‘Semester in Sweden’ Category

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Last Weeks of Paradise – Visby, Gotland

It’s so sad to be reminded that we are leaving this great country in just a couple days, however it even sadder to know this is one of the last Semester in Sweden 2015 blog posts. It’s been an absolute joy ride these past four and a half months. I mean just yesterday I feel […]

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Stockholm is not ready for us!

  Hej! My name is Sidney Patnoe-Hagelberger and I’m a junior religion and Scandinavian studies double major. I am from Minneapolis, MN. I choose to study abroad in Sweden because honestly I hate hot weather and lots of sun- so Malaysia was out of the question. Alexa Giebienk is one of my best friends and she […]

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Hej from Beautiful Mora

Hej from beautiful Mora. My name is Britta Johnson.  I am a Junior Psychology and Scandinavian Studies major from Eagan, MN and I am absolutely loving this semester in Sweden.  It is the perfect day here – sunny and in the mid 40s. I just returned from a walk where I got many strange looks because […]

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Well done, and we’re not even close to done.

If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’ve been following the Semester in Sweden and you know where we are going and what we are doing, so I’m going to take my turn to tell you some of what I, at least, am feeling.  First, a little bit about who we are.  Jeff teaches […]

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First Week in Mora

Hallå! We now have been in the city of Mora in Dalarna county for over a week and we all love it! My name is Alexa Giebink and I come from Sioux Falls, SD. I am a junior History Major, Sociology/Anthropology and Classics double minor.  I have no Scandinavian heritage or studies in my background. […]

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Our final days in Jokkmokk, and the Winter Market.

Hej allihopa, och Glad Alla Hjärtans Dag! Hello everyone, and Happy Valentine’s Day! My name is Zach Gardner and I’m from Edina, MN. I’m currently a sophomore at Gustavus, pursuing a major in Scandinavian Studies. As you may have read in the last post, my friend Patrick was the one who told me about this […]

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A Few More Days in Jokkmokk

Hello everybody I am excited to be updating you all on what is happening in the Arctic Circle.  My name is Patrick Day and I am from Branford, Connecticut.  I am a Sophomore, Environmental Studies Major.  I was really excited when I found out that there was a Semester trip to Sweden.  So the first […]

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Sending a Hej! From Jokkmokk!

Reporting from the Arctic Circle here in a very cold Jokkmokk. While we are all so busy frolicking the snow, we managed to find some downtime to do our homework, play some cards and go to school. I’m sure you are all eager to hear about our very intense Uno game, but first let me […]

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Adventures in the Arctic Circle

As a student with some knowledge of the Swedish language I figured I would try to teach you all some as well. There may be some mistakes in it but here is a little about me in Swedish with the English translation below. Hej! Jag heter Hannah Birkholz. Jag kommer från Plymouth, Minnesota. Jag är […]

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Umeå, the fist of many adventures!

Hej! My name is Becca Awe. I am a sophomore Financial Economics and Scandinavian Studies double major. I am from Durango, Colorado. I am on the semester in Sweden program because I think studying abroad is an integral part of a college education, I love the uniqueness of the program, and I thought it would […]