, and send it to the international coordinator. Unfortunatly, informations were outdated and I paid 40 euros for nothing to send it by postal way.
The study-abroad information given by my university was poor and consisted of a single page with the name of KI and some courses that we could follow. On KI's website, there was a section "exchange students", that need to be updated and graphycally improved.
I was not required to be vaccinated.

Courses during the exchange period

4BI068 : From Science to Business - Concepts in Biotechnology
I expected more theory in economy and finance.
2EE087 : MAS-Biomedical project for exchange students
I liked labwork. One negative point would be that my professor did not find me a new supervisor for the second part of my internship.


I met lot of interesting people from all around the world. I liked to discover Swedish society and culture. Stockholm is an amazing city. KI was very pleasant to study, and the campus is confortable. As I said, I expected to have a supervisor throughout my intership.

Language and Culture

I participate in a Swedish course for beginners. It was nice.

Studies in general

I have done an internship on HIV. I have not met patients. My relationship with my supervisors was good. I have used interesting technics like in vivo imaging. I could use these technics in France too. I have followed an SSES course, quiet interesting too. In France, courses are more theoricals, more "scientifics", less concrete. I learn to work in a lab. One negative point would be that my professor did not find me a new supervisor for  the second part of my internship.