A few months ago, I wrote a letter to myself with my plans, my goals, and my worries for the semester. Now that it’s over I’m writing back: to myself, to all of you, and to the place I’ve come to know and love. This semester was a plan years in the making. Before I… Continue reading Goodbye for now — but I prefer “vi ses”
A lot’s changed since I last asked you what you wanted to know. I’ve done a lot, learned a lot, and grown a lot in the last few months. So for whatever new questions you had, I had a new and improved answer. Q: What’s your favorite tourist site you’ve seen? It’s hard to pick… Continue reading Full Disclosure, Part 2
It’s been a few months since I last did one of these, and I’ve been through a lot since then. If you have any questions about me, what I’ve been up to, or my time abroad in general, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll answer it when it’s time for this week’s post!
This week I got a visitor all the way from home: my sister, Paige! I got to show her some of my favorite things in Stockholm, and try some new things that I might not have done before. It was a busy week, given that I still had classes, but it was so much fun!… Continue reading Two’s Company
My last break of the semester didn’t exactly line up with Thanksgiving, which meant I got another chance to travel. Stockholm is notoriously dark and dreary this time of year, so what better place to spend a few days than in the City of Lights? At first, I was nervous for my trip; it was… Continue reading A break to be thankful for
After months of lectures, anxiety-inducing political discussions at 8:30 am, tours around new cities, and adventuring on our own, my Core Course has finally come to an end. We wrapped up the semester with a policymaking simulation led by Steve Turner, where we discussed whether Sweden should join NATO. It’s a loaded decision that was… Continue reading One Class Down…
Let’s talk about Field Studies, the (mostly) weekly trips DIS takes us on around Stockholm. Since most of mine are done and the semester is beginning to draw to a close, I thought I’d share my favorites. 3. Nationalmuseet, Norrmalm Classes: European Security Dilemmas, Nordic Contemporary Art That’s right, Nationalmuseet was so good I did… Continue reading Top 3 Field Studies
With my Long Study Tour done and midterms out of the way, I was free last week to travel wherever I wanted. So I went with only the most logical choice for the late fall in Stockholm: somewhere even colder and darker! Tromsø, Norway was where I spent most of the break with two friends… Continue reading On Top of the World: Travel Week in Tromsø!
It was another busy week in Stockholm! I turned 20 on Monday, which is a big-deal birthday in Sweden. I didn’t have much time to celebrate, but I did treat myself a little. I stopped for a nicer-than-usual fika, did a little birthday shopping, and then headed to one of DIS’ New in Town events,… Continue reading Birthday, Halloween, Etc.
Early this week, it hit me: I’ve been here for more time than I have left. That’s crazy! It can not have gone that fast! And since Berlin, I haven’t been as worried about doing “touristy” things as I was before. So even though midterms were still keeping me busy, I’ve been making sure to… Continue reading A Tourist in my Own City