Exchange report - incoming students
Home university: University of Malawi
Study programme: Midwifery
Exchange programme: Linnaeus-Palme
Semester: Spring semester 2016/2017
Name: Elliner Ahmmad
Email address:

Arrival and registration

The arrival arrangements was good because of student pickup service. Xenia took us from the airport to our place in jagargatan and it was easy. She even introduced us on how we can travel within Stockholm using access card. But we were not properly introduced on how we can go when we fall sick.


We applied for accommodation through UAC. It was nice because we were offered an accommodation near the hospital where we were doing our clinical practice.  And it helped us to associate with some friends from different countries because we had so many students living there

Leisure time and social activities

The Swedish activities were communicated in a right time and we had friends from Sweden though we did not find them through social gathering.  


It was great to be nominated to go for an exchangestudies with ki. All the preparations were made simple because of good communication system between ki and me as a student. And we were given enough information on what to do on arrival and the living

Courses during the exchange period

2EE109 : Clinical Rotation and Project work within Midwifery
In KI we had time in hospital and theory in writing research proposal. We were suppose to write a thesis which was not relevant to our degree but at the end of it we had learn a lot even to oppose the thesis. The lecturers were flexible which made our communication easier. in the hospitals nidwives were also good though some were failing to explain somethings in detail because of language but we end up learning most of the things.We had little time in practical but much of the time were in theory. if the time in practice can be improved it can be better because we have been in some wards just for a day


My visit with KI has been beneficial to my life experience and my profession as a midwife student.  It has changed my personal attitude towards pregnant women and my conduct has improved.

Language and Culture

We didn't participate in language course because we had short period of stay

Studies in general

At first it was difficult for us to get used to the use of technology since in our home most of the things is done manually but in KI most of the things were made simple because of technotechnology for example accessibility to WiFi made our studies fantastic.  We could find the resources easier on internet than had copies which are mostly written in svenska