Architecture student ambassador Isabella
Introducing Isabella Moran
Hi! My name is Isabella and I'm one of the student ambassadors for the Master's Programme in Architecture. I am happy to answer questions you might have about the programme, courses, student life, life in Lund and Sweden. Please note that I cannot answer questions about the application process, scholarships or residence permits.
I'm currently in my final year of the Master’s in Architecture, specialising in Human Shelter and Urban design. Moving to Sweden to complete my Master's has been an aspiration of mine for some years following finishing my Bachelor's in 2013. The five years working, living abroad and travelling between my degrees were pivotal in providing clarity and enthusiasm for getting the most out of my studies. Perhaps studying in Sweden may feel at times without the kind of direction you might be used to – but this allows for self-explorative and self-driven initiative to develop.
My experience so far
Lund has slowly but surely become, for me, synonymous with home. Living here, in a human-scale city means soaking up any and every ray of sunshine after a cold and dark winter, it means cycling anywhere and everywhere every day – even in the rain, snow, surprisingly frequent hail and serious – most often daily – gusts of wind. Lund is fika breaks without fail, lectures starting at quarter past, many varied international cultures, emphasis on multi-disciplinary, environmentally-minded and participatory approaches, Ikea, Swish and strong coffee.
Lately I spend my time indoor or outdoor rock climbing, missing skiing, learning to longboard around town, having friends over for big feasts at my housing collective, out hiking or lying in a hammock. Before arriving in Sweden I wish I’d known about Skånetrafiken, the postal import taxes, the darkness of the long winter and of course the harshness of the Skåne wind!