What’s it like, and how to get here.
In early 2019, a group of journalists from London decided to write a reportage about Berghs School of Communication. They travelled to Stockholm, interviewed and filmed for a day. Shortly after, this article was published on Campaign UK together with this movie. It tells the story of Berghs in very naked and unfiltered way. If offers a different perspective on the school, and the opinions of both students and staff members on a cold day of February.
Stockholm- some call it The capital of Scandinavia – is one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. It is the second most prolific tech hub in the world after Silicon Valley. It is home to iconic brands, such as Spotify or H&M, and it hosts top international gaming companies, advertising agencies and countless design studios.
Stockholm is also a green city, surrounded by nature, easy to explore, and with a culture of openness and equality. The life standards are among the highest in the world and there is something here for everyone. Read more about Stockholm here.
During winter, Stockholm offers a suggestive nordic experience with contrasting cold weather and dimmed-lights warm interiors. Summer, on the contrary, is a burst of colors, outdoor life and sunlight. Depending on when you arrive here, prepare to experience one city and two distinct seasons.
A cash-free city.
The majority of Stockholm’s residents do not use cash at all and a large number of stores do not accept cash anymore. Prepare to pay everything with card or phone-payment systems, even a cup of coffee.
Our House is a 100-year old gas plant that has been completely renovated and turned into a sparkling new creative hub. It sits in the middle of a new development area, close to water and parks. We do not offer student accommodation but you can live in just any area of Stockholm and easily commute to school every day with a 15 to 45 min bus/metro ride. Make your life easier and try to live as central as possible. Avoid the far ends of the Stockholm metropolitan area. Any location is fine and the choice depends on your needs and budget. Mind that different islands offer slightly different vibes. If you live in the city centre (anything in between Södermalm, the hip southern island, and Norrmalm, the Northern borough) you can also bike to school (10 to 30 min). To find private housing, look for online communities about apartments in Stockholm (and similar names). Most international students find accommodation via Facebook groups. You can also look here and here. Beware of scams, never send money beforehand!
Berghs’ campus is located in the northeast of the city, close to metro station Ropsten and across the park from Tekniska Högskolan, which is both a metro station and a commuter train station (Stockholm Nörra Station). There are two bus stops just outside our door. Bobergsgatan and Drevergatan. Use the SL app to plan your trip and calculate commuting times.
Bike lanes are everywhere and you can see a different side of Stockholm if you bike around (highly recommended when the weather allows it). Electric scooters/bikes are also very popular and some companies offer a monthly subscription for a fair price, you can make that your daily mean of transportation if you like. Just get proper outdoor clothes and buy a bike-helmet. The city is much smaller than London or Paris and the public transportation system is excellent. This makes Stockholm quite easy to live in. Even if you choose to live outside of the centre, you can count on frequent trains and much shorter commuting times compared to other European capital cities.