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