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
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