I’ve put off writing this post for far too long, but I think that’s mostly because when I know it’s published, it will be the end to an era. But, whether or not I like it, I’ve been back home in America for almost 5 days now, and it honestly feels like my time abroad is all but a dream. The last few weeks in … Continue reading Hejdå, Sverige
Hej, it’s me again! Probably the worst procrastinator when it comes to updating my blog. I am determined to finish off the semester strong with my posts though, if nothing else for myself to have to look back on. Over the past few weeks, I have traveled to Tallinn, Estonia on a 36 hour cruise, showed three friends from home highlights of Stockholm in one … Continue reading A November update: Darkness and “mysigt”
The long awaited study tour to Scotland finally arrived last week when my Forensic Psychology class hopped on a plane from Arlanda to Edinburgh! One of the reasons I specifically chose DIS Stockholm as opposed to Copenhagen was because of the forensic psych class, and I was super excited that I got to travel to Scotland as a bonus with my classmates. Here’s a day-by-day … Continue reading Long study tour to Edinburgh, Scotland
Lately, it’s as if time has a mind of its own. I can barely remember a time before I called Stockholm home, let alone the first few days here. Now, it feels like the semester is already starting to come to a close, even though we have (a little) over half left. The first half of the semester, one thing that kept me going was … Continue reading Mid-semester reflections (and showing my parents around Stockholm)!
So…I promised I wouldn’t be this person. The blogger that says she’s going to update often, and then suddenly 3 weeks go by with no word from her. I really did promise myself not to do this, yet here we are. Life here has gotten busy in the best way possible, and while I am going to try to hold myself to regular updates, I … Continue reading Travel Week 1 & Busy life updates!
After spending the last 5 or so weeks in Sweden, I finally made the trek back to Arlanda airport for a short trip to Bergen, Norway this past weekend. I knew coming abroad that I wanted to visit some of the other Scandinavian countries since they are so close in proximity, and Norway definitely did not disappoint. I traveled with a friend from DIS, Nina, … Continue reading A weekend in Bergen, Norway
One of the hardest challenges I’ve faced during study abroad so far has been balancing being a tourist in Stockholm, and also recognizing that I’m a student who needs a day-to-day schedule (which may not always include an exciting European adventure for the day). Every time I go straight home from classes to pick up groceries or do homework I feel so guilty, because I’m … Continue reading Searching for a sense of normalcy abroad
This past week, after arriving back home from my trip to Visby, I had a quick 12 hours to sleep, pack and head back to central station with my forensic psychology course to spend a week in Gothenburg (Sweden’s second largest city). During what DIS calls “Core Course Week,” each core course spends a few days in a city in Sweden chosen by the professor … Continue reading Core course week in Gothenburg
In my short time here, I’ve learned to love Stockholm. There’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of city life (especially in Europe), but in the day-to-day business of the semester it’s hard to remember that I’m in Scandinavia and studying abroad. That’s why this past weekend came at the perfect time. I packed up my bag and embarked on a DIS led trip … Continue reading My Swedish Island Adventure
Almost two weeks have gone by in my time abroad, but it feels like it’s been so much longer. The past week has been filled with classes, studying, exploring different parts of Stockholm, and of course, lots of fika. For those of you that don’t know, fika is a Swedish tradition that means coffee break, and it is traditionally held at 2’clock in the afternoon. … Continue reading Fika, palaces, & murder tours (oh my!)