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
In the beginning of each semester we do a day trip to Stockholm where 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!
In late September or the beginning of October every year we arrange a weekend cruise on the Baltic Sea. We spend two nights at the ship and get a full day of exploring Finland. It’s a great way for all the new students of the fall semester to bond.
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!
Visa free cruise to Saint Petersburg
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 offer shuttle service from Västerås central station to MDH and then onwards to the different student accommodations.
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!