A November update: Darkness and “mysigt”

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”

Long study tour to Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Mid-semester reflections (and showing my parents around Stockholm)!

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)!

Searching for a sense of normalcy abroad

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

Core course week in Gothenburg

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

My Swedish Island Adventure

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

Fika, palaces, & murder tours (oh my!)

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!)