Student unions have an important role in Sweden, especially when it comes to representation work. Student representatives of the Union act as the voice of the entire student body to the university and wider community, such as landlords and the municipalities. We also implement education monitoring and quality assurance towards the university, making sure that the education you receive is up to par.
Trips and activities
Day trip to Stockholm
If there are any interest (which we discuss on the International committee at MDS-Facebook page), we do a day trip to Stockholm at the beginning of the semester. We go for a guided tour and then spend a few hours exploring the inner city. The capital of Sweden is located on several connected islands and is a beautiful and fascinating place to discover!
Trip to Norway
The trip to Norwegian Fjords offers a perfect combination of exploring city and nature in breathtaking sceneries of Southern Norway. See the dramatic difference between Norwegian cities and small rustic fishing villages, take a boat tour through the amazing fjords and hike in spectacular landscapes of the Voxx region. The trip is for those who wish to experience everything Norway has to offer.
As winter draws close, we switch gears from the bustling big cities and head north to the magnificent Finnish Lapland. There you can go dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, or take a dip in the frozen lake (followed instantly by a visit in the sauna, of course). If you are lucky, you may also see the stunning Northern Lights!
Skiing at Romme Alpin
Depending on interest, we arrange a day- or weekend trip to Romme Alpin, a ski resort about two hours north from Västerås by bus. There you can ski, snowboard or just have some fun in the snow. Don’t worry if you’ve never done winter sports before or don’t have any equipment, you can rent all you need at the resort and there are hills for every skill level!
The Sea battle
The Sea Battle is one of Sweden’s largest annual recurring parties for college and university students. Sometime when the temperature starts to fall and the rain is pouring down in mid-October, it’s time to put on your ovve and head out on the Baltic’s billowing waves along with just over 2.000 other party vacations. Meet students from all around the country and make sure you and your friends participate. Read more at sjoslaget.se.
In the beginning of each semester, we arrange reception days and the rookie period to help all new students transition seamlessly into their student life at MDH.
Reception days is two to four days during which MDH, the International Committee and the housing office Bostad Västerås welcome new international students. During the reception days we answer questions and afterwards we offer shuttle services from MDH.
The first few weeks in the beginning of each new semester is referred to as the rookie period. During this period various activities are held on an almost daily basis, with the purpose to help new students get to know one another, as well as their new surroundings.
Become a fadder!
Would you like to get to know people from all over the world? Do you like arranging events, or perhaps you have one special skill that you would love to teach your fellow students over the course of a semester? In that case being a fadder in the International Committee might be for you!
Everyone who has studied at MDH for at least one semester is eligible to apply. Contact the Head of the International Committee to find out more!