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Welcoming Nena, Alumni blogger from Indonesia!

It is wonderful to have Nena join the alumni blogteam!

Back in Indonesia, it's from my cousin's wedding

Back in Indonesia, my cousin’s wedding


Nena describes herself as a social media enthusiast who currently enjoys working freelance as a social media strategist. She obtained her master’s degree in Science, Technology and Society in Linköping University in Sweden.

Nena believes that the future of the global society will be closely revolving and interconnected around social media, and that the younger generation holds an important part in shaping that global society.



When asked about her strongest memory from Sweden, Nena said;

- What I love most is fika! I find it very pleasant, and it’s a great way to get to talk to others – particularly corridor mates. For me, it was a great thing to organize as well, and then you also get to know other students as well.

A corridor summer fika while studying in Sweden, Nena to the left in green

A corridor summer fika while studying in Sweden, Nena to the left in green


We hope you enjoy Nena’s blog which will focus on her intercultural experience in Sweden as well as share updates about the newly founded Swedish Alumni association in Indonesia; and Indonesia’s current trend in terms of social media development.

Welcome Nena!


NEW SI Alumni blogger: Iryna from Ukriane

Our warmest welcoming our new SI Alumni blogger Iryna Mikhnovets.

Iryna was an SI Scholarship holder within the Visby Program (The Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region Exchange Program) between 2009-2011 at Växjö, Linnéuniversity. She studied the International Master program in Social Work.

Profile picture_ Iryna MikhnovetsIryna still lives in Sweden and will be sharing her experience on the blog during the coming months. She is actively engaged in issues of integration, migration, multicultural variety and gender equality. She is convinced that the key to the successful development in all countries can be found through the active, young and progressive people and SI Alumni all over the world for certain belong to them.

I also asked Iryna to share her;

- strongest memory from Sweden:
“Life in inseparable harmony with nature, tolerance and respect to the world around us.”

- best recommendations to new students in Sweden:
“Go Swedish culture and traditions! During you studies in Sweden be active, curious and attentive, learn as much as you can, meet and interact with new people and explore the Swedish culture through it’s wonderful food, language, music and holidays.”

We look forward to reading more about your experiences as an SI Alumni.

SI Alumni Ilya Kiselev on the Alumni blog

Ilya Kiselev is a former SI Scholarship holder within the Visby Program. He finished in June of 2012 and will be joining the Alumni blog to share his experience from his Scholarship period in Stockholm.

Ilya today at the Swedish Institute

Ilya today at the Swedish Institute

When asked to write a description for the blog profile, he wrote: “As SI alumnus he is very enthusiastic about the idea of strengthening active cooperation among former scholarship holders in their professional, academic and business areas. He sees a big potential for youth to be a driver of constant progress in a global scale in multicultural, interconnected world.”

Welcome Ilya to the new alumni blog and we look forward to reading about your experiences as an SI Alumni!