Getting around in Stockholm
The Swedish Red Cross University College is located in Flemingsberg, a southern suburb of Stockholm, in Huddinge Municipality. The nearest commuter train station is Flemingsberg.
Stockholm has an extensive public transport system and you can find more information about it at the SL homepage. In order to use the public transportation system in Stockholm you need an SL Access card (commonly called 'SL-kort'), which can be bought in convenience stores such as Pressbyrån or 7Eleven, located by the underground stations or around the city. If you are going to use public transport a lot (which you probably are), the most economic option is to get a period ticket. These tickets give you unlimited travel for 24 hours, one week, 3 months etc. Remember to keep your card available for controls.
Other options of public transport in Stockholm include commuter trains, local trains (for example ‘Tvärbanan’, ‘Roslagsbanan’, ‘Nockebybanan’), a tram (from Sergels Torg/T-Centralen to Djurgården, via Kungsträdgården, the National Museum, the Wasa Museum and Skansen), and ferries (Slussen to Skeppsholmen and Djurgården).
The currency used in Sweden is Swedish krona (SEK). Cash is rarely used in Sweden and many stores are 'cash free' so we highly recommend that you mainly use your card. All services, including taxis and admissions to museums etc., can be paid by card.
Computers and internet access
On the first day of your stay at the university college you will be provided a username and password in order to access the SCRUC network. Printers and copy machines are available.
There is no university canteen at SRCUC but there are various cafes and food courts around the SRCUC area. If you would like some lunch company, you can order your food to go and bring it to SCRUC. The common lunch time is between 12 pm and 1 pm.
The Swedish Red Cross University College is affiliated with the Södertörn University Library, located at the same campus.
Religious meeting places
The official language in Sweden is Swedish and this is also the language within higher education. However, an increasing number of programmes and courses at universities are run in English. At SRCUC a number of courses are currently offered in English.
In general the knowledge of English in Sweden is good and you should not have too much trouble communicating during your stay here.
Tickets for events