Last time I checked in, I had recently arrived in Berlin, Germany for my Long Study Tour. This was a jam-packed week of history, politics, and culture, but it was all worthwhile! Berlin has long been at the center of the European political scene. The gravity of the city’s past, just beneath the surface of… Continue reading Look Mom, I’m in Berlin!
It’s been an unusual time this last week, and if I’m being honest, not in the most exciting way. School is getting busier, and the variety of activities that define the Swedish summer is thinning out, so the most adventure I’ve been having is on my class field trips. Speaking of which, my long study… Continue reading Beginnings in Berlin (+ other updates)
One of the perks of living in a big city is the amount of incredible things you get to see and do. In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten the chance to learn about some of Stockholm’s biggest cultural attractions–from traditional to modern, art to politics, I feel like I’ve really been getting cultured lately!… Continue reading Getting Cultured
Last year, environmental activist Greta Thunberg began her school strike against climate change. The premise was simple: every Friday, she left school to protest outside the Riksdag and wouldn’t stop until Sweden met its sustainability goals. This past Friday, I joined the strike at the very same place, along with millions of people in coordinated… Continue reading Why I Strike
This week was Core Course Week, which means it’s been all European security all week. In particular, we’ve been focusing on one of Sweden’s most controversial political issues: immigration. We started off in Stockholm as usual with primers and discussions on immigration and integration in Sweden, and we got to talk with speakers from a… Continue reading Core Course Week in Gothenburg!
A few days ago I asked you to send in questions about living in Stockholm so far. Here’s what I have to say! Q: Hi Olivia! Looking forward to hearing about all of your adventures. How is university different in Stockholm compared to what you have experienced in the US? DIS, the program I’m in,… Continue reading Full Disclosure
I’ve been writing a lot about things from my perspective, but I’m curious about what YOU want to know about living in Stockholm. Comment on this post with a question and I’ll answer it by this weekend!
Now that I’ve been here a little while and my initial shock has faded, I thought I’d give you all a look into my first impressions of life in Stockholm. I’ve found out that living abroad comes with a learning curve; some parts of the experience come easily, and some are a little more difficult… Continue reading The Learning Curve
My first week in Stockholm has been like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It’s felt simultaneously like it’s only been a few days and like three separate weeks have gone by. Learning the ins and outs of a new country is pretty hectic–here’s the breakdown of how it’s gone for me. Arrival It’s happening. This… Continue reading One-week check-in
Well, it’s official! In exactly one week, I’ll be getting on a plane to Stockholm, Sweden, and not coming back for four months. It hasn’t exactly come as a surprise—I have been planning this for a long time, and had a countdown on display in my room for most of the summer—but the thought that… Continue reading Counting down the days…